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Sheffield United vs Tottenham: FA Cup preview and predictions


Sheffield United vs Tottenham: FA Cup preview and predictions


ottenham know Sheffield United are no pushovers as they tonight travel north for their FA Cup fifth round clash.

The Blades are currently flying high in the Championship and are expected to earn promotion back to the Premier League having built up a seven-point gap over third-placed Middlesbrough.

Spurs, meanwhile, have won four of their last five games to change the mood around the club after a tough January, and will be rightly confident of reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Cristian Stellini will again lead from the dugout with Antonio Conte still absent, and both manager and his assistant will know Spurs have a great chance to win the competition with a number of big teams already eliminated.

The prize.

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Date, kick-off time and venue

Sheffield United vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 7.55pm GMT kick-off tonight, Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

The match will take place at Bramall Lane.

Where to watch Sheffield United vs Tottenham

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on BBC One.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via BBC iPlayer, available via app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the ground.

Sheffield United vs Tottenham team news

Sheffield United are juggling a few injury problems. Up front, Rhian Brewster and Billy Sharp are ruled out so Oli McBurnie and Iliman Ndiaye should start.

Defence is a little better fitness-wise, with Enda Stevens, Rhys Norrington-Davies and George Baldock all sidelined but George Baldock and Chris Basham pushing to be included. Oliver Norwood and Sander Berge and Manchester City loanees Tommy Doyle and James McAtee all vying for midfield starts.

Richarlison continues to struggle in front of goal.

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Tottenham have been unchanged in their last two games but Cristian Stellini and Antonio Conte will be tempted to make changes. Ivan Perisic and Pedro Porro should come in at wing-back on both flanks.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could make way for Pape Matar Sarr in midfield, while Arnaut Danjuma pushing for minutes after scoring on his debut in this competition a few weeks ago despite Richarlison and Harry Kane unlikely to be rested.

Hugo Lloris (knee), Rodrigo Bentancur (ACL), Ryan Sessegnon (thigh) and Yves Bissouma (ankle) are out.

Sheffield United vs Tottenham prediction

Sheffield United will pose Spurs plenty of problems but they certainly have bigger fish to fry with promotion to the Premier League a real possibility, so a weaker side could be picked. Either way, Spurs will make changes of their own and should still see their quality shine through.

Spurs to win, 2-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Sheffield United wins: 29

Draws: 27

Tottenham wins: 38

These two teams last met in 2021 as Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 Premier League win.

Sheffield United vs Tottenham match odds

Sheffield United to progress: 21/10

Tottenham to progress: 4/11

Richarlison to score two or more: 9/1

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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