On Monday 14 September in the English Premier League there will be two matches, in one of which Sheffield United will host Wolverhampton – we have prepared a forecast.
Chris Wilder’s team returned to the Premier League last season. I must say that Sheffield United did not fall on the face in the mud in the company with the best clubs in England. Throughout the entire championship, the team was among the contenders for the European Cups, but at the finish line it could not withstand the pressure, and in the end was only ninth. The key moment was three defeats in the final rounds from Leicester (0: 2), Everton (0: 1) and Southampton (1: 3).
At the same time, two important points should be noted. On the home arena , Sheffield United have not lost very often, and have failed only once in the last seven matches, having achieved five victories during this period. Secondly, the “blades” looked very reliable throughout the season in defense. During the entire championship, the team conceded only 39 goals, which is the fourth result. Only the top three teams have better performance.
The management of the club did not make any significant acquisitions in the transfer market, with the exception of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who was bought from Bournemouth for 20.5 million pounds.
The personnel situation before the match is as follows: due to injury, Simon Moore will definitely miss the match, perhaps David McGoldrick and Sander Berge will not play.
“Wolves” also looked decent throughout the past season. In the national championship, Nuno Espirito Santo’s wards have long been among the contenders for a place in the European competition, but, like Sheffield United, failed the ending and were only seventh, leaving Tottenham ahead. In the final six rounds, Wolverhampton suffered three defeats, drew once and won only two wins. Nevertheless, the “wolves” gave the sixth line only by the difference between goals scored and conceded.
Not surprisingly, in the offseason, the club’s management began to strengthen just the line of attack. Wolverhampton’s biggest acquisition was the signing of Porto striker Fabio Silva for which they paid £ 40m.
I must say that last season, Wolves played excellently on the rivals’ fields in defense. For the entire championship, the “wolves” conceded only 21 goals away, less only from “Manchester United” and “Liverpool”.
Honatan Castro Otto will not be able to play due to injury. Questionable by Adam Traore.
Sheffield United have lost only one of their previous seven league games at home.
Wolverhampton have not won in their last three games in a row, having suffered two defeats.
Last season, Sheffield United beat Wolverhampton 1-0 at home and ended in a 1-1 draw away.
Wolverhampton have not scored more than two goals in their last five away games .
The forecast “total under 2.5” has played in six of the last seven head-to-head matches.
07/08/20 Sheffield United Wolverhampton ten
01.12.19 Wolverhampton Sheffield United eleven
02/03/18 Wolverhampton Sheffield United thirty
09/27/17 Sheffield United Wolverhampton 20
Bookmakers consider the teams’ chances of success to be approximately equal. In general, it is difficult to determine the favorite. Sheffield United play well at home, Wolverhampton are quite uncompromising away. “Blades” regularly differ in their home arena, “wolves” have strengthened the attack, so they can play enough for a goal. In our opinion, the meeting will not be very productive, but both teams will differ.