How can I watch Sheffield United v Everton? Who is the referee? The latest odds

Sheffield United’s quest to finally register their first victory of the season continues when they host high-flying Everton on Saturday.

Thursday, 24th December 2020, 9:14 am

Chris Wilder’s side chalked up only their second point of the Premier League campaign at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, but remain rooted at the foot of the table eight points from safety having lost 12 of their opening 14 matches.

Now as we head into the festive period, United face yet another tough task when they welcome Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffeemen, who are riding high in fourth place, to the Lane on Boxing Day.

Here’s how you can follow the game.

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder. Photo: David Klein/Sportimage.

When is the match? What time is kick-off?

The game takes place at Bramall Lane on Saturday, December 26 and kick-off is at 8pm.

Is Sheffield United v Everton on TV? How can I follow it live?

Yes, the game has been selected for live coverage by BT Sport.

It will be broadcast on BT Sport2 from 7.30pm.

How else can I follow the game?

As ever, The Star will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, live updates, reaction and analysis from Danny Hall and James Shield – who will be among only a handful of people allowed into Bramall Lane. You can follow them on Twitter via @DannyHall04 and @JamesShield1.

Who is the referee?

David Coote is the referee and Gary Beswick and Nick Hopton are his assistants. The fourth official is Martin Atkinson, with Chris Kavanagh on VAR duties.

What are the odds?

Sky Bet is offering the following odds on the game:

United – 16/5

Draw – 13/5

Everton – 17/20

Are any tickets available?

No, due to Sheffield being placed in a Covid-19 tier three ‘very high alert’ area by the Government, fans are not currently allowed into Bramall Lane to watch matches.

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