We look at a few stats to predict the game.
Sheffield United finished 9th in the Premier League in the 2019-20 season. Two seasons into the future they find themselves at the rock-bottom of the EFL Championship table sitting in 23rd just above Nottingham Forest. They have had a really poor start to the season where they are yet to register a single win losing three out of their five matches and drawing the other two.
They have just scored one goal so far this season, conceding seven in the process. Sheffield United have taken a total of 48 shots till now while they have been able to keep only 14.6% of them on target scoring just once. They have the lowest conversion rate in the league and have really struggled in front of goal.
Peterborough United have had a slightly better start than their counterparts, however still extremely poor, currently sitting 20th in the league. They have won only one match so far, drawing one and losing the other three.
They have scored four goals and conceded eight so far. Their conversion rate has been no good as well and they have the second-worst shot percentage on target just above Sheffield United with only 24.3% of their 37 attempted shots on target – Harrison Burrows and Siriki Dembele being the top scorers with two goals each.
Sheffield United fans must feel themselves to be unlucky. Being the fourth-best defence in the league, they have just let their opponents take 14 shots at their goal but have let seven of those in. On the other hand, out of 339 attacking actions and 48 shots have managed to score just one.
Peterborough United have been comparatively poorer than Sheffield United allowing 21 shots to be taken at their goal and also conceding one more.
Slavisa Jokanovic will have an almost full squad at his disposal before the match except for midfielder Sander Berge who has been sidelined due to Covid plus centre back Jack O’Connell and centre forward Oliver McBurnie, whose absences have given Sheffield United a hard time at both ends.
Darren Ferguson has no such worries with a full squad present for the match for Peterborough.
Sheffield United have been probably better than Peterborough while luck has evaded them till now. Yet to pick up a point at home, Saturday might just be the perfect day for a turnaround for Jokanovic’s men. A win would see them jump up to 18th leaving the relegation zone for now. However, Burrows and Dembele are still going to be a threat for the already leaking Sheffield United defence.
We predict a goalless draw or a narrow margin victory for Sheffield United.