Sheffield United To Face The Table Leaders Manchester City On Their Turf For Premier League

Akshay Sonawane
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Manchester City will be welcoming Sheffield United for the Premier League fixture on Saturday at 8:30 PM IST at the Eithad Stadium. The hosts have acquired the topmost position with 41 points in the Premier League standings while the visitors have occupied the bottom-most spot with eight points.

Manchester City played 19 matches out of which they won 12 games, lost twice and had a draw on five occasions while Sheffield United played 20 games, they won and drew two games each while they ended up on the losing side 16 times.

Sheffield United will be entering into this game with a surprising victory against Manchester United earlier this week. Goals from Harry Maguire and Oliver Burke sealed the match for the Blades. They will be facing Manchester City on a higher note and will want to clinch another surprising victory.

On the other hand, Manchester City claimed the number one position in the Premier League on Tuesday and declared themselves as the number one contender for the title. City has been unbeaten since their 1-1 draw against West Bromwich at the Eithad Stadium last month. They have conceded only 13 goals in 19 games till now. In their previous fixture, City thrashed West Brom by the margin of 5-0.

In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Manchester City has the upper hand as they beat Sheffield United on 52 occasions and lost to them only 38 times while 32 games ended in a draw.

Manchester City will be entering into this fixture without Kevin De Bruyne who picked up a hamstring injury. He will be out of the game for about a month.

Kean Bryan was taken off after 53 minutes at Old Trafford, his inclusion is doubtful for the game. Enda Stevens, Ben Osborn, Jack Robinson and Oli McBurnie are sidelined due to an injury.