Two sides that need to pick up wins in the Premier League this weekend for very different reasons are Liverpool and Sheffield United. But, which of the sides will get the points that they crave?
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Liverpool’s title defence already looks to be over, as the Reds are seriously in a battle to finish in a top-four place this season. Jurgen Klopp’s side may have needed to deal with a number of injury problems throughout the season, but the German will still need to take responsibility for the severe drop off in quality that has been seen from his side. They are statistically among the world champions in the history of the Premier League, and a win this weekend is vital to avoid the embarrassment of missing out on Champions League football next season. The Reds are currently five points away from West Ham United, and could kick off this weekend’s game as low as seventh in the league standings.
Sheffield United need the points for a very different reason, as their survival bid looks almost impossible at present. There were glimmers of hope a couple of weeks ago, as they picked up wins against Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion. However, three defeats on the bounce since then leaves them 14 points away from safety in the Premier League this season. Only West Brom have won fewer games in the league this season, but their 20 defeats in five more than any other side in the English top-flight. In truth, it looks as though their stay in the Premier League will be coming to an end this season, but they will at least be hoping to end the campaign in as strong a position as possible.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool Head To Head
The Blades wouldn’t be able to take much confidence from the head to head record between these teams, as they haven’t beaten Liverpool in any competition since 2003. That previous win came in the League Cup in January 2003. Liverpool have won four of the previous five meetings between the teams, which includes all three games since the Blades were promoted back into the Premier League.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool Prediction
Despite the struggles that Liverpool have had this season, they should be able to get the three points on the road against Sheffield United this weekend.
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