Sheffield United welcome Everton to Bramall Lane on Saturday (12.30) with both sides still looking to pick up their first points of the campaign.

Both sides have suffered three successive defeats in the opening Premier League matches, and while the Blades’ dismal run continued with an Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Lincoln City in midweek, the Toffees finally found their shooting boots to see off Doncaster Rovers 2-1.

Using Betfred’s #PickYourPunt feature, we’ve built a 5/1 four-fold.

Sheffield United vs Everton Bet Builder Tips

  • Both teams to score – No
  • Over 49.5 total booking points
  • Under 2.5 total goals
  • Over 5.5 Everton corners

#PickYourPunt @ 5/1

Both teams to score – No

Both teams have struggled for goals so far – not a new problem in Everton’s case but the Toffees have actually been decent going forward until it comes to putting the ball away.

Everton are yet to score in the league this season. Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains the biggest threat in front of goal for the Toffees but he’s set to miss this clash as he recovers from a cheekbone fracture.

Sheffield United have found the net twice, including in their defeat to Manchester City last weekend, but I don’t see a lot separating the sides coming into this game.

Over 49.5 booking points

With both teams currently on zero points, I can see this being a feisty encounter. They’ll see this game as a must win, even this early on in the campaign.

Sheffield United have picked up 10 yellow cards so far this season with Everton not too far behind on seven, so I’m confident they’ll combine for over 49.5 booking points here.

Under 2.5 goals

This follows on from my earlier prediction of BTTS – No.

As mentioned, Everton have failed to net in the league so far, and Sheffield United have a -3 goal difference. Both sides have conceded a combined 11 goals between them, but with such poor records in the final third I have to recommend backing under 2.5 goals here.

I can see this playing out similar to Everton’s clash with Wolves last week, when the sides were evenly-matched before Wanderers grabbed a late winner.

Beto ended Everton’s goalless drought in the Carabao Cup in midweek, so perhaps the Toffees’ fears in front of goal have been eased, but I don’t see a great deal of chances being created in this game.

Over 5.5 Everton corners

I touched on it earlier, but Everton have shown promise when going forward, it’s just the crucial part of putting the ball into the back of the net that they’ve struggled with.

They’ve forced six or more corners in each of their opening three Premier League games and can be backed to do so again against a Blades side becoming used to playing on the back foot.

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