Sheffield United vs West Ham predictions: Premier League tips, odds and team news
Sheffield United continue their fight against relegation with the visit of West Ham on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).
Sheffield United vs West Ham odds
*Odds correct as of 08:15 on January 18
As we move into the second half of the Premier League season, Sheffield United’s battle against the drop ups its intensity. The Blades are bottom of the table, eight points from safety, with just two wins from their 20 games so far. They have the worst defence and the worst attack in the Premier League and haven’t been able to turn things around even with the reappointment of Chris Wilder. Since their last victory, against Brentford at the start of December, Sheffield United have lost three and drawn once, beaten by Chelsea, Luton and Manchester City.
West Ham, meanwhile, will have their sights set on a place in the top four, really turning things around of late. The Hammers are just six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, having won half of their 20 league games so far — closing the gap with a win over the Gunners just after Christmas. That victory was their third in a row, having also beaten Wolves and Manchester United, all without conceding. The winning run ended at the start of the year, but West Ham remain unbeaten in the league with a goalless draw against Brighton. However, it’s worth mentioning that West Ham did get knocked out of the FA Cup after a replay by Championship side Bristol City.
Sheffield United vs West Ham predictions
Sheffield United vs West Ham: Predictions
|10/11 with BetVictor
|Sheffield United 0-2 West Ham
|9/1 with BoyleSports
|6/1 with Bet365
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The stats behind our Sheffield United vs West Ham predictions:
- West Ham have won their past three games against Sheffield United without conceding.
- West Ham have kept a clean sheet in their past four league matches.
- Sheffield United have scored just 15 goals in the Premier League this season.
- Sheffield United have conceded the first goal in 16 Premier League games this season.
Sheffield United vs West Ham match tip
It’s hard to see this game finishing any other way than a West Ham win, with a clean sheet. The Hammers haven’t conceded in each of their past four Premier League games, which includes victories over Manchester United and Arsenal. On top of that, West Ham have also won their past three games against Sheffield United to nil.
Sheffield United vs West Ham Bet-Builder tip
Sheffield United have conceded a league-high 13 Premier League goals from crosses this season, so it’s not the best time to play West Ham. That’s because no player has assisted more goals via crosses in the Premier League this season than James Ward-Prowse (five). But West Ham don’t really get too much action in front of goal, only averaging 4.1 shots on target per match in the Premier League, with just four teams managing fewer.
Sheffield United have conceded a league-high 13 Premier League goals from crosses this season.
West Ham have averaged 4.1 shots on target per match in the Premier League this season.
Sheffield United vs West Ham team news
Sheffield United team news
|Max Lowe, Chris Basham, Yasser Larouci, Anis Ben Slimane
|Daniel Jebbison, Tom Davies, John Egan, Anel Ahmedhodzic, George Baldock, Auston Trusty, Jayden Bogle
Yasser Larouci and Anis Ben Slimane are away on international duty, while Max Lowe and Chris Basham are injured. But Sheffield United will hope to welcome the likes of Jayden Bogle, George Baldock, Anel Ahmedhodzic and Auston Trusty, the latter trio not risked for their FA Cup third-round game.
West Ham team news
|Michail Antonio, Lucas Paqueta, Nayef Aguerd, Mohammed Kudus, Jarrod Bowen
|Kostantinos Mavropanos, Vladimir Coufal
Nayef Aguerd and Mohammed Kudus are away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paqueta and Michail Antonio are out injured. But West Ham should have Kostantinos Mavropanoss and Vladimir Coufal back from injury.
Sheffield United vs West Ham head-to-head record
- 30 September 2023 – West Ham 2-0 Sheffield United – Premier League
- 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
After going four games without victory against Sheffield United, West Ham have won their past three matches, keeping a clean sheet on each occasion.