Sheffield United vs Tottenham predictions and betting tips on March 1, 2023
On March 1, Bramall Lane (Sheffield) will host the 1/8 final match of the FA Cup, in which Sheffield United will compete with Tottenham Hotspur. The battle will start at 20:55 CET.
The team made its way to the English Premier League not so long ago, and even spent two years in a row there. It is more than obvious that, being under the rule of the current mentor, Paul Heckingbottom, the team is preparing to return to the higher mentioned level. It was pretty close in the previous season: the 5th place in the regular tournament and a loss on penalties in the joint matches to the future triumphant, Nottingham Forest. Still, that defeat did not bother “the Blades”, and they became stronger in their struggle for the elite division in 2022/2023. Nowadays, the club is seriously claiming a direct promotion. In this context, the defeats made by Middlesbrough and Millwall in February are more than embarrassing – each opponent was able to score three goals. Then, there was a success in the battle with Watford, albeit a minimal, but “dry” one.
The club, being under the rule of Antonio Conte, has finally come back to the Champions League. Moreover, the British team, albeit not without problems, was able to overcome the group stage. The play-offs, however, did not start very well. Still, an away 0-1 defeat made by Milan is not a verdict, and it goes without saying that “the Godfather” is thinking about the way to beat his fellow countrymen in a home match. At the same time, it is important to stay at the level of the previous season in the Premier League. Of course, the instability of competitors helps there, moreover, Chelsea and Liverpool has completely failed. Still, “the Spurs” are not perfect – having defeated Manchester City, they conceded 4 goals in the battle against Leicester. However, the team won in the match with Chelsea on Sunday, increasing the chances of overall success. The Premier League remains a priority, but, on the other hand, the lack of trophies has long become a meme. And it is reasonable to mention that only cup matches may give a significant result.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
In the 2019/2020 season, Sheffield United got 4 points out of 6 in the head-to-head matches with “the Spurs”. The next season brought two victories to Tottenham.
Bookmakers believe that “the Spurs” will continue its way in the tournament. They have not been able to take any trophy for too long – thus, we bet that the guests will win in the following battle (odd: 1.8).