Sheffield United vs Wolves
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane.
The Wanderers are placed sixth in the table – in possession of a Europa League spot, and just three points below the final Champions League spot. Suffice it to say points are in dire need for them, and on top of that, they are taking on the Blades, who are desperate for European participation as well.
In fact, Chris Wilder’s men are placed eighth in the table, which would be the last position that affords an entry into Europe. However, it’s just a ticket to the Europa Qualifiers, whereas, if they manage to overtake Arsenal (currently leading by one point) the Blades would get directly to the Europa.
It goes without saying that the upcoming encounter will be a virtual final for the squads involved. Considering the huge pressure, and the stakes involved, expect the fixture to turn into a goal-fest.
Sheffield United vs Wolves: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- The Wanderers had scored two or more goals in three of the former five match-ups.
- Six of the preceding nine encounters at this venue had three or more goals.
- The last time these two locked horns at this ground, the hosts won 2-0.
- Six of the previous nine wins at this venue had gone to the hosts.
Sheffield United vs Wolves: Prediction
The Blades were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, by Burnley. The fact that the guests slotted in the equalizer in the 81st minute will be a confidence-booster for the squad.
In the meantime, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men lost 0-2 at home the past game week, against Arsenal.
As things stand, both teams will come into the fixture with guns blazing. They have no other option but to go for the three points. Even a draw at this juncture would be a negative result. This huge pressure will obviously lead to a lot of mistakes, and in turn, will result in quite a few goals.
Note that the Blades had failed to score just twice at home in their previous fourteen appearances, and one of them was against Manchester City. And on the same note, the Wanderers had won three of their preceding four overall games, and had won four of their past five PL matches on the road.
Taking into account these stats, expect goals to come in plenty.
Sheffield United vs Wolves: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).