Arsenal vs Sheffield United Prediction - Soccer Picks 10/28/23
Arsenal (6-3-0) vs Sheffield United (0-1-8)
Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 10 am (Emirates Stadium)
Arsenal -714/Sheffield United +2500 - Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Arsenal are welcoming Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2023 in Round 10 of the Premier League. The Gunners are massive favorites here against one of two winless teams (Bournemouth). The gap between these rivals is 20 points and anything but a big win for the hosts would be surprising. This is our Arsenal vs Sheffield United betting preview and prediction.
Arsenal (Form and News)
Last season’s runners-up Arsenal will look to continue legitimizing their Premier League (PL) title credentials by seeing off basement boys Sheffield United here. Mikel Arteta's side did drop points in their last league outing away at Chelsea but showed great determination to bounce back from two goals down to salvage a point against their London rivals - ensuring they remain one of just three sides still unbeaten across England’s top four tiers coming into the weekend (W6, D3).
The Gunners followed up on that point at Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 win over Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, but Mikel Arteta’s men were dealt a blow when Gabriel Jesus, who had a hand in both goals, was forced off with a hamstring injury. That may sideline him here, but the home fans will still be confident they can keep building momentum given that Arsenal are unbeaten in 36 PL games at the Emirates Stadium against newly-promoted sides, a run that stretches back to 2010 (W31, D5).
Player to watch: Including in his last six successively, Bukayo Saka has either scored or assisted a goal in seven of his eight Premier League appearances this season.
Mikel Arteta will be without Gabriel Jesus (muscle), Jurrien Timber (knee), and Thomas Partey (muscle).
Sheffield United (Form and News)
While the 2023/24 season remains in its infancy Sheffield United’s prospects already look incredibly bleak. A 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday was their eighth loss of the PL campaign, with their one point after nine rounds the joint-worst return at this stage in competition history. Rather ominously, it was the Blades’ 2020/21 campaign that also started in this manner, and ended in relegation to the Championship.
Paul Heckingbottom’s men have wilted as games have gone on, already conceding eight goals beyond the 75th minute in the PL this term. The severity of that troublesome trend is amplified when you take into account no team has scored more Premier League goals in this period than Arsenal coming into the round (six).
Player to watch: Wes Foderingham made more saves this season (48) than any other PL goalkeeper coming in the round.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United H2H Record
Sheffield United have won just two of their last 19 league games against Arsenal, neither of which came on the road. Arsenal won each of the last three H2Hs.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United Odds
Betting on Arsenal to win at -714 doesn’t make sense, so if you like chasing surprises, you can try with a draw at +1000 or Sheffield United to win at +2500. Those who prefer betting on goals can do it on Over 2.5 at -250 and Under 2.5 at +235. Both teams to score can be backed YES at +147 on NO at -149. Check out more Premier League odds here.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United Betting Pick
Sheffield United are the weakest team in the Premier League, and I’ll be shocked if they manage to avoid a defeat on Saturday. Not only that I expect Arsenal to win, but I am backing the hosts to do it in style and score multiple goals. That won’t be hard against the Blades, who collected just one point in nine games this season and lost all four road matches.
Sheffield United allowed the league-high 24 goals (2.66 per match), so I back Arsenal to score at least three here. The Gunners scored 2+ goals in five of six home games this season, and bagging 3+ against the worst side in the English top flight shouldn’t be a problem for Mikel Arteta’s men.