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Manchester City FC vs Sheffield United FC, free match prediction 30 Jan 2021

30 Jan 2021 | 20:30 | Manchester, Etihad Stadium
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Manchester City aim to stretch lead further against improved Sheffield United

  • Manchester City now sit outright top of the league with a game in hand
  • City have won their last six league fixtures
  • Sheffield United beat City’s rivals Manchester United in midweek in huge shock

Manchester City to win 2-0

  • Tournament: Premier League 2020-2021
  • Venue: Manchester, Etihad Stadium

MANCHESTER CITY FC vs SHEFFIELD UNITED FC Match Preview & Analysis

City continued their outstanding form of late by thrashing another relegation struggler, West Brom, in midweek. 

After struggling to score goals at their usual rate earlier in the season, City now have 36 for the season, including 11 in their last three matches. Many are predicting City will sweep the Premier League title come the end of the season, with inconsistencies from teams below them.

City will have had a smile on their face as their opponents this weekend shockingly beat Manchester United, allowing them to remain top of the league going into the next round of fixtures.

Sheffield United themselves are much improved of late, despite remaining at the foot of the table. The Yorkshire side have won four of their last five matches in all competitions, and closed the gap on 17th placed Brighton to 10 points.

Regardless, City should make short work of The Blades here.

Teams Preview

Manchester City FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): WWWWW

Reasons to be cheerful:

     11 game winning streak in all competitions

     No real weak spot in the side

Reasons to be fearful:

     Sheffield United proved themselves a tough side against Man United

     Could be lulled into a false sense of security

Manchester City appear unstoppable at the moment. Although highly unlikely, the way in which they are playing has the potential to win every game between now and the end of the season.

If we have learned anything recently, however, it’s that there is always a twist in the tale.

As City’s close rivals United found out to their peril in midweek, even teams at the bottom of the table can bite hard and City will surely be doubly prepared for this one to avoid the same fate.

They have a great opportunity to stretch open a lead to four points, before other sides below them play later in the weekend.

With so many of City’s players on top form, it’s not hard to see why many are tipping them for the title come May.

Star Man – Ilkay Gundogan

Can’t stop scoring right now – the German international has four goals in his last three league matches.

Sheffield United FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): WWLWW

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Win over Manchester United was their best performance this season

     Form has been good lately including FA Cup wins

Reasons to be fearful:

     Both Manchester clubs back-to-back is tough going

     City are in top gear right now

Sheffield United earned arguably one of the greatest results in their history by overcoming Manchester United in midweek, The Blades firmly at the bottom of the table with The Red Devils spending the past couple of weeks at the top.

It will not be enough by itself to drag Sheffield United out of the bottom three, but it could spur them on to more of the same in the weeks to come.

Chris Wilder will be delighted at how his side out-worked and out-fought United throughout the match and limited them to half-chances.

They know that City will present as tough, if not an even tougher challenge here, having swept aside fellow relegation strugglers West Brom 5-0 in their midweek fixture.

Star Man – John Fleck

Was the midfield dynamo that helped contain Manchester United. Assisted their first goal from a corner and was brilliant throughout.

MANCHESTER CITY FC vs SHEFFIELD UNITED FC Winning Prediction

     Sheffield United will want more of the same 

     City will dominate possession

     The Blades will find it harder than vs. United

Chris Wilder will send his players out this weekend asking for more of the same after a brilliant result against Manchester United in midweek.

However, City are a different beast at the moment, scoring goals for fun and not conceding many in return. It’s hard to see a repeat shock here.

Manchester City to win 2-0

Author: Ross B.