Sheffield heads home to Bramall Lane to take on Liverpool in Round 7 of the English Premier League on September 28, 2019.

“Soccer" Sheffield United

Sheffield United was founded  in 1889 and the club calls Bramall Lane as their home since their inception. Sheffield United won the Football league in 1898 and they have also won the FA Cup a total of four times in their history. However, since winning the last of their FA Cup crowns in 1925, the Blades are in a drought as they have not won any major football prize to date.

Sheffield United went into financial trouble during the 90s and were relegated to the First League after the 2011 season. But after Saudi Arabia’s Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud entered the picture and bought 50% of the club in 2013, Sheffield United regaine the muscle to become competitive again. In 2018-19, they stayed in the Top 6 of the Championship all season long and booked a return to the Premiere League after a 12 year absence.

Sheffield United currently ranks 7th in the Premier League in Goal Difference. This team has scored a total of five goals this season, which ranks them at 10th overall in the league. They have given up a total of five goals which places them in a tie for 7th place. Sheffield United is also ranked 15th overall in assists with only two so far in their four matches played.

Callum Robinson, Oliver McBurnie and John Lundstram look in good form and have scored one goal each for Sheffield United. Meanwhile, Enda Stevens and George Baldock are responsible for the club’s two assists. On the defensive end, Dean Henderson has allowed five goals in four matches with a total of nine saves on the season.

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“Soccer" Liverpool

Liverpool was established in 1892 and the club joined the Football League the following year. The Reds are one of the most successful and popular football teams in the world, not just in England.  They have won a total of six European Cups which is more than any English team in history. Liverpool has also won three UEFA Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, 18 League titles, seven FA Cups a record 8 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields and one Football League Super Cup title .

Immediately after he took over, Jurgen Klopp led the Reds to runners-up finishes in the Football League Cup and in the UEFA Europa League. Liverpool finished second behind Manchester City during the 2018-19 term with 97 points, a record for a second-placed squad. They have made the Champions League final in two consecutive seasons and they defeated Tottenham 2-0 to win the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.

Liverpool ranks 1st in the EPL in Goal Difference at +11. They are ranked second in the EPL with 15 goals scored on the season while only conceding a Premier League-best four goals so far this term. Liverpool also ranks 2nd in the league in assists with a total of 11 on the season.

Mohamed Salah has scored already four goals this season and has two assists. Sadio Mane also has four goals and one assist while Roberto Firmino leads the team with three assists while also scoring two goals this year. Goalkeeper Adrian has conceded four goals and has a total of seven saves on the season.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Sheffield United head to this matchup as soccer betting underdogs. Despite many people saying that they will  be relegated this season, Sheffield continues to put up a fight. A good start has seen Sheffield earn a 1-2-1 SU record in their first four matches. Although they lost their last match to Leicester City at home, they have exceeded their preseason expectations.

On the other hand, Liverpool leads the Premier League with an unbeaten 5-0 SU record. The Reds have given up just four goals in a total of five matches while scoring 15 of their own. It has been an impressive start for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane so far and their offense has been on full display.

Head to head, Liverpool hasn’t lost to Sheffield in their last three matches dating back to 2003. Liverpool is 2-1-0 SU against Sheffield United during that period. With the way they are playing right now, I don’t think Sheffield United can keep up with the Reds on either side of the field. This one’s not a tough pick to make, really. Prediction: Liverpool

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