A new year has come and the football action continues here at English Premier League. Matchday 21 will feature the second round of matchups between the current leaders of the league Liverpool against the surviving newcomer Sheffield United in an exciting match this week. These two teams are few points away from each other with the hosts aiming to defend their home glory as they face the visitors that game them a tough time last time. It’s your chance to be the first to catch early predictions and fresh odds before the actual match, plus win amazing prizes and bonuses all at the same time only here at 12BET Sportsbook!
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Date and Time: Friday, January 3, 2019, 5:00 AM (GMT+8)
12BET (Football Prediction)
The home team remains undisputed in league table with 55 points and still unbeaten in 19 games they played in the league so far this season, won 18 and drawn 1. The Reds are now unbeaten in 35 Premier League matches having won the home match against Wolverhampton 1-0 last time, their second win right after lifting their 3rd trophy before 2019 ends following the success at FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. The lost to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup broke their 19 matches unbeaten across all competitions and it is also their only lost in 5 games across all competitions. They are still at home to defend their 27 home games unbeaten in all European competitions since losing to Real Madrid 0-3 in October 2014.
Sheffield United (Away)
The visitors will head to this match winless in back-to-back games, drawing the match against Watford 1-1 that broke their 3 games winning run and beaten by the reigning champions Manchester City 2-0 in the last Premier League match of 2019. The Blades currently sit on the 8th place of the league table with 29 points from winning 7, losing 5 and drawing 8 of 20 games they played in the league. They have scored 23 goals in those games they played, conceded to 19 which the 3rd fewest goals conceded and kept 7 clean sheets which the 2nd most clean sheets kept in the league so far. The defeat against the current champions last time ended their 9 away games unbeaten run, having won 3 and drawn 6 since the friendly game lost against Stade Reims 3-1.
During the last decade, these teams have met only once during the first round of their Premier League match in September where Liverpool have won 0-1 on the road.
PREDICTION: Liverpool 3 – 0 Sheffield United
Liverpool 1.49 – Draw 3.00 – Sheffield United 3.05
FT.HDP – Liverpool: 0-0.5
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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