Sheffield United vs Manchester City: How to live stream, time, venue, where to watch, who will win and all pre-match buzz around EPL fixture

City's matchup against the struggling Blades also gives them a chance to rocket their way back to the top 10


                            Sheffield United vs Manchester City: How to live stream, time, venue, where to watch, who will win and all pre-match buzz around EPL fixture
Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden (Getty Images)
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It's two teams with contrasting fortunes that meet on Saturday, October 31, as a supremely confident Manchester City head to Bramall Lane to take on a struggling Sheffield United. Fresh after thumping Marseille  3-0 in their UEFA Champions League game on Tuesday, Pep Guardiola's men will look to continue their merry run. Their matchup against the Blades also gives them a chance to rocket their way back to the top 10 and that's a definite possibility considering the brand of football the side has played.

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Sheffield, on the other end, are still looking for their elusive first win and notch up a full three-point game. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash:

Time

Kick-off is slated for 8:30 am ET on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Venue

Bramall Lane will welcome City as Sheffield will look for their first win.

Where to watch?

The game can be watched live on Peacock Premium.

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How to live stream?

NBC Sports App, Peacock, FuboTV (7-day free trial) are the best platforms to watch the English Premier League across the United States. Users with access to NBC Gold and Peacock, the network's new subscription streaming platform, can also catch the games. The Spanish language broadcast is available on Telemundo Deportes.

Peacock will showcase 175 live matches throughout the season. In addition, it will also have full-game replays available on-demand for all slated 380 matches of the 2020-21 season. These replays will be available after 9 pm ET the day of the match, according to Cnet. Prices for Fubo vary based on the plan and selected add-ons. The streamer's most popular plan in the US includes 100+ channels at $59.99 per month.

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Pre-buzz around the game

City has had a solid few games ahead of its Blades encounter. It started with a win over Arsenal where their clinical defense saw them have a clean sheet against the Gunners. They followed it up with a 3-1 win over FC Porto in their Champions League game opener. Next up was a draw against West Ham and then a resounding 3-0 win against Marseille. Ferran Torres, İlkay Gündoğan and Raheem Sterling powered in a goal each to sink the French side.

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The win, to Guardiola, was the perfect answer to shut critics up. "We have to accept the criticism," Guardiola told BT Sport. "We play every three days, when you win it's good but if you don't people want to destroy everything.

"But it's about the chairman and everyone else understanding. Part of the criticism was right, but you've got to accept it. It's part of our job. It's about where we've come from in the last month, with lack of preparation, injuries, and Covid-19 but the Champions League is in a good place now. I'm sure we're going to find that consistency."

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Sheffield, after their loss to Liverpool, now runs into another formidable side and things won't get any easier. Their impressive 2019 campaign now feels like a long time ago. 

Who will win?

Manchester City is firm favorites to take another three points. Unless the Blades have found that switch they're looking for, this will be the Citizens pocketing an easy win.

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