Manchester City is set to continue their flawless start to the Premier League season as they gear up to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane this Sunday.
After clinching an impressive treble last season, Pep Guardiola’s talented squad is on the hunt for an unprecedented fourth consecutive top-tier title. They kicked off this season by cruising past Burnley and then clinched a narrow victory over Newcastle United at their home ground, the Etihad, last weekend.
City’s next challenge? A trip to Sheffield United. Sheffield, having recently made their way back to the Premier League, haven’t had the best of starts. They began with a loss to Crystal Palace and then suffered another heartbreak against Nottingham Forest. It seems Paul Heckingbottom’s team has their work cut out for them, and a clash against the reigning champions won’t make their journey any easier.
Betting Outlook Historically, Sheffield United last managed a league win against Manchester City in January 2000. Odds suggest this streak might continue, with Sheffield at a distant 17/1.
City’s dominant 3-0 victory over Sheffield in the FA Cup Quarter final last season suggests we might witness another impressive display, with the bookies pricing them at a mere 1/6 (Bet 365).
Betting Tips Given the seeming mismatch in this fixture, those looking to bet might need some creativity. A potential avenue? The Bet Builder market. One attractive option might be to combine Manchester City’s win with Erling Haaland scoring at any point during the match, offering odds of 4/5 with Bet 365.
Manchester City’s track record, especially against teams lower in the standings, is commendable. They’ve rarely slipped up against teams in the bottom half in recent times. And with Erling Haaland’s exceptional form since joining City, this combined bet holds quite the appeal.