League: England Premier League
Sheffield United vs Burnley
Pick: Under 2.5 Match Goals
REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in each of the last three meetings between Sheffield United and Burnley.
- Sheffield United and Burnley are two of the three lowest scoring teams in the Premier League this season.
Low-key contest likely in Sheffield
Sheffield United supporters return to Bramall Lane on Sunday just in time to wave the Blades off as they head back to the Championship after a nightmare Premier League campaign.
United will exit the top-flight as the division’s lowest scorers by a distance and having notched just two goals in their last six assignments on home turf, the Blades shouldn’t be expected to sign off in style against Burnley.
Sean Dyche has been promised extra funds to invest in his squad this summer and judging by the Clarets’ finish to the season, reinforcements are certainly needed.
Burnley have lost six of their last eight league fixtures, though it’s worth noting that each of their last four victories were secured away from Turf Moor.
Finding a regular route to goal has been a problem again for Dyche’s men this term, and only Fulham and their opponents on Sunday, Sheffield United, have scored less often since August.
Burnley’s clash with The Blades has all the makings of a low-key dead rubber between two goal-shy teams, and backing under 2.5 goals is advised as a result.
Ben Mee was the unlikely match-winning hero for the Clarets when they last faced United in December, and a repeat of the 1-0 scoreline from that contest is our correct score prediction for Sunday.
Sheffield United injuries and team news
Jack O’Connell, Billy Sharp, Oliver McBurnie and Oliver Burke are all out for the Blades, while Sander Berge and Ethan Ampadu are rated as doubtful.
Burnley injuries and team news
Robbie Brady and Kevin Long are both out for Burnley, while Ashley Barnes, Phil Bardsley, Nick Pope and Dale Stephens are all considered doubts for varying reasons.