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- West Brom have lost five of eight league games under Sam Allardyce
- The Baggies have lost six of their eight away trips this term
- Sheffield United have won four of their last six games
- Each of those four wins came by a single goal
Can Blades claw back?
Few would have thought a double-header visit to Manchester would reignite the hopes of a Sheffield United side once tipped to be the league’s worst ever side. However, things are looking up for the Blades ahead of this big clash.
A win for Sheffield United this week would lift the club to within a point of 19th placed West Brom. While Chris Wilder’s side are 10 points adrift of safety, more results like their Old Trafford success could cut that quickly.
This hasn’t been a standard year for Sam Allardyce, who is struggling to get the West Brom rescue job off the ground. A 2-2 draw at home to Fulham last time out was a setback and a major missed opportunity for the Baggies, will this be another?
Since taking charge, Big Sam has lost five of eight Premier League games. He’s also overseen an exit to League One opposition in the FA Cup Third Round. With West Brom coming into this one with six defeats in 10 trips this season, they look vulnerable here.
Blades looking sharp
Sheffield United have really improved in recent weeks, with Wilder’s men claiming four wins in six. The FA Cup proved to be their way back to confidence and they’ve followed that up with wins over Newcastle and Manchester United in the league.
The Blades pushed Tottenham and frustrated City at the weekend and with their performances improved we think they can secure a victory in this one. Wilder’s men have really improved at the back, so expect them to see off a West Brom side who have conceded twice in each of their last seven games.
On top of backing a Sheffield United win, we’re going for a narrow success for the hosts. A 1-0 victory is our correct score prediction, with Sheffield United winning their last four by a single goal.
Sheffield United injuries and team news
The Blades are without five players, as Chris Wilder will have to do without Sander Berge, Jack O’Connell, Jack Robinson, Ben Osborn and Enda Stevens.
West Brom injuries and team news
Other than Grady Diangana, West Ham have a full-strength side available for this midweek encounter.
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