Kick-off: 2000, 18/08/2021
Stadium: The Hawthorns
TV: Sky Sports
West Brom seem to have settled back into life in the Championship much better than Sheffield United and get the nod on home turf.
Albion have been fragile at the back, but Valerien Ismael’s positive approach is paying off up front and that can prove decisive.
With the Blades lacking a cutting edge in attack, 11/10 for a home win is our first West Brom vs Sheff Utd prediction.
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
After drawing 2-2 at Bournemouth, West Brom impressed as they claimed a 3-0 lead versus Luton at this venue.
The Baggies did get some help via an early own goal but took full advantage as Callum Robinson and Karlan Grant added further strikes.
A long delay due to Jordan Clark being carried off may have unsettled Albion’s rhythm, with the Hatters hitting back twice.
However, the hosts held on to prevail in front of a near-capacity 23,283 crowd.
Ismael commented: “We started really strong and we saw the power from the crowd, combined with our way to play.
“The first hour before the injury break was simply brilliant and this is what we want to see from West Brom.
“It was important to win the game because it was difficult at the end.”
When these teams met in the Premier League last season, each match produced a home win by a one-goal margin.
Looking at the 11/4 for that to happen again.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
Sheffield United have plenty of options up front, but so far their forwards have failed to fire when given the opportunity.
The Blades were beaten 1-0 at home by Birmingham first up and then played out a goalless stalemate at Swansea on Saturday.
Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick had the game’s best chances in Wales but couldn’t capitalise.
New boss Slavisa Jokanovic said: “The result can be seen as a positive. If we can’t score a goal, the best thing we can do is get one point.
“Of course, we can play better than we are right now. We can be more dangerous and create more chances.
“I’m sure we can improve for the next game. I feel a little bit of a lack of energy in the team.”
Rhian Brewster did earn United a 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Carlisle in between but this looks a team short on confidence going forward.
Let’s finish off our West Brom vs Sheff Utd betting tips by taking 17/4 for Draw HT/West Brom FT.
WEST BROM 3-2 Luton – Kai Naismith (og), Callum Robinson, Karlan Grant
Swansea 0-0 SHEFF UTD
Head-to-head: Sheff Utd 2-1 West Brom, West Brom 1-0 Sheff Utd, West Brom 0-1 Sheff Utd, Sheff Utd 1-2 West Brom
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