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| Bramall Lane | 9 Dec 2023-3:00 pm
Sheffield Utd
Sheffield Utd
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1 : 0
Full Time
Brentford
Brentford
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J. McAtee
45'+1'
1st Half
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45'
2nd Half
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90'
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
CRY
1 : 2
LIV
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
BRI
1 : 1
BUR
England: Premier League 2023-2024
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MUN
0 : 3
BOU
England: Premier League 2023-2024
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SHE
1 : 0
BRE
England: Premier League 2023-2024
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WOL
1 : 1
NOT
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
AST
1 : 0
ARS
England: Premier League 2023-2024
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EVE
2 : 0
CHE
England: Premier League 2023-2024
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FUL
5 : 0
WES
England: Premier League 2023-2024
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LUT
1 : 2
MAC
England: Premier League 2023-2024
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TOT
4 : 1
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Commentary
Line Ups
Stats
Events
Sheffield Utd
Brentford
A. Trusty
Yellow Card 17'
A. Trusty
Tripping
29' Yellow Card
O. Onyeka
Roughing
O. Onyeka
J. McAtee
Goal 1:0 45' +1'
J. McAtee
Assistant: G. Hamer
46' Substitute
In:Y. Yarmolyuk
Out:O. Onyeka
Y. Yarmolyuk
W. Osula
Yellow Card 51'
W. Osula
Roughing
A. Ben Slimane
Substitute 53'
In:A. Ben Slimane
Out:W. Osula
65' Substitute
In:M. Damsgaard
Out:S. Baptiste
M. Damsgaard
66' Substitute
In:M. Olakigbe
Out:K. Lewis-Potter
M. Olakigbe
M. Lowe
Substitute 73'
In:M. Lowe
Out:A. Brooks
Substitute 81'
In:Sydie Peck
Out:J. McAtee
J. Bogle
Yellow Card 83'
J. Bogle
Unsportsmanlike conduct
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7.9
18
W. Foderingham
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6.6
5
A. Trusty
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7.3
19
J. Robinson
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7.3
15
A. Ahmedhodžić
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6.9
20
J. Bogle
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6.7
21
Vinicius Souza
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7.7
10
C. Archer
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6.5
35
A. Brooks
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7
8
G. Hamer
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6.9
28
J. McAtee
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6.7
32
W. Osula
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7
1
M. Flekken
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7
27
V. Janelt
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6.3
16
B. Mee
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7
5
E. Pinnock
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6.6
14
S. Ghoddos
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6.9
26
S. Baptiste
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7.3
6
C. Nørgaard
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7
15
O. Onyeka
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6.9
11
Y. Wissa
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7
7
N. Maupay
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6.7
23
K. Lewis-Potter
Sheffield Utd
7.9
20
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6.9
7.3
7.3
5
d
17'
6.6
6.7
28
m
45'81'
6.9
8
m
7
35
m
73'
6.5
10
f
7.7
32
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51'53'
6.7
Substitutes
53'
7
3
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73'
6.7
1
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38
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14
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81'
6.3
27
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11
m
Coach
Brentford
7
14
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6.6
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16
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6.3
27
m
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15
m
29'46'
7
7.3
65'
6.9
66'
6.7
7
f
7
11
m
6.9
Substitutes
46'
7.3
65'
6.7
66'
6.3
4
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Coach
Sheffield Utd
Brentford
Off Target 5
On Target 4
On Target 4
Off Target 6
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 2d Yellow > Red Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
3 Corners 3
14 Fouls 13
1 Offsides 1
40 Ball Possession 60
9 Shots 10
4 Shots on Goal 4
1 Goals 0
4 Shots off Goal 3
1 Blocked Shots 3
4 Shots insidebox 8
5 Shots outsidebox 2
4 Goalkeeper Saves 3
330 Total passes 483
242 Passes accurate 381
Sheffield Utd
Goalkeepers
Field Players
Brentford
Goalkeepers
Field Players
Goals
Goal
J. McAtee (Assistant: G. Hamer)
45'
+1
Cards
Yellow Card
17'
29'
Yellow Card
Yellow Card
51'
Yellow Card
83'
Referee: S. Attwell

Introduction

The stage is set for an intriguing Premier League clash as Sheffield United welcome Brentford to Bramall Lane on the 9th of December 2023. With the home side struggling at the foot of the table and the visitors sitting more comfortably in mid-table, both teams will be eager to claim vital points in the run-up to the busy festive period. This encounter promises to be a revealing test for both sides as they look to solidify their respective league positions.

Match Analysis

Delving into the stats, Sheffield United's recent run in the Premier League raises concerns, particularly in their defensive department. Having conceded a total of 23 goals in their past 10 matches, the Blades have failed to keep a clean sheet, a glaring issue that Brentford's attack will be keen to exploit. Their attacking display hasn't been much brighter; they have managed to find the net only 4 times in those games, signifying struggles on both ends of the pitch.

On the flip side, Brentford has had a mixed bag of results with three wins and two losses, showing a more resilient form. The Bees have scored a commendable 11 goals in their last ten outings, suggesting a well-oiled attacking machine capable of punishing any defensive lapses. Despite their generally robust performances, Brentford have also shown vulnerabilities, with losses to strong sides such as Arsenal and Liverpool and a defeat to Brighton most recently.

Recent Form

Sheffield United's form line of "LLLDW" clearly indicates a team under siege, rooted at the 20th position in the standings. They have won merely 10% of their last ten fixtures, losing a staggering 70%, and drawing 20%. With such a form, confidence within the squad must be low, and improvements are required urgently if they are to dig themselves out of the relegation mire.

Meanwhile, Brentford's form reading of "LWLLW" highlights a level of inconsistency but with more positive turns. They have a 40% win rate over their last ten fixtures, with a loss percentage of 50% and one draw making up the remaining 10%. Compared to Sheffield United, Brentford seems to be in a better state mentally and in terms of league performance.

Head to Head

- In their most recent encounters in the Championship, Sheffield United has mostly come out on top.
- Sheffield Utd wins: 40%
- Brentford wins: 20%
- Draws: 40%

These previous meetings may not have been in the Premier League, but they can still offer insights into the possible dynamics of their upcoming fixture.

Prediction

Considering the current form and confidence levels of Sheffield United, the game appears to be leaning in favor of Brentford. However, football often defies expectations and playing at home might just inspire Sheffield United to break their poor run.

Given the stats and past performances, the following are plausible betting tips:
- Full-Time Score: Sheffield Utd 1-2 Brentford
- Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 Goals
- Both Teams to Score: Yes
- Asian Handicap: Brentford -0.5
- First Half/Second Half: Draw/Brentford

It's crucial for bettors to monitor team news and any other developments leading up to the match, as these could have significant implications on the game's outcome. However, with Brentford's better form and Sheffield's defensive struggles, it looks like the visitors may just edge this encounter.

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