Preview: Sheffield United vs Southampton – prediction, team news, lineups
Looking to somehow replicate their eight-goal beating over Newport County in the previous round, Southampton will travel to Sheffield United for the EFL Cup third round on Tuesday night. Sheffield United vs Southampton live stream, Sheffield United vs Southampton channel, Sheffield United vs Southampton pawastreams, Sheffield United vs Southampton h2h, Sheffield United vs Southampton where to watch.
Meanwhile, Slavisa Jokanovic’s Blades beat Carlisle United before taking Derby County out of the tournament to reserve their spot at this stage.
Sheffield United vs Southampton Match preview
The less said about Sheffield United’s beginning of life in the second division, the better, although the Blades are slowly but surely beginning to demonstrate their promotion credentials and marched towards a convincing 3-1 win over Hull City on Saturday afternoon.
The eternal talisman Billy Sharp drew blood with a header in the 17th minute before defender John Egan scored a rare double in the second half to put the Blades out of sight, while Keane Lewis-Potter’s goal in the 74 minutes for the hosts proved to be nothing more. what a consolation.
Now unbeaten in five in all competitions, Sheffield United have found their golden touch at just the right time, scoring 13 goals during their hot streak, although Jokanovic claimed that his team could have displayed a “killer spirit” over the weekend.
A 1-0 win over Carlisle preceded a 2-1 win over the championship team Derby in the EFL Cup for the Blades, who resume hostilities with the Rams, now in administration, four days after Southampton’s visit. while Middlesbrough is also on hold before the end of the month.
If Sheffield United advances to the EFL Cup fourth round this week, it will mark its best streak in the tournament since its memorable run to the semi-finals in 2014-15, but Southampton have already shown their prowess in this competition. .
Another day, the brave side of Ralph Hasenhuttl could have traveled home from the Etihad with all three points in the bag, as a Saints penalty, and Kyle Walker’s red card for a foul on Adam Armstrong was disputed by the VAR against the City. cheerful supporters.
The champions’ home crowd had little to rejoice for the rest of the afternoon, however, as Southampton claimed a very credible draw against the champions, who had previously beaten Everton, Norwich City, and Arsenal by three consecutive goals of 5. -0 in the Etihad before. being overruled by Hasenhuttl’s men.
While keeping Pep Guardiola’s men in a goalless draw is no small feat, Southampton are still winless in the new Premier League season, drawing four of their first five games and losing the other to Everton, but the faithful St Mary’s won’t forget their 8-0 beatdown in the EFL Cup second round against Newport County in a hurry.
Southampton reached the 2016-17 EFL Cup final before being sunk by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired Manchester United, and have failed to make it past the fourth round since then, suffering losses to Leicester City and Man City at that stage in 2018. -19 and 2019-20 respectively.
During their most recent two seasons in the Premier League, Sheffield United suffered four consecutive defeats to Southampton by a 9-1 aggregate score, and Hasenhuttl’s side posted a 2-0 win at Bramall Lane in March.
Sheffield United will be forced to get by without loaners Morgan Gibbs-White and Conor Hourihane, who are tied for the cup after showing up for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa in the previous rounds.
Gibbs-White’s absence opens up a spot for the 21-year-old Iliman Ndiaye, while Oliver Norwood could take Hourihane’s spot in the middle alongside Adlene Guedioura.
Sander Berge suffered hamstring damage prior to the win over Hull and they are unlikely to pass fit here, while Enda Stevens, David McGoldrick, Lys Mousset, and Jack O’Connell also occupy seats in the hall. treatment.
Ben Davies, on loan from Liverpool, also had to be removed in the dying embers of Saturday’s game, but his replacement was thought to have only been a precaution.
Southampton meanwhile remains without Stuart Armstrong and Theo Walcott for the time being due to calf and muscle problems respectively, but Will Smallbone has made a long-awaited return to team training due to a knee injury.
Mohamed Elyounoussi’s hat-trick against Newport in the second round reignited his career in the Saints, but the Norwegian or Nathan Redmond can leave here as Nathan Tella and Moussa Djenepo hope to have a chance to impress.
Armando Broja, on loan from Chelsea, also hopes to benefit from the rotation to start at the top, while newcomer Lyanco could make his club debut at the heart of the defense after Jack Stephens was injured.
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Foderingham; Bogle, Basham, Egan, Robinson; Norwood, Guedioura; Burke, Ndiaye, Brewster; McBurnie
Southampton possible starting lineup:
Forster; Valery, Lyanco, Salisu, Perraud; Elyounoussi, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo; Broja, Adams