Sheff Utd vs Southampton Live Stream: Sheffield United’s only defeat so far was a battling home loss by unbeaten Leicester, after which they were applauded off by the fans for their tireless efforts.
Manager Chris Wilder’s reaction afterwards was illuminating, as he seethed about his side’s sloppiness, unhappy that his team’s standards had dropped below the level he demands. That they reacted a week later with a gutsy draw at Stamford Bridge is perhaps an indication of how eager his players are to respond to his criticism.
Southampton will arrive with renewed self-belief having ended August on a three-game unbeaten run in all competitions, only enhancing the feeling that this has all the makings of being a thoroughly watchable duel. Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder: “It’s been a pleasing start from a lot of aspects, playing-wise, in and out of possession.
“We take confidence from it, of course, but we’re the type of club who are not looking back. We’re looking forward to the next challenge and we’ve got a big one on Saturday.”
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: “They are an interesting opponent. They have made a good start in the Premier League and their last result against Chelsea was a massive point.
“They have interesting tactics, good habits and good optimism I think. They have a good mentality in their team and the atmosphere in the stadium will be hard to play against. We want to press them early and try to win the balls earlier.”I think Sheffield United’s good start will continue this weekend. Southampton are another of the teams who have had some very mixed performances and results this season, which is why I am backing the Blades to pick up another three points.