West Ham vs Sheffield United Premier League predictions: tips, odds & team news
West Ham will be hoping to get back on track when they host Sheffield United on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
West Ham vs Sheffield United odds
*Odds correct as of 15:00on September 29
Although West Ham have suffered back-to-back defeats to Man City and Liverpool, the Hammers will still look on their start to the season as a positive one, having taken 10 points from their opening four matches. There were victories over Chelsea, Brighton and Luton as well as a draw with Bournemouth. It’s a stark contrast from last season in the league when West Ham were fighting for their safety. What a difference winning a European cup makes.
Sheffield United, meanwhile, have not been enjoying their return to the Premier League. After six games, the Blades are one of four teams still searching for their first Premier League victory of the campaign and will want to quickly forget their 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Newcastle last time out, the biggest defeat in the club’s league history in what was their 4,988th match.
Infact, the Blades have now made Premier League history for all the wrong reasons in each of their last two games, first, becoming the only side to be leading in the 98th minute and go on to lose the match against Tottenham, before becoming the first side to have eight different goalscorers score past them in a Premier League against Newcastle.
Only one side in Premier League history has lost by eight or more goals and then won their next game, with Wigan doing so in November 2009 (lost 9-1 to Spurs, won 1-0 vs Sunderland).
West Ham vs Sheffield United predictions
West Ham vs Sheffield United: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||8/11 with Sky Bet|
|Correct Score||West Ham 2-1 Sheffield United||7/1 with BetUK|
|First Goalscorer||James Ward-Prowse||15/2 with Paddy Power|
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The stats behind our West Ham vs Sheffield United predictions:
- Sheffield United have lost 10 of their last 11 Premier League away matches.
- West Ham are yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this season.
- Sheffield United have only failed to score twice in the Premier League this season.
- West Ham have scored at least two goals in three of their six Premier League games.
- James Ward-Prowse has three assists and two goals in his five Premier League matches for West Ham.
West Ham vs Sheffield United match tip
James Ward-Prowse opened the scoring for West Ham in their defeat against Man City, continuing what has been an excellent start to his Hammers career. The English midfield has either scored or assisted in each of his four league appearances for West Ham, directly involved in five goals. But not only that, Ward-Prowse also provided an assist in his only Championship appearance for Southampton this season, against Sheffield Wednesday on the opening weekend.
West Ham vs Sheffield United Bet-Builder tip
Although West Ham lost their last two Premier League home games, they shouldn’t be too worried about two defeats in a row. Sheffield United have lost 10 of their last 11 Premier League away matches, of course including their previous campaign in the top flight when they were relegated. The Blades have also been picking up the yellow cards this season, averaging 3.2 per match — only Newcastle and Tottenham (3.4) have averaged more. And while both Sheffield United and West Ham have conceded corners in abundance this season, they aren’t really winning them themselves.
The Hammers have won their last nine Premier League matches against sides starting the day bottom of the table, and are unbeaten in their last 16 such games (W12 D4) and have won their last six Premier League games against newly promoted sides.
West Ham vs Sheffield United team news
West Ham team news
David Moyes has a near fully fit squad from which to choose from, with defender Aaron Cresswell the only absentee.
Sheffield United team news
|Ollie McBurnie||Max Lowe, Ben Osborn, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Rhys Norrington-Davies||George Baldock, John Egan|
Ollie McBurnie was sent off in Sheffield United’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur but will return having served his suspension. John Egan and George Baldock could also return from injuries. However, Max Lowe, Ben Osborn, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster and Rhys Norrington-Davies aren’t expected back until after the October international break.
West Ham vs Sheffield United head-to-head record
- 15 February 2021 – West Ham 3-0 Sheffield United – Premier League
- 22 November 2020 – Sheffield United 0-1 West Ham – Premier League
- 10 January 2020 – Sheffield United 1-0 West Ham – Premier League
- 26 October 2019 – West Ham 1-1 Sheffield United – Premier League
- 26 August 2014 – West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United – EFL Cup
West Ham did the league double over Sheffield United the last time both sides were in the top flight. However, they haven’t won three consecutive league games against the Blades since 1935.
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