Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV today

Everything you need to know ahead of this afternoon’s match

Sports Staff
Saturday 08 May 2021 12:59
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Eze celebrates for Crystal Palace
Eze celebrates for Crystal Palace

Sheffield United host Crystal Palace in the Premier League this afternoon.

The Blades have endured a miserable campaign and their return to the Championship has long been sealed. They did pick up a surprise win under caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom against Brighton at the end of last month, however, any optimism was quickly extinguished in a 4-0 thrashing by Tottenham last time out.

Palace, meanwhile, enter the final stages of the season with the future very much uncertain. Roy Hodgson’s contract is due to expire this summer, along with several senior members of the first-team squad, but the head coach has dismissed speculation over the club’s next step.

Palace are coming off the back of three successive defeats, albeit against elite opposition, and have little to aim for in truth, with safety long since secured.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is it?

The game will begin at 3pm on Saturday 8 May at Bramall Lane.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event with coverage beginning at 2.45pm.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What is the team news?

Oli McBurnie, Billy Sharp, Jack O’Connell and Jack Robinson are all unavailable although Sander Berge made his long-awaited return last time out.

Palace have been hit hard in defence with Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins and Nathan Ferguson all absent, although Gary Cahill did return to the bench last weekend.

Predicted line-ups

Sheffield United: Ramsdale; Baldock, Egan, Basham; Bogle, Norwood, Fleck, Osborn, Stevens; McGoldrick, Brewster

Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Dann, Mitchell; Townsend, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze; Benteke, Zaha

What are the odds?

Sheffield United - 19/10

Draw - 11/5

Crystal Palace - 6/4

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