Mark Lawrenson casts latest bleak Sheffield United prediction ahead of Everton clash

Sheffield United are rapidly approaching the end of their 2020/21 season, and have just three Premier League games to go before a difficult campaign draws to a close.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:30 am

The Blades take on Carlo Ancelotti's Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night, and United will be looking to avoid a 29th defeat in the league this season.

In his weekly scoreline predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson turned his attention to the Blades' clash against the Toffees, and tipped the hosts to win the game 2-0.

Explaining his prediction, the ex-Liverpool star claimed: “Everton's home form is the biggest reason they are not in the race for the top four - they have won only five out of 17 league games at Goodison Park so far this season.

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Mark Lawrenson casts latest bleak Sheffield United prediction ahead of Everton clash

“But they will surely manage to beat Sheffield United, who have the worst away record in the Premier League - one win, one draw and 15 defeats from 17 games on the road.”

Meanwhile, Lawro's sparring partner for the week, Radio 1Xtra DJ Ace, also backed a goalless draw and stated: “I've got a feeling we will see a bit of a surprise here - and Sheffield United will get something.”

The last time the two sides faced each other, back on Boxing Day last year, Everton left it late to snatch the winner, with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring the only goal of the game in the 80th minute, in a game that saw the Blades fail to score despite taking ten shots at goal.