Pundits view ahead of Sheffield United vs Man City

Manchester City is aiming to maintain their perfect record in the Premier League this season as they face Sheffield United.

Under Pep Guardiola’s leadership, the team has yet to let in a goal, claiming victory over both Burnley and Newcastle United. Following a restful midweek period, City will approach Sunday’s encounter at Bramall Lane with renewed energy. But Sheffield United will be more than up for this test, as this is the type of test that players and fans relish.

Despite not physically being present at S2, Pep Guardiola will play a significant role in making matchday decisions remotely. City is strongly favoured to secure three points against Sheffield United, especially since Cameron Archer won’t be available due to missing the Friday 12pm transfer deadline.

Pundits view

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The experts are predicting pure domination from the Citizens.

Chris Sutton has predicted the Blades to get battered 4-0:

“Sheffield United are in massive trouble. They sold their best player Iliman Ndiaye to Marseille and while they have brought a couple in, they will be in a fight.

“They fought well against Nottingham Forest but lost late on and Crystal Palace beat them 1-0 on the opening day, but wiped the floor with them, it wasn’t a close 1-0.” [BBC]

Meanwhile Paul Merson and Mark Lawrenson have both predicted United to lose 3-0.

Potential upset?

So far, the pundits have written the Blades off in every game. Is there any chance of an upset on the cards at Bramall Lane this afternoon?

We already saw Fulham and Nottingham Forest take shock leads in their games against Arsenal and Manchester United this weekend. Could Sheffield United be the first team to score against Manchester City in the Premier League this season?





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