Manchester City will be looking to maintain their perfect start to the season when they make the trip to Bramall Lane on Sunday to face Sheffield United at 14:00.
City’s title defence has gone off without a hitch so far, having opened up with a 3-0 victory at Burnley before defeating Newcastle United 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium just three days after winning the European Super Cup on penalties.
It has been a much tougher return to the top-flight for the Blades, who lost 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace on the opening weekend before going down 2-1 at Nottingham Forest last time out.
The Citizens should have more than enough to come away from the Steel City with all three points and, in a bid to provide some value, we have come up with a 13/2 #PickYourPunt for the action.
Julian Alvarez to score anytime
While Erling Haaland will always be the leading threat for City, Julian Alvarez continues to make his mark on this side and he got off the mark for the season in the win over Newcastle last time out.
It was a stunning strike from the Argentinian and he will be confident of getting on the scoresheet again when taking on a United defence that has been breached three times already.
Only Haaland and Phil Foden have had more attempts over the first two league games for City than Alvarez and, if he keeps getting into the right positions, more opportunities will come his way.
Anel Ahmedhodzic to be carded
The Blades are expected to have a lot of defending to do and that could spell trouble for Anel Ahmedhodzic, who has been deployed as the right of the three centre-backs this season and hasn’t looked certain in this role.
The 24-year-old was booked in the loss to Palace on the opening weekend and he has made four fouls across the two matches, only Benie Traore (6) has made more for the Blades.
Both teams to score – No
Rounding off this #PickYourPunt is the ‘No’ option in the both teams to score market.
City have looked assured at the back and they have kept clean sheets in both of their league outings.
As for the hosts, they have struggled to create clear-cut openings and were toothless in the defeat to Palace, before then managing to score in the loss to Forest.
It’s a worry that they struggled to create chances against opposition that are of a lower standard than City and it’s unlikely the hosts will be able to find the back of the net.
In the Blades’ last eight Premier League matches, one side has failed to score in all of them.