Sheffield United v Spurs: Team news and match preview
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Sheffield United v Spurs: Team news and match preview

Spurs host Sheffield United this evening and we’ve got all the team news for you ahead of the clash in North London this evening.

The Blades enter the game on the back of a rare win the Premier League this season. David McGoldrick’s winner against Brighton last weekend enough to see them home.

Spurs, on the other hand, come into the clash with no permanent manager and limp performance in the League Cup final behind them. Ryan Mason’s men were heavily criticised for that showing and will surely want to come bouncing back this weekend.

Form guide

We don’t need to go over United’s form too much. It’s just two wins in the last ten Premier League games for the Blades. In those ten fixtures, United have scored just three goals.

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For Spurs, their Premier League form is patchy to say the least. Just two wins from the last seven, with three defeats in there reflect the season as a whole for the club.

Last season United got the better of the meetings. A 1-1 draw in London was followed up with a comfortable 3-1 home win for United post-lockdown. Paul Heckingbottom will hope for much of the same, then.

Sheffield United v Spurs Team News

United finally have some good news when it comes to the injury front. Sander Berge will return to the squad, after Paul Heckingbottom confirmed he’d include the Norwegian.

Beyond that, Heckingbottom is likely to continue with the team as it has been. Chris Basham will miss out again, meaning George Baldock is likely to slot in at right centre-back once more.

Spurs have a fully fit squad to choose from following the cup final, barring Ben Davies. The Welsh defender has been missing for a while now and is no closer to being back just yet. Harry Kane should lead the line, while Gareth Bale will be hoping to start.

Predicted line-ups

Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Bogle, Baldock, Egan, Bryan, Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Osborn, McGoldrick, Brewster

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Dier, Alderweireld, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Bale, Son, Kane

Sheffield United News prediction

Despite the good performances against Spurs last season we think it’s a tough ask for United to get something today.

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It won’t be the hammering it might have been a few weeks back but controlling Kane and keeping the likes of Son and Bale quiet is a tough ask for any team, never mind United.

We think there’s a goal in it for the Blades but Kane will have too much for us up top. A reverse of the scoreline from Bramall Lane wouldn’t surprise us.

Predicted Scoreline: Spurs 3 -1 Sheffield United

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