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Manchester City will be hurting with having dropped points at home last weekend, so will be fired up to respond when they entertain Sheffield United.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Tuesday 21st, January
Kick-off: 20:30 pm
Venue: Bramall Lane

Manchester City thought they had earned all three points last time out but were left cursing their luck as Fernadinho’s stoppage time own-goal ruined Pep Guardiola’s Pep Guardiola’s birthday, and thus the 2-2 result halted their winning run so far this year.

However, the Citizens are still the betting favourites here despite that setback, and will look to bring their supremacy to bear yet again when they tackle Sheffield. They eased to a 2-0 victory the last time this fixture was played so it will be interesting to see how the hosts will set up to thwart them.

Sheffield United continue to exceed expectations in the top flight this season, and have moved within a point of fifth after holding Arsenal to a draw last time out.

The Gunners took a first half lead at the Emirates, but John Fleck struck seven minutes from time to ensure the points were shared in North London.

There will be reason for optimism, as they ran out 2-1 winners the last time they played hosts to Manchester City, but that was in a cup meeting and they have yet to manage a league victory over their opposition since the 1999/2000 campaign.

Team news

Sheffield United

David McGoldrick is the only fitness concern for United.

Manchester City

Leroy Sané and Aymeric Laporte have both returned to City’s training but this game might come too soon for them.

Head to Head

In 118 meetings in the past, Manchester City boast of 47 wins to United’s 37. 34 games have been drawn.

Match stats

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Sheffield United’s last seven league games.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 13 of Manchester City’s last 14 league games

Team form

Sheffield United have given good account of the themselves when up against the big teams in the division, and after earning a point versus Arsenal last time, they will be eager to get one over their latest opponents. Sheffield’s last five league games (DLLWD)

Manchester City let slip their lead to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace last weekend, and will look to get off the blocks quicker this time. They won their last five games in all competitions prior to the start date. City’s last five league games (WWWWD)

Suggested bets

Go for goals in this game, as Manchester City will particularly want to rake in as much as possible goals after only joining the goals eight minutes from time last time. Over 3.5 at 31/20 quickly stands out as one of the value tips here.

Then again, Manchester City are favourites to complete the double over their opponents, and I’d expect they go in at the break with the lead. So tipping them for first half/full time win is 23/20, and that is the second value tip for this game.

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