Sheffield United vs. Tottenham Prediction, Expert Pick | EPL – BetMGM

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Tottenham's Son Heung-min gestures after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023.
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Nick Hennion @nickhennion May 15, 2024, 1:51 PM
  • Sheffield United is a +1.5-goal underdog against Tottenham.
  • Tottenham earned a 2-1 home win in the reverse fixture.
  • Why bettors should expect goals to flow on Sunday at Bramall Lane.

In what’s generally a meaningless fixture on Sunday at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United close out their Premier League campaign against Tottenham. 

Following their loss to Manchester City on Tuesday, Tottenham need only a point at Sheffield or dropped points from Newcastle United and Chelsea to secure Europa League football. 

As for Sheffield, they’ve already received their relegation fate and are locked into the 20th spot in the Premier League table. 

Here’s a look at the EPL odds and my prediction for Sunday’s match. 

EPL Odds – Sheffield United vs. Tottenham

  • Sheffield United Moneyline: +625
  • Tottenham Moneyline: -300
  • Draw Moneyline: +500
  • Over/Under: 4.5 Goals (+125/-175)

Premier League Prediction – Sheffield United vs. Tottenham

Total Over 4.5 Goals (+125)

This game reminds me of Southampton vs. Liverpool on the final day last season. 

Southampton had already been relegated and were playing a meaningless home game. As for Liverpool, they were locked into a Europa League spot. 

What ensued was nothing short of pure chaos, with three goals in the first 20 minutes. Ultimately, the game finished 4-4 with 6.3 combined post-shot expected goals, per 

Bettors should expect a similar outcome in this game, which matches a historically profitable system. 

Since 2012-13, games featuring home underdogs that saw their last game go under the total by at least two goals are 50-25-1 to the over, assuming the visitors average at least 1.4 goals. 

Although that system assumes the total is 2.5, 3 or 3.5, I’m willing to take a shot in a game where teams have generally played high-event matches. 

In Sheffield’s last four home games, they’ve created 1.98 expected goals per 90 minutes and have created at least two expected goals in two straight. 

Plus, in 13 matches with Ben Brereton Diaz in the lineup, Sheffield have scored at least twice in six games. 

Sample seven games against teams 11th or worse in non-penalty expected goal differential, and bettors will find Sheffield has created 1.54 expected goals per 90 minutes. 

The problem? They’ve looked quite bad against competent attacks. 

Sheffield have played 13 games against sides creating at least 1.6 npxG per 90 minutes this season. All but four have created more than two expected goals, with five clearing 2.5. 

Plus, six of those teams have scored at least three goals on Sheffield with five scoring at least five goals. 

Tottenham have created at least two post-shot expected goals in three straight games and created two post-shot xG in the reverse fixture. 

As a result, take the over on Sunday. 

Sheffield United Form 

May 11 at Everton: 0-1, L

May 4 vs. Nottingham Forest: 1-3, L

April 27 at Newcastle United: 1-5, L

April 24 at Manchester United: 2-4, L

April 20 vs. Burnley: 1-4, L

Tottenham Form

May 14 vs. Man City: 0-2, L

May 11 vs. Burnley: 2-1, W

May 5 at Liverpool: 2-4, L

May 2 at Chelsea: 0-2, L

April 28 vs. Arsenal: 2-3, L

Upcoming EPL Match Schedule

HomeAwayDateTime (ET)Location
ArsenalEvertonMay. 1911:00 AMEmirates Stadium
Man CityWest Ham UnitedMay. 1911:00 AMEtihad Stadium
BrentfordNewcastle UnitedMay. 1911:00 AMGTech Community Stadium
Brighton & Hove AlbionManchester UnitedMay. 1911:00 AMAmex Stadium
BurnleyNottingham ForestMay. 1911:00 AMTurf Moor
ChelseaBournemouthMay. 1911:00 AMStamford Bridge
Crystal PalaceAston VillaMay. 1911:00 AMSelhurst Park
LiverpoolWolvesMay. 1911:00 AMAnfield
Luton TownFulhamMay. 1911:00 AMKenilworth Road
Sheffield UnitedTottenhamMay. 1911:00 AMBramall Lane

EPL Standings

TeamRecord (Wins-Draws-Losses)PointsGoal DifferentialNotes
Manchester City27-7-38860---
Arsenal FC27-5-58661---
Liverpool FC23-10-47943---
Aston Villa FC20-8-96820---
Tottenham Hotspur19-6-126310---
Chelsea FC17-9-116013---
Newcastle United17-6-145721---
Manchester United17-6-1457-3---
West Ham United14-10-1352-12---
Brighton & Hove Albion12-12-1248-4---
Crystal Palace12-10-1546-6---
Fulham FC12-8-1744-8---
Everton13-9-1540-108 Point Deduction
Nottingham Forest8-9-2029-194 Point Deduction
Luton Town6-8-2326-31---
Burnley FC5-9-2324-36---
Sheffield United3-7-2716-66---

EPL ATS Records

TeamATS RecordATS Win Pct.Home ATS RecordHome ATS Win Pct.Road ATS RecordRoad ATS Win Pct.
Aston Villa19-17-1.52712-7.6327-10-1.417
Brighton & Hove Albion15-20-2.4328-9-1.4727-11-1.395
Crystal Palace20-17.5419-9.50011-8.579
Luton Town22-14-1.60813-5.7229-9-1.500
Manchester City19-18.5148-10.44411-8.579
Manchester United17-20.4599-10.4748-10.444
Newcastle United18-19.48612-7.6326-12.333
Nottingham Forest15-20-2.4325-13-1.28910-7-1.583
Sheffield United19-18.5149-9.50010-9.526
Tottenham Hotspur18-19.4869-10.4749-9.500
West Ham United19-18.51412-7.6327-11.389
Wolverhampton Wanderers18-19.4869-10.4749-9.500

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Nick Hennion

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Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.

Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.