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West Ham United will arrive at Bramall Lane on Sunday for the Premier League meeting with home side Sheffield United.
All Sheffield United v West Ham United game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Sheffield United won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 4-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Chelsea.
In that match, Sheffield United had 30% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sheffield United was David McGoldrick (9'). For their opponents, Chelsea had 20 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Tammy Abraham (23'), Ben Chilwell (34'), Thiago Silva (77') and Timo Werner (80') scored for Chelsea.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Sheffield United have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Blades have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals in the process. In any event, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend shall be maintained in this match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sheffield United:
- haven't been beaten in the league by West Ham United in their last 3 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
West Ham United
West Ham United will go into the game following a 1-0 Premier League win as they beat Fulham in their previous fixture.
In that game, West Ham United managed 52% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for West Ham United was Tomáš Souček (91'). Fulham got 13 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Over the course of their previous 6 outings, West Ham United have bagged a tally of 10 goals. The Hammers have also scored in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 10 goals go into their own net.
Their prior results show that West Ham United:
- haven't won against Sheffield United when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 13/02/2005 shows us that Sheffield United have won 2 of these & West Ham United 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined total of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 of them for The Blades and 4 belonging to The Hammers. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The last league game between the two was Premier League match day 22 on 10/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Sheffield United 1-0 West Ham United.
On that day, Sheffield United had 47% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Oli McBurnie (53').
On the other side, West Ham United had 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Michael Oliver.
Team News: Sheffield United
Jack O'Connell (Knee Surgery), John Fleck (Unknown Injury) and Lys Mousset (Toe Injury) will be missing for Sheff Utd manager Chris Wilder.
Team News: West Ham United
West Ham manager David Moyes has to choose a team with limited availability. Andriy Yarmolenko (Corona virus) and Angelo Ogbonna (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game.
We’re envisaging that Sheffield United may find it difficult to register a score against this West Ham United outfit who we reckon will get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore predicting a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for West Ham United when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be an interesting one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bramall Lane (32,050)
Captain: Billy Sharp
Chairman: Musa’ad bin Khalid Al Saud
Manager: Chris Wilder
Competitions: Premier League position 20
⭐ Star Player: David McGoldrick
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, David McGoldrick was born in Nottingham, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Notts County in the 2003 - 2004 season, the skilful Forward has got 2 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 8 appearances.