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Wolves vs Sheffield Utd: Predictions
It’s been a disappointing campaign for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, who are stuck down in 12th place, six points adrift of Aston Villa in 11th and nowhere near the race for European qualification. That said, Wolves will still be keen on pushing toward the top half of the table, while only a victory will be considered good enough against Sheffield Utd this weekend.
That’s because the Blades remain rooted to the bottom of the table with just 14 points from 31 games so far. Since a shock 1-0 win over Aston Villa at the start of March, Sheffield Utd have lost each of their five games across all competitions, scoring just one goal along the way. 18 points now separate them from Newcastle in 17th and it’s now simply a case of playing for pride and counting down the days until their relegation back to the Championship is confirmed.
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Wolves vs Sheffield Utd: Match Stats
Sheffield United have won just one of their last 13 away league games against Wolves (D6 L6) and are winless in seven at Molineux since a 3-1 victory in October 2002.
Sheffield United’s 25 league defeats this season is just one off their record number of defeats in a league season, with the Blades losing 26 times in both 1975-76 (out of 42 games) and 2010-11 (46 games).
Wolves are averaging 11.8 shots-per-game, and just one goal-per-game in the Premier League this season – of their seven campaigns in the competition, they’ve only averaged lower for both in 2009-10 (11.5 shots, 0.8 goals).
Sheffield United have scored just 17 Premier League goals so far this season, at least seven less than any other side.
Since their return to the Premier League in 2018, only Liverpool (7) have scored more winning goals in the 90th minute or later than Wolves (5).
14 September 2020 – Sheffield Utd 0-2 Wolves (Premier League)
08 July 2020 – Sheffield Utd 1-0 Wolves (Premier League)
01 December 2019 – Wolves 1-1 Sheffield Utd (Premier League)
03 February 2018 – Wolves 3-0 Sheffield Utd (Championship)
27 September 2017 – Sheffield Utd 2-0 Wolves (Championship)
Wolves beat Sheffield Utd 2-0 in the last meeting between these two sides on the opening day of the season. That said, this fixture is often a close-run affair and there have only been consecutive victories once since September 1996, when Wolves won 2-0 twice during the 2013/14 League One season.