Man City vs Sheffield Utd prediction, odds & betting tips 30/12/2023

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30/12/23 - 15:00

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England Premier League - Etihad Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Here are our Premier League predictions for Manchester City vs Sheffield United this weekend. The Club World Champions returned to domestic football with a win in midweek and will be expected to secure a comfortable three points against the division's bottom club Sheffield United.

Man City vs Sheffield Utd prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Man City to Win-to-Nil

  • Man City have won each of their last six encounters with Sheff Utd.
  • Man City have kept five clean sheets in their last six games against Sheff Utd.

Another reason that we have backed Man City to win to nil as our main prediction is that Sheff Utd have failed to score in three of their last six league games.

Latest odds

Head to Head

27/08/23

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Man City

Man City

1

2

22/04/23

England FA Cup FA Cup

Man City

Man City

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

0

30/01/21

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

0

31/10/20

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Man City

Man City

0

1

21/01/20

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Man City

Man City

0

1

Last Five - Man City

20/04/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Chelsea

Chelsea

Man City

Man City

0

1

W

17/04/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Man City

Man City

1

1

D

13/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Luton

Luton

Man City

Man City

1

5

W

09/04/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Man City

Man City

3

3

D

09/04/24

Hungary NB I Hungary

Man Utd

Man Utd

Man City

Man City

0

0

D

Last Five - Sheff Utd

20/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Burnley

Burnley

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

4

1

L

13/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Brentford

Brentford

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

2

0

L

07/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Chelsea

Chelsea

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

2

2

D

04/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Liverpool

Liverpool

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

1

L

30/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Fulham

Fulham

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

3

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 1/11 (1.09) – 91.7%
  • DRAW: 12/1 (13.00) – 7.7%
  • AWAY: 40/1 (41.00) – 2.40%

Man City are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 91.7%, and we can't see this game ending in anything but a home win. If you want more football betting tips on this Premier League encounter, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

If you want to back over 2.5 goals in this game the odds currently stand at 1/3 (1.33) and have a probability of 75%, but you could go for under 2.5 goals at 5/2 (3.50) but the probability is only 28.6%.

Man City vs Sheffield Utd prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 3-0

  • Man City have scored three or more goals in four of their last five matches in all competitions.
  • Sheff Utd have failed to score in two of their last three away games.

Julian Alvarez to Score Anytime

  • Alvarez is Man City's joint-second top scorer in the Premier League with five goals.
  • In the absence of Erling Haaland, Alvarez played through the middle against Everton in midweek and scored.

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Man City vs Sheffield Utd team news

Man City

Man City made the trip to Goodison Park in midweek where despite trailing 1-0 at the interval, Pep Guardiola's men ran out comfortable winners in the end. Phil Foden equalised early in the second half from range and Julian Alvarez converted a soft penalty to make it 2-1 in the sixty-fourth minute. Bernardo Silva pounced upon a poor pass from Jordon Pickford to make sure of the points late on.

John Stones picked up a knock in that win over Everton and could be joined on the sidelines by Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Jeremy Doku and Ruben Dias this weekend.

Predicted Lineup: Ederson (GK), Walker, Aké, Gvardiol, Akanji, Grealish, Silva, Rodri, Foden, Nunes & Álvarez

Sheff Utd

The Blades lost what felt like a must-win game at home to Luton last time out, going down 3-2 in their own backyard. Luton went in at the break 1-0 up but two goals in the second half from Ollie McBurnie and Anel Ahmedhodzic saw Sheff Utd take the lead. However, the luck went against the home side as two own goals handed Luton all three points on a plate.

Chris Basham, John Egan, Tom Davies, Daniel Jebbison and James McAtee could miss the trip to Manchester through injury or illness, while Gustavo Hamer and Anel Ahmedhodzic are suspended. Jayden Bogle is available for selection after serving a one-match ban.

Predicted Lineup: Foderingham (GK), Baldock, Robinson, Bogle, Trusty, Ben Slimane, Souza, McAtee, Lowe, McBurnie & Archer

Man City

Man City
4-2-3-1
31
Ederson
br
2
Kyle Walker
gb
25
Manuel Akanji
ch
6
Nathan Ake
nl
24
Josko Gvardiol
hr
8
Mateo Kovacic
hr
16
Rodri
es
20
Bernardo Silva
pt
47
Phil Foden
gb
10
Jack Grealish
gb
19
Julian Alvarez
ar
Substitutes
92
Micah Hamilton
gb
52
Oscar Bobb
no
17
Kevin De Bruyne
be
4
Kalvin Phillips
gb
21
Sergio Gomez
es
27
Matheus Nunes
pt
18
Stefan Ortega
de
3
Ruben Dias
pt
82
Rico Lewis
gb

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd
3-4-2-1
18
Wes Foderingham
gb
2
George Baldock
gr
19
Jack Robinson
gb
5
Auston Trusty
us
20
Jayden Bogle
gb
21
Vinicius Souza
br
16
Oliver Norwood
gb
14
Luke Thomas
gb
25
Anis Ben Slimane
tn
35
Andre Brooks
gb
32
William Osula
dk
Substitutes
23
Ben Osborn
gb
1
Adam Davies
gb
11
Benie Adama Traore
ci
9
Oliver McBurnie
gb
7
Rhian Brewster
gb
33
Rhys Norrington-Davies
gb
10
Cameron Archer
gb
38
Femi Seriki
gb
27
Yasser Larouci
dz

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Bernardo Silva

We're backing Bernardo Silva to control this game for Manchester City and wouldn't be surprised to see the Portuguese international get on the scoresheet or set up a goal or two for his teammates.

Silva has scored five goals in the Premier League this season, most recently in midweek against Everton. The talented playmaker has also provided four assists this season, making him one of the main creators of goals in a Man City side packed with creativity.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.