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Sheffield United vs Tottenham prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Jack Rathborn
·2-min read
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Sheffield United have their first victory of the Premier League season and now host Tottenham at Bramall Lane looking to further narrow the gap to safety.

Buoyed by Billy Sharp’s winner against Newcastle, Chris Wilder’s side are now just nine points off Brighton in 17th.

While Spurs are desperate for three points after dropping two points against one of the Blades’ rivals in the battle to beat the drop, Fulham, who snatched a fifth straight draw thanks to Ivan Cavaleiro’s strike.

Jose Mourinho’s side are now two points outside the top four as he bids to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

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Blades won the last outing between the sides and the reverse fixture last season with a comfortable 3-1 victory with goals from Sander Berge, Lys Mousset and Oliver McBurnie.

Gareth Bale is yet to feature prominently for Spurs since joining on loan from Real Madrid, but his boss insists there are no talks yet about extending his second spell in north London.

"There was not even a second of discussion about that," Mourinho said. “Gareth is a player on loan until the end of the season. Not one second of discussion. We are speaking about, of course, Gareth, himself, Real Madrid, Tottenham, but I promise you, not one second of discussion.”

READ MORE: Tottenham’s defence exposes Jose Mourinho’s mentality after late Fulham equaliser

Here is everything you need to know about the game which will have implications at both ends of the table:

READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table — all matches by date and kick-off time

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 2pm on Sunday 17 January at Bramall Lane.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event with coverage beginning at 1pm.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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Official line-ups

Sheffield United: Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Ampadu; Bogle, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Burke

Spurs: Lloris; Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Davies, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bergwijn, Son, Kane

What are the odds?

Sheffield United - 19/4

Draw - 14/5

Tottenham - 8/13

Prediction

Spurs have to bounce back but Blades will be flying from the start here. Mourinho will know how pivotal it is to win here though and while a point might not be enough to satisfy Mourinho, that might be what he has to take given the short turnaround and form of both teams. We’ll go for a hard-fought, entertaining 1-1 draw.

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