Sheffield United vs Wolves
English Premier League
Monday, 14 September 2020
Kick-off 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
On the background of an impressive season Sheffield United kick-off their 20/21 Premier League campaign against Wolves at the Bramall Lane on Monday night.
Chris Wilder’s men finished 9th in the league last season and in their return to top flight after 12 years. Things could have turned out better if not for defeats in the last three matchdays that denied them a place in Europe and a 5th placed finish in the table.
On the other hands, Wolves finished 7th in a season where many high profile teams under performed. By their own standards, they could be in the Champions League, but this is done away by the fact that they drew exactly half of their Premier League games.
It is a new season and fresh hopes, Sheffield certainly looking to repeat what they did last season, while Wolves bank on improvement to finish inside Europa League zone with their main rivals for the same heaving reinforcing in the summer.
Sheffield United vs Wolves Head-to-head
Their latest meeting at Bramall Lane was on 8th July and the drab match was settled by a very late goal by John Egan from the corner flag.
Meantime, the teams settled for a 1-1 draw in the reverse leg played at the Molineux Stadium.
Anyhow, Wolves have a better record in recent years as they bagged 4 wins from 8 matches across all competitions, drew and lost 2 each.
However, only 2 wins came in their last 6 visits to the Bramall Lane with Sheffield winning the other 4.
Sheffield United vs Wolves Prediction
This match can be easily put down on paper as a battle between two prominent defensive units.
Chris Wilder’s men were the best home defense as well as fourth best in the English Premier League.
Meantime, the Wolves are fifth best in the league and conceded just above a goal per game on road trips.
But their attacks must be doing better since Sheffield scored over 1.5 goals in just 6 of their 19 home games last season, while Wolves in 8 road trips.
So, it is anyone’s choice to go for Under 2.5 goals in this match. Since odds are just under 1.45, with a hunch I recommend going for Over 1.5 goals hoping one of the teams make a breakthrough before the 60 minute mark.
It is a risk we take, but the odds of 1.60 and above are too good to turn down.
The full-time result is too tight to call and I wouldn’t even bother to go for a double chance or draw no bet for this game.
But, there is a small feeling among our analysts that Sheffield United can make the home advantage count and they are most likely to score a goal at least, thus we take Wolves not to keep a clean sheet as the alternate bet. This can be also taken as United to score 0.5 team goals or the home team to score in either halves.
Sheffield United vs Wolves Betting Tips
Over 1.5 goals in the match @ 1.60 odd
Wolves Clean Sheet – NO @ 1.53 odd.