Brighton Vs Sheffield Free Tips [21st Dec]
Brighton vs Sheffield United (Saturday 21 December) pitches two teams together that have performed better than most pundits predicted so far this season. Brighton continue to play good possession-based attacking football under new manager Graham Potter, whilst Sheffield United are challenging to be playing European football next season.
Check out our trends, analysis, and free tips for Brighton vs Sheffield United.
Brighton vs Sheffield Analysis
15:00 Kick Off on 21st Dec
Brighton vs Sheffield United Match Details
Brighton vs Sheffield United kicks-off at the Amex Stadium at 15.00 on Saturday 21 December.
Brighton were far from convincing in this season’s opening home games, drawing 1-1 with West Ham before losing 0-2 to Southampton and drawing with Burnley. They were then perhaps lucky to come up against an out-of-sorts Tottenham side they beat 3-0. But that victory motivated Brighton to further home wins against Everton and Norwich.
Brighton couldn’t handle Leicester in a 0-2 defeat but gave Liverpool a real scare at Anfield before beating Arsenal at the Emirates. They come into this match after draws at home to Wolves and away at Crystal Palace.
Eight of Brighton’s last 10 matches have produced more than 2.5 goals, whilst both teams have scored in seven of their last nine matches.
Sheffield United Form
The biggest reason why Sheffield United are flying so high this season is they remain unbeaten away from home.
It was a run that started with draws at Bournemouth and Chelsea before The Blades picked up their first away win of the season at Everton.
More draws against Watford, West Ham, Tottenham, and Wolves followed, and they were extremely unlucky not to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with three points. They earned their second away win of the season at Norwich and come into this match having beaten Aston Villa at home last time.
There have been less than 2.5 goals in seven of Sheffield United’s last 10 matches, whilst both teams have scored in 50% of their last 10 matches.
Brighton vs Sheffield United Head-To-Heads
Brighton and Sheffield United have never previously met in the Premier League but have played each other in a variety of other leagues throughout their history.
Those results are unlikely to have much bearing on this match, but Sheffield United did win both matches when the pair met last in the 2005/6 season.
An interesting statistic from past matches is that both teams have scored in seven of their last eight matches. Six of the last eight matches between the two sides have also produced more than 2.5 goals.