Spurs will see off the Blades this weekend, according to BBC pundit, Mark Lawrenson.
United head into the clash in north London unbeaten away from home. Three draws and a win at Everton have ensured the Blades are undefeated outside of Bramall Lane.
Spurs, on the other hand, have struggled for form in the Premier League this season. Despite this, Lawrenson is backing Maurcio Pochettino’s men to do the business this weekend.
“Sheffield United continue to impress me but I am going for a Tottenham win here. I am just a little loath to do so because, away from home, the Blades are still unbeaten and always seem to play well too,” Lawrenson said.
“But that run has to end somewhere and the signs are that Spurs are getting back to their usual selves.”
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Lawrenson not always right
As with so many pundits this season, Lawrenson has been wrong about the Blades more than once.
Last weekend, he went for a 2-1 Burnley win at Bramall Lane. Obviously, he couldn’t have been more wrong as the Blades ran out 3-0 winners.
United will be quietly confident. Spurs did get a big win in the Champions League this past week but with that also comes the fatigue within the squad.
Blades to go for it
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has been bold in his approach all season. That won’t change tomorrow, with Wilder expected to go for it again.
It’s the final game before the international break for his team. The idea will be to get some more points on the board and he has promised to ‘attack the game’ in his pre-match presser.
However, it won’t be an easy task. Spurs have Harry Kane back to full fitness and Heung Min Son has had his red-card at Everton overturned.
Mark Lawrenson, in fairness to him, might well get one right this weekend if Spurs can play to their potential.