The Premier League is back once again this weekend as we head into a month that could prove to be a defining one for many fans of teams in English football’s top flight - December. There are a whole lot of games to cover in the weeks ahead and today, we’ll be taking a look at what should be a fun encounter between Burnley and Sheffield United.Burnley Form Guide
For the longest time now, it’s felt as if Burnley were just waiting to kick into a higher gear - but for whatever reason, Vincent Kompany’s boys have failed to live up to the hype. They’re playing good football and can tough it out against pretty much anyone but when it comes to actually getting positive results, they’ve left their fans feeling pretty worried heading into December.
Across their last six games, it’s safe to say that Burnley haven’t really done themselves justice. They’ve lost all six of the encounters in question at the hands of Brentford, Bournemouth, Everton, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and West Ham.Sheffield United Form Guide
Following on from a few positive performances, Sheffield United have renewed hope that they aren’t going to wind up breaking Derby County’s record 11-point total in the Premier League. Alas, while there’s a bit more positivity flying around the club, that doesn’t mean they are out of the danger zone - and the argument is there that they’re still one of the favourites for the drop.
United lost to Fulham, Manchester United and Arsenal before finally getting their big break in a 2-1 win at home to Wolves. They proceeded to earn a big point against Brighton, but when they played host to Bournemouth, they came back down to earth with a 3-1 defeat.Match Prediction
Sheffield United will fancy their chances in this game, but the same will almost certainly be true for Burnley, who arguably need a result more. Turf Moor will be an anxious place on Saturday but we do expect them to edge over the finish line, which is why we’re backing a Burnley win.