Liverpool – Sheffield United
The champion Liverpool will be looking for their 4th win in the Premier League when they host Sheffield United on Saturday. That’s the perfect moment to preview this match in our soccer predictions for this week. Let’s get to work!
Liverpool started the season with three consecutive wins in the league, but they lost points in their last two matches. What’s more important is that they lost Virgil van Dijk as well. The influental Dutch defender is one of Liverpool’s biggest leaders, but he’s going to miss the remainder of the 2020/21 season because of knee injury.
In their first game without Van Dijk Liverpool recorded a win, though. The Reds faced Ajax in the Champions League and celebrated a 1-0 win at the Johan Cruijff Arena. An own goal from Nicolas Tagliafico was enough for the English side to pick the three points.
With Van Dijk’s injury defense becomes a problem for the manager Jurgen Klopp. Against Ajax used Joe Gomez and Fabinho in defense. Joel Matip on the other hand is recovering from an injury as well.
Sheffield United were terrific in the 2019/20 season, but they are in a serious need of points at the moment. Right now the Blades are 19th in the Premier League and they have won just one point since the start of the campaign. If they continue like this they’d be major favourites for relegation to the Championship.
Sheffield United won their only point in the previous round when they made a 1-1 draw with Fulham. It was actually dissapointing because this game was a perfect chance for the Blades to achieve their first win.
These are our soccer predictions for this week for the Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Sheffield United. We’d be very surprised if Liverpool miss the chance to win here. We believe they are the obvious favourites.