Manchester United won three of the previous four encounters with the Blades

Manchester United return to league duties three days after their penalty shootout drama in the FA Cup semi-final against Coventry.

The Red Devils will host rock-bottomed Sheffield United in the postponed match of Gameweek No 29 on Wednesday evening at Old Trafford.

Manchester United enter this off the back of a 3-3 thriller against Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final. Six of Sheffield United’s last seven league matches provided four or more goals.

The Blades have just suffered a tough 1-4 home loss to Burnley on Saturday.

Manchester United’s fans went through a rollercoaster of emotions on Sunday. Their team wasted a three-goal lead in the second half of the FA Cup semi-final tie against lower-division Coventry City.

They then endured a disallowed goal for Coventry in the first minute of the extra-time stoppage time. Finally, Erik ten Hag’s men advanced on penalties despite Casemiro’s miss in the opening round.

Sheffield United were also in action at the weekend. They suffered a painful 1-4 home loss to Burnley. The defeat to Clarets officially means the farewell from the top-flight football for the Blades. They are still ten points shy of Nottingham Forest in the safe zone.

Recent Meetings
Manchester United won three of the previous four encounters with the Blades. The Red Devils picked up a 2-1 victory in the return game played in October last year at Bramall Lane.

We’ve seen at least three goals in each of the previous five head-to-head games.

Manchester United vs Sheffield United Prediction
Neither team have been pulling up any trees going into mid-week’s clash at Old Trafford. Manchester United are big favourites to claim the spoils despite being winless in four straight league games.

Ten Hag’s men scored at least two goals in each of the last four affairs across competitions. They are now up against the division’s weakest defensive line. Sheffield United allowed 88 goals in 33 league matches so far in the season.

The Blades shipped four goals in the weekend’s home loss to Burnley. That said, both teams scored in five of Sheffield United’s previous six matches in the Premier League.

Knowing that Manchester United allowed two or more goals in each of their last four outings across competitions, we would not be surprised to see the visitors on target on Wednesday. Home win & Both Teams To Score is our main betting pick and you can back it at the 2.37 odds.

At least four goals were scored in each of Manchester United’s previous four matches in all competitions. The same scenario happened in six of Sheffield United’s last seven Premier League affairs. We also saw three or more goals in each of the previous five H2H meetings between these rivals. The Over 3.5 goals pick is well worth backing at the 1.90 odds.

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