Arsenal vs Sheffield United prediction, odds, expert betting tips and best bets for Premier League match | Sporting News

Arsenal vs Sheffield United prediction, odds, expert betting tips and best bets for Premier League match | Sporting News

Arsenal look to ring in March like a lion as the Gunners travel to Bramall Lane to meet struggling Premier League opponents Sheffield United for a weekday league fixture.

The Gunners are in the thick of the English top-flight title race, sitting third but just a point back of Man City and two behind leaders Liverpool. Knowing those two above them will meet in short order, now is the chance for Arsenal to pounce, especially mindful that a draw between those clubs could give the Gunners the potential lead if they hold serve themselves.

Having won each of their last six Premier League games by a combined 25-3, the Gunners have romped their way back into the thick of the race despite appearing to have fallen out through the festive season. A Champions League setback in Portugal means they could be looking ahead to the all-important second leg to come the following week, but for now, they have a job to do domestically.

Sheffield United, on the other hand, are in total disarray, sitting bottom of the Premier League table on just 13 points through 26 matches. They’ve been pummeled repeated in recent weeks, and sport a dismal -44 goal differential which will see them need to avoid relegation by no other means than collecting points to mount a comeback.

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Arsenal vs Sheffield United prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: Arsenal (-650)
  • Score prediction: Arsenal 4-1 Sheffield United

These two teams could not be trending in more opposite directions. Arsenal are firmly in the thick of an historically close title race, while Sheffield United are fumbling their way back down to the Championship.

The Gunners are scoring goals at will, while Sheffield United are conceding them ad nauseam as teammates clash on the pitch and the optics disintegrate on a weekly basis.

Arsenal pulverized the Blades last time they met, and it feels like that may be in order once again here. If Sheffield United put up a spirited effort regardless of the outcome, it could provide a springboard to a late-season charge, but that feels like a lot to ask against one of Europe’s strongest and most in-form sides.

Sheffield Utd win +1600
Draw +750
Arsenal win -650
Both teams
to score Y/N
+125 / -155
Over / Under
3.5 goals
+110 / -150
-2.5 goals
Sheffield Utd
+2.5 goals

Arsenal vs Sheffield United match facts

  • Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
  • Kickoff Time: 8 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
  • Location: Bramall Lane (Sheffield, England)
  • Referee: Sam Barrott, VAR: John Brooks
  • Last meeting: Arsenal 5-0 Sheffield United (Oct. 28, 2023 | Premier League)

Arsenal vs Sheffield United: best bet

  • Pick: Over 3.5 total goals
  • Odds: +110 (DraftKings)

While often times a top European club thought likely to blow out a relegation candidate doesn’t live up to the hype, there’s every reason to believe that the outcome of this match will indeed reflect the market’s expectations.

Arsenal are in exceptional goal-scoring form, having struck for 25 goals in their last seven matches across all competitions, including 5-0, 6-0, and 5-0 scorelines over Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Burnley, the latter two coming on the road. Mikel Arteta has even admitted that goal difference could matter in the Premier League title race, where the Gunners have a slight advantage at the moment, so that could keep them looking for more in games already decided as the late stages begin.

The Blades, meanwhile, look ripe for the picking, themselves having been beaten 5-0 twice in the last four matches.

Four of the six Monday matches in the Premier League since 2024 began have eclipsed this total, starting with a 4-2 Liverpool win over Newcastle on New Year’s Day and extending through a victory for West Ham over Brentford just last week. The value on this pick is frustratingly lacking, but riding a trend sometimes involves sticking with a prediction regardless of the muted odds.

Arsenal vs Sheffield United prop bet

  • Pick: Highest scoring half — 1H
  • Odds: +185 (DraftKings)

Across their recent goal explosion, Arsenal have been just as threatening in the first half as they have in the second, even as the goal seems to open for them after the break. Last time out against Newcastle for example, the Gunners scored two goals on each side of the half, but sported 1.73 of their 2.86 xG before the break. That was also the case in the reverse fixture between these two teams, with Arsenal bagging four of their five goals after halftime despite a near-even xG split, so a correction can be expected.

Sheffield United’s calamitous back line doesn’t seem to discriminate when they concede, having allowed the most goals in both halves of any Premier League team this season (27 in the first half, 39 in the second). 

Aside from chasing goal differential, Mikel Arteta will have every reason to protect his best players if this game is won late, something Arteta has only recently embraced in recent weeks. Expect them to push for goals early so Arteta can have room to maneuver late with an eye on more important future fixtures.

Arsenal vs Sheffield United live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA USA Network, Telemundo, Universo Fubo USA, Peacock, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo, Universo NOW
Canada  — Fubo Canada
UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Extra

This weekday Premier League match between Arsenal and Sheffield United will be televised in the United States on USA Network, with streaming available on Fubo, which offers a free trial for new users. There is also streaming available on NBC’s premium platform Peacock, as well as Spanish-language offerings on Telemundo and Universo.

In Canada, the entire 2023/24 Premier League season can be found exclusively on Fubo Canada, with every match streaming in one place.

In the UK, this Monday feature match will be televised and streamed by Sky Sports.

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