Jose Mourinho’s men were held to a 1-1 draw at home by struggling Fulham in midweek, having failed to press home the advantage of taking an early lead.
Spurs have won just one of their last six league meetings since beating Arsenal in the north London derby in early December, though they have reached the final of the Carabao Cup in that time.
Sheffield United, meanwhile, have finally picked up their first win after beating 10-man Newcastle in midweek and will be looking to use that result to kickstart an unlikely run to safety.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Sheffield United vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 2pm kick-off on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
The game will be played behind closed doors at Bramall Lane due to current coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Tottenham team news
Tottenham have Steven Bergwijn available again after illness, while Erik Lamela is back having come on as a substitute against Fulham.
Eric Dier picked up a knock against the Cottagers but is expected to be fit, with Giovani Lo Celso Spurs’ only confirmed absentee.
Spurs XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Son, Ndombele, Bergwijn; Kane.
Prediction: Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham
Spurs can ill-afford more dropped points in a game they are expected to win handily, but Sheffield United have rarely been a pushover, despite their abysmal campaign so far.
That said, it still took a penalty against ten-man Newcastle to earn their first win of the season and Spurs should be able to graft out a narrow win here.
Head to head (h2h) Premier League history and results
Sheffield United wins: 29
Tottenham wins: 36
Last meeting: Sheff United 3-1 Tottenham (July 2, 2020)
Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)
Sheffield United to win: 11/2
Tottenham to win: 5/7
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