Tip Sheffield United FC - West Ham
West Ham travel to Sheffield United for a Premier League match at Bramall Lane on Sunday. The Hammers are 12th in the table with 11 points from their eight matches. Sheffield United, meanwhile, are bottom of the division with only one point from their eight outings. A tough fixture list has been one contributing factor to this bad run of form for the Blades with three of their last four league matches coming against the traditional 'Big Six' of the top flight. The solitary point that they have picked up came from a 1-1 home draw against Fulham last month. The loss of key players like Dean Henderson may somewhat explain why Sheffield United's form has fallen off a cliff. A failure to address deficiencies in their attack during the transfer window was always going to make improving on last season's top-ten finish difficult. Sheffield United scored just 39 goals across 38 games last season; this time around they have managed four in eight. Then there is the luck factor, the margin of defeat for Wilder's side being a solitary goal in five of their seven losses. It seems reasonable to class losing so often by the odd goal as unlucky. With their aforementioned troubles in front of the goal and narrow margin of defeat, five of Sheffield United's eight matches this season featured two goals or fewer.
David Moyes' side ended a three-game winless run before the international break by beating Fulham with a stoppage-time winner. Away from home, they have only lost two of their last seven matches, picking up eye-catching results like a 3-0 win at Leicester. Sheffield United are unbeaten in four matches against West Ham, winning this fixture 1-0 last season. Seven of the last eight games between the pair have featured fewer than three goals. We suggest backing under 2.5 goals for this encounter too.
Key points Sheffield United FC - West Ham
Five of Sheffield United's eight matches featured under 2.5 goals.
Sheffield United are unbeaten in four matches against West Ham.
Seven of the last eight matches between Sheffield United and West Ham featured under 2.5 goals.
Conclusion Sheffield United FC - West Ham
West Ham have shown that they are capable of mixing it with the best this season, registering impressive wins against Leicester and Wolves. Sheffield United will have their work cut out getting a first win of the campaign over their guests. Back under 2.5 goals.
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Sheffield United FC West Ham Prediction published on November 20, 2020