Mark Lawrenson believes Sheffield United could cause problems for Everton if the defensive vulnerabilities that the Toffees exhibited at Bournemouth last weekend rear their ugly head again.
The TV pundit says the Blades were hard done by in the defeat to Southampton and if their opponents are not on their game, he is backing Chris Wilder’s team to take advantage:
“Sheffield United were a little bit unlucky to lose at home to Southampton, after having a goal ruled out for offside by the video assistant referee that would have changed the complexion of the game.”
“The Blades were still very competitive and, if Everton show any of the defensive weaknesses that cost them against the Cherries, then Chris Wilder’s side can capitalise.”
Lawrenson has, though, gone for a 2-0 win for Everton. It is likely because of the Merseyside club’s good home record. They have won both their games at Goodison Park so far this season and won 10 of their 19 home matches last campaign under manager Marco Silva.
However, Sheffield United have already shown this season that they are very capable on the road. They drew with Bournemouth on the opening day and followed that up by picking up another point against Chelsea.
Coming from two goals down at Stamford Bridge should give the Blades some belief that they can get a result tomorrow.