Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash against Sheffield United this afternoon.
Spurs return to action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time since beating Manchester United 2-0 in impressive fashion last month and are looking to continue their unbeaten start to the new Premier League campaign.
Heading into the weekend, Ange Postecoglou’s side are second in the table behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who have enjoyed a perfect start to the season with four wins out of four and with Spurs facing both Arsenal and Liverpool later this month, it’s crucial that they take all three points against the Blades to keep themselves in touching distance even at this early stage.
Paul Merson tips Spurs to beat Sheffield United
Last time out, Merson tipped Tottenham to struggle at Burnley where he claimed they would be held to a 1-1 draw, when it turned out to be a comfortable 5-2 victory for the North Londoners (SportsKeeda).
The Blades have found their return to the top flight somewhat difficult, with just one point from their opening four fixtures.
Merson told SportsKeeda: “Tottenham have come along really well under Ange Postecoglou and I expect them to win this one quite comfortably. I like the way they’re playing, but their first big test of the season comes next weekend when they face arch-rivals Arsenal. Spurs need to win this one though and I think they’ll do so with ease.
“Son Heung-min played through the center and scored a hattrick in his previous Premier League encounter, but Sheffield United are a physical team, so big Ange might look to play Richarlison up front to add something different to his attack.
“Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Sheffield United.”
It will be interesting to see if Postecoglou decides to recall Richarlison to his starting eleven after he dropped to the bench at Burnley and also had a difficult international stint with Brazil, Heung-min Son stepped up to score a hat-trick at Turf Moor, while Manor Solomon had a solid game with two assists.
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