Arsenals trip to Bramall Lane throws some very interesting questions on Monday, and its a fixture Im certainly excited about.
It is the possibility of watching with a solid defence against a strike; a side who have struggled against a side that are poor on the street at home.
Its safe to mention Blades lovers will be delighted with the way conceding just seven occasions and earning nine points in their eight matches. Its early days, yet this solidity in the rear will be vital when his side may be required by Wilder.
In actuality, they have retained clean sheets than Arsenal—which shouldnt come as much of a surprise—and are unbeaten against Everton, Chelsea, Bournemouth and Watford in their four off matches. Mightily impressive.
However, at home, they have lost their last three (scoring just once at the time), and cant seem to quite get it , however, the indications are really great — because we watched during this dreadful defeat against Liverpool.
And what about Arsenal? Theyve won only one of their four off gamesmost recently drawing Old Trafford—and its hard to know what to make of them. Sheffield Uniteds lack of goals is an issue, but Arsenal are notoriously leaky in the back, and its tough to realize how this fixture stands outside, should company can be held by the Blades like they did against Liverpool.
For mepersonally, the value will be with financing Arsenal to acquire and beneath 3.5 aims in a full-scale 19/10. Seven Uniteds eight matches have observed under four aims, although Arsenal matches are generally more open, they have still had four games end with under 3.5 goals scored.
Then theres the outcome. Together with Alexandre Lacazette likely to return, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Uniteds lack of firepower could possibly be penalized if the Arsenal front is firing.
Can a Blades bring surprise or win me? No. However, a closely-fought Arsenal triumph at 19/10 is definitely a cost well worth gobbling up.
Along the very same lines, below 1.5 goals from the first-half seems a very good bet.
86 percent of Uniteds goals are from the second-half of games this year (i.e. all but one), whereas Arsenal are in 62% so far as second-half targets are concerned.
Wilder will wish to frustrate Arsenal for as long as you can (notice: Liverpool match), which is the reason why a war of attrition will be anticipated.