Here we have a match that will be held in Bramall Lane (Sheffield) behind closed doors, with an approximate temperature of 10°, cloudy sky, and no rain forecast.
The game will count for the 5th round of the Premier League, where C. Wilder’s Sheffield Utd will host S. Parker’s Fulham. It is a duel placed in the low part of the board. Both teams are with 0 points and this is a match where a victory is urgent or at least to earn a point.
It is surprising to see Sheffield Utd in this situation as they are far away from being the solid team we saw before, capable to give a hard time to anyone. For Fulham, I think that they have one of the poorest squads, and I think it will be very complicated to avoid relegation.
I was thinking on backing Sheffield Utd with a -0.25 AH, but players like Egan, O’Connell, Fleck, and McGoldrick are missing or in doubt. Also, they don’t have their star player Henderson in the goal, so we are going to check the corners market. I believe that, in a previous prediction, I mentioned that its style of playing forces a lot of corners, and this time they will host one of the weakest rivals. Being diminished in the defensive line, can hamper them to win the match, but an even game will be good for us as well. They need to win at all costs as the next round will be in Anfield, then they will receive City and then against Chelsea. Last season, they won 80% of the corner duels when played at home, thanks to their wings Baldock and Stevens, who are constantly moving towards the baseline.
We are in an atypical season with no audience in the stadiums, fixtures congestion and more important, positive COVID cases. The best scenario to predict a match during this season is to wait until the day before and, if possible, confirm the starting eleven. However, I need to publish at least 36 hours in advance in BET-IBC.
Additionally, the international break will also join the weekend, so we have to be really careful with this round. For that reason, I will take the aforementioned market. Even though it is too soon to pick it due to the liquidity, I hope you all can place this bet. Even so, I wouldn’t do it under 1.80 odds. You can also bet on this match with the best odds and limits only if you register at the best betting software, VIP-IBC by BET-IBC.