BBC Sport regular and well-known pundit, Mark Lawrenson, has tipped Sheffield United to take something from their game with Spurs tomorrow.
The Blades entertain Jose Mourinho’s men at Bramall Lane looking to build on two positive displays against the north London outfit last term.
A 1-1 draw in the capital was one of United’s finest away days, while at home, a rampant Blades side put Mourinho’s men to the sword, winning 3-1 thanks to the help of VAR.
United’s win in midweek should breed confidence, while for Spurs, they’ll be reeling from another poor effort which saw them draw 1-1 with Fulham.
And Lawrenson, speaking on his usual BBC weekly predictions, believes the Blades will have enough to get something from the game.
“There could be more frustration for Tottenham here. They are not on a great run, while Blades will be bouncing a little bit,” Lawro said.
“Spurs have dropped quite a few points from winning positions, including Wednesday’s draw with Fulham. It’s not a massive surprise, that they are not getting the goals to finish teams off though.”
Jose Mourinho and Chris Wilder hold a very high level of mutual respect for each other and will be looking forward to locking horns once again.
Of course, Mourinho is a winner, and he’ll not be happy at holding a losing record against the Blades manager. The Spurs boss will be desperate to change that come Sunday afternoon.
A big effort needed, but possible
Different season, different circumstances, but still a game of football of XI v XI.
That will be what Chris Wilder is telling his troops. Yes, Kane, Son and Bale are world class footballers capable of killing the game off in minutes.
But United have done it against Spurs twice now and more than proved a match for them last term. Wilder will have the Blades well up for this one and like Lawrenson says, we could well spring a surprise.