Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheffield United – English Premier League, May 2, 2021

| May 1, 2021 7:01 am PDT

Despite this fixture feeling like dead rubber, Spurs still have a lot to play for in the coming weeks.

As for the already relegated Sheffield United, they might be keen on upsetting a few more other clubs before dropping out of the Premier League.

Spurs vs. Sheffield United Odds

Tottenham Hotspur to Win-303
The Draw+385
Sheffield United to Win+900

With European qualification by no means guaranteed, Tottenham still needs to put the effort in to win these kinds of games.

BetOnline seems quite content to make the home side the favorite to be successful this weekend. The odds for a Sheffield United side under absolutely no pressure do look tempting, though.

Match Preview

The priority may be the Premier League, but Tottenham was very disappointing in last weekend’s EFL Cup final against Manchester City. The only surprise is that the game was won by just one goal.

Pep Guardiola’s side completely dominated the game and allowed Spurs just one shot on target in 90 minutes.

Interim manager Ryan Mason needs to get his players to put more effort in as the EPL fixtures begin to run out. City winning the EFL Cup gives Spurs a little more breathing space when it comes to European soccer. There is still a lot of difference in the status of qualifying for the Europa League and the new third-tier Europa Conference League.

Sheffield United has no such European worries, of course – and doesn’t have any Premier League ones either now that relegation has already been confirmed. That was shown in the freedom the players used to beat Brighton last weekend and could well be the team’s greatest asset in its remaining fixtures as well.

David McGoldrick scored the only goal of that game to give interim manager Paul Heckingbottom his first victory in charge. The Blades will be only playing for pride for the next five games but will have to deal with several injuries as well. It has not been an enjoyable campaign for Sheffield United – and the sooner it finishes, the quicker the club can plan for next season.

Spurs vs. Sheffield United Prediction and Pick

Pick
  • Tottenham Hotspur to Win
    -303

I am not entirely convinced that we will see an impressive display from Spurs on Sunday. With Sheffield United so limited in its attacking options, I still don’t think the attitude of the visiting side will be enough to stop Tottenham from winning.

Harry Kane should be fit enough to play, and he could be the only reason his team wins the three points this weekend.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

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