Charlie Nicholas predicts who will win between Sheffield United and Spurs

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Sky Sports football pundit Charlie Nicholas has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Sheffield United tomorrow evening.

Jose Mourinho’s side travel to Bramall Lane in seventh place in the Premier League table with the Blades just a point behind their opponents.

Spurs face an uphill battle to try and catch fourth place Chelsea with a nine point gap between the London rivals in the race for Champions League qualification.

United gave have failed to score in their last three top flight matches while the North Londoners are unbeaten in their opening two matches following the resumption of the league.

Goals away from home have been an issue for Spurs having scored an average of one goal in their last 15 away matches in Premier League this season.

Nicholas believes that Spurs still have issues at the back and will have to settle for a point against Chris Wilder’s side.

The former Arsenal player told Sky Sports: “I thought Sheffield United were a bit better against Arsenal – but I do not say that as a gigantic compliment.

“They made chances but should have done better with them. Chris Wilder’s side can get agitated at times and they are giving away silly free-kicks again.

“Tottenham still have issues defensively. Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are not being selected, so does Jose Mourinho believe Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier are the future? They kept a clean sheet last time so it may be the same back four in this one. Their full backs are vulnerable, but Tottenham are strong going forwards, with Harry Kane scoring too against West Ham, but I see this being a draw.

“Sheffield Utd will be annoyed for losing the way they did against Arsenal, and the way their league form has gone since the restart will be as clear an indicator as any that they must improve. They will try to rattle Tottenham and get stuck into them. I still think Sheffield United are good enough to take a point from this one.

“Prediction: 1-1.”

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  1. 1-2, I believe in Dier, Davies & Sanchez. But Aurier am a little bit worried, I wish Tanganga could start first before Aurier.


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