Liverpool vs. Sheffield United Betting Preview – EPL, October 24, 2020

| October 20, 2020 11:12 am PDT

Liverpool comes off the back of what was a very eventful Merseyside derby to take on a struggling Sheffield United team at Anfield this weekend.

The Blades looked very impressive last season but have only just picked up their first point of the new campaign.

Liverpool vs. Sheffield United Odds

Liverpool to Win-400
The Draw+470
Sheffield United to Win+840

What a difference a season makes. Although Liverpool would have been favorites to win this fixture last year, the odds will not have been this far apart. But Sheffield United has looked well off the pace this season and the pricing is probably fair – if not that attractive.

A Look at the Form

After losing 7-2 to Aston Villa, the international break was probably the last thing that Jurgen Klopp would have wanted. A Merseyside derby against an in-form Everton would have been next on the list. But Liverpool came away from Goodison Park with a point and can now look forward to what should be an easier game this weekend.

Unfortunately, Klopp will be without his star central defender as Virgil van Dijk may be about to miss the rest of the season after a vicious unpunished challenge from Everton keeper Jordan Pickford. With Alisson already out, the Liverpool defense will be a little light on its best players for a while.

But the home side should still come through this game relatively unscathed, as Sheffield United has looked nothing like the team that took the Premier League by storm last season. Just one point from the opening five games tells its own story, but it does seem as though Chris Wilder’s side has been found out.

Whether it is second season syndrome or not, something needs to change quickly for Sheffield United. Rhian Brewster has been brought in from Liverpool – and he will be looked to add the goals that have been missing this season. Whether he will have much of a chance against his former employers on Saturday remains to be seen.

Liverpool vs. Sheffield United Betting Pick

Pick
  • Liverpool to Win
    -400

Sheffield United will have to start winning games soon – and I think it probably will, as there are still some very good players in a team that has a system that worked very well last season. That should be enough to climb out of the slump it is experiencing at the moment but that is not going to happen this weekend. Even with a number of big injuries, Liverpool will be too strong on Saturday.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is an experienced freelance writer specialising in sports and sports betting. He is particularly knowledgeable about world soccer, but also writes about football, basketball and cricket.

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