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Premier League • Day 32
04/17/21 03:15 PM
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Sheffield United FC
Sheffield United FC

Tip Wolves - Sheffield United FC

Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to push on with their top half ambitions when they host Sheffield United in the late kickoff on Saturday at the Molineux Stadium. The hosts go to the game placed 12th with 38 points while the visitors have 14 points and are bottom of the league standings. Wolves needed a last minute Adama Traore strike to see off a stubborn Fulham in their last game. That win presented the team’s first win in six matches and second clean sheet in five. Injuries to key players have hampered Wolves’ progress and this season they haven’t been able to build on the previous campaigns’ gains. Heading here, they’ll miss Portuguese forward Pedro Neto who has scored five times this season. Neto is out for the long term, with a knee injury, while Ruben Neves, who is also on five goals, is isolating and will miss this game. The two, alongside another long term absentee, Raul Jimenez have been Wolves’ main goal getters this season. While the team hasn’t been scoring a lot, it has as well not been conceding lots of goals. In the last five matches they’ve scored more than one goal in one game, and conceded more than one goal in two. They will be hoping to arrest a slump at home that sees them on two straight losses going to this clash, but those came against understandably strong opponents – Liverpool and West Ham United.

Sheffield United are 18 points below the safety line, and could get officially relegated this weekend. They’ve had a poor season and with Newcastle United playing earlier, Sheffield will be relegated if the Magpies avoid defeat at home to West Ham United. A loss to Wolves would also confirm their relegation and with every game, they seem to be moving ever closer to the Championship. Their 3-0 loss at home to Arsenal in the last game was the eighth in nine matches and they’ve now conceded two or more goals in the last four league games, while failing to score in three. In three of the last four matches, Sheffield have trailed at half time and full time and it doesn’t help that they head here with five straight away losses in the league, having failed to score in four. Worse still, new manager Paul Heckinbottom has a long injury list to deal with, and mostly key players. The team will miss skipper Billy Sharp, who is a confirmed absentee for the season remainder. Sander Berge, Chris Basham, Jack O'Connell and Ollie McBurnie also remain sidelined ahead of the trip to Wolves.

Key points Wolves - Sheffield United FC

  • Sheffield United have lost eight of their last nine matches.

  • Wolves have scored more than one goal in one of the last five matches.

  • Sheffield United have five straight away losses in the Premier League.

  • Wolves have one win in their last six matches.

  • Sheffield United have trailed in both halves in three of the last four league matches.

Conclusion Wolves - Sheffield United FC

Sheffield are on five straight away losses in the league, as they struggle to stay afloat. Wolves will welcome this kind of challenge as they look to better their home run. While they have key players absent, Wolves will still be stronger than Sheffield and they should be the dominant side here. In Sheffield’s recent form, back Wolves to lead in both halves.

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Wolves Sheffield United FC Prediction published on April 15, 2021

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