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Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Predictions

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England Premier League | Bramall Lane | 8th July
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Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton predictions for Wednesday’s Premier League contest at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United can move to within a point of Wanderers with a win this week. Read on for all our free Premier League predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Sheffield United Double Chance (Win or Draw) @ 4/6

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Draw 1-1 @ 11/2

Reason For Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Predictions

  • Sheffield United lost just two of their last 12 Premier League home games.
  • Sheffield United and Wolves drew 1-1 earlier this season.
  • Wolves have drawn more games (13) than any other club this season bar Arsenal.
  • Sheffield United are averaging 1.03 goals per 90 minutes this season.

Sheffield United steady the ship

Following a disastrous restart that saw them lose three games out of four in league and cup, Sheffield United regained a foothold this week when they gathered four points from two fixtures against Tottenham and Burnley.

After the Blades sliced through Spurs in an impressive 3-1 win at Bramall Lane on July 2, they battled their way to a share of the spoils in typically determined fashion in a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor against Burnley just three days later – a result that kept them in 8th spot just ahead of the Clarets.

Having re-straightened their patch after an uncharacteristic wobble, Sheffield United’s attentions will again turn to securing a top six finish this season, and a win for the Blades against Wolves this week would see them close to within a point of Wanderers, who are the currently occupiers of that position.

Wolves lose ground

Wolves quest to secure Champions League football for next season via a 4th or 5th place finish this term was knocked off course on Sunday when Wanderers were turned over 2-0 at home to Arsenal.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s charges were more than a match for the Gunners for the majority of the game at Molineux, though their usual clinical edge abandoned them when chances presented themselves at crucial times.

The defeat brought to an end what was an impressive eight match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, while the loss also saw Wolves score one or fewer goals for the 10th time in 14 assignments since late December.

Blades to avoid defeat

With just three defeats in 12 Premier League fixtures, two of which were against Manchester giants City and United, Sheffield Utd remain one of the division’s toughest teams to topple.

The Blades, who enjoyed recent confidence building performances and results against Tottenham and Burnley, were bested just twice in their last 12 matches at Bramall Lane, and have proven time and time again this season that they are match for any club in England’s top-flight on their day.

Only two clubs in fact, have lost fewer times overall in the Premier League than Chris Wilder’s well-drilled team since August, and with their mettle rediscovered, we expect the Blades to avoid defeat again on Wednesday.

Sheffield United managed to avoid being beaten in a hugely impressive 72% of the 33 top-tier fixtures they’ve contested since their promotion, and they look well worth considering in the double chance market again for their latest test against Wolves, despite being priced as underdogs.

The Blades and Wolves looked extremely well matched in their 1-1 draw at Molineux in December, and with just four points separating the teams in the table seven months later, it’s clear that there is still little to choose between them.

It’s worth noting that United scored exactly once in two of their last three home matches and conceded exactly once in four of their last five Premier League tussles at Bramall Lane – figures that make repeat of that 1-1 draw last year a correct score prediction worth backing again.

Key Battle: Oliver McBurnie vs Conor Coady

24-year-old Sheffield United striker Oliver McBurnie enjoyed a productive few days with positive back-to-back performances against Tottenham and Burnley – and while the centre-forward couldn’t add to his goal against Spurs with another against the Clarets, it was clear that the ex-Swansea man was playing with confidence.

In contrast, Wolves stalwart Conor Coady had an uncomfortable afternoon against Arsenal last time out, and the defender, who is often a lightning rod for criticism among Wanderers fans, will be determined to fare better at Bramall Lane on Wednesday.

Coady put in another uninspiring shift when Wanderers drew 1-1 with the Blades at Molineux in December, and an in-form Oliver McBurnie will hope to catch the 27-year-old on another off day this week.

Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton team news

John Lundstram, Luke Freeman, John Fleck and Leo Clarke are still out and won’t feature on Wednesday.

Jack O’Connell should continue his comeback following his return from injury against Burnley on Sunday, while Ben Osborn looks set to keep his place in midfield.

As always, Chris Wilder has a decision to make up front with McBurnie, McGoldrick, Sharp and Mousset vying for two places.

Sheffield United predicted line-up: Henderson – Basham, Egan, O’Connell – Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens – McBurnie, McGoldrick

Nuno Espirito Santo has a full complement of players to choose from for Wolves meeting with the Blades this week.

The Portuguese manager could decide to keep Adama Traore in reserve and go like for like in central midfield with United by pushing Leander Dendoncker in alongside Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.

Wolves predicted line-up: Patricio – Boly, Coady, Saiss – Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Johnny – Jota, Jimenez

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