Everton Vs Sheffield United Tactical Preview: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Men And Odds

Sheffield United Vs Everton Tactical Preview (Everton's Andre Gomes in action in the photo)
Aston Villa's Egyptian midfielder Trezeguet (L) vies with Everton's Portuguese midfielder André Gomes during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on July 16, 2020. (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Sheffield United will play hosts to Everton at Bramall Lane on Monday evening hoping to pick up a positive result at home. The Blades suffered a 2-0 loss away at Leicester City in their last Premier League outing, so we can expect them to be desperate for the three points tomorrow evening. The Toffees will come into this contest on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw versus Aston Villa on Thursday.

Talking Tactics

Chris Wilder will stick with his favoured 3-5-2 formation and could be inclined to make one change to his side for this upcoming league clash. Most of the goal-scoring burden for the home side will fall on the shoulders of David McGoldrick and Oli McBurnie as they try to expose the Toffees defensive weaknesses from set-pieces.

Carlo Ancelotti will continue setting up his side in a 4-4-2 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his first-team tomorrow. Richarlison will once again be Everton’s best hope for a goal. Both Theo Walcott and Bernard might get a chance to impress as the wingers as they look to get in behind the Blades backline out on the flanks.

Team News

Sheffield United

Both Leon Clarke and Luke Freeman are unlikely to recover in time for this clash versus the Merseyside outfit. Otherwise, Wilder has no fresh injury concerns and might name John Fleck back in his starting lineup for Everton’s visit tomorrow.

Sheffield United Predicted XI

Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McBurnie, McGoldrick

Sheffield United vs Everton tactical preview (Tottenham's Heung-min Son being challenged by Sheffield's John Lundstram in the photo)
Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by John Lundstram of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 09, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Everton 

Yerry Mina (thigh), Fabian Delph (muscle) and Mason Holgate (shin) will all be sidelined for this contest. Ancelotti might welcome Theo Walcott and Anthony Gordon back to his first-team as they look to impress out on the wide areas.  Jarrad Branthwaite will also continue to feature alongside Michael Keane at the heart of the Toffees defence.

Everton Predicted XI

Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Branthwaite, Digne, Walcott, Davies, Gomes, Gordon, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison

Key Men

Sheffield United

The midfield three of John Fleck, Oliver Norwood and Sander Berge will have to collectively produce a strong display at the centre of the park if the Blades are to secure all three points tomorrow evening.

Everton

Both Richarlison and Lucas Digne will carry most of the creative workload in the opposition half. However, the defensive performance of Michael Keane and Jarrad Branthwaite could very well determine the outcome of this upcoming encounter at Bramall Lane.

Odds

The bookmakers have made the Blades the favourites to emerge victorious tomorrow after they were priced at 11/10. The draw has been listed as 11/5 while Carlo Ancelotti’s men are 27/10 underdogs to pull off an upset away at Yorkshire.

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