Kick-off: 1800, 02/02/2021
Stadium: Bramall Lane
TV: BT Sport
Sheffield United have shown some encouraging signs over the past few weeks and are preferred to West Brom at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night.
It will be a minor miracle if the Blades avoid being relegated from the Premier League, but Chris Wilder’s side seem keen to give it a go.
We’re siding with United to prevail at 20/23 for our first Sheff Utd vs West Brom prediction.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
United emerged from Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City with plenty of credit, limiting the leaders to few chances and almost snatching a late equaliser through John Fleck.
Pep Guardiola was impressed, stating: “We struggle every season against them – the physicality, what they do. They have bad moments but the organisation of Chris’ team is outstanding.”
The Blades remain rooted to the bottom of the table with just eight points but Wilder is determined to battle on.
Coming after a surprise win at Manchester United in midweek, he felt the performance was another step in the right direction.
“There is no pat on the back for a defeat but there is a manner, a body language and an identity – and I think we are showing that, getting that back,” said Wilder.
“It was not one-way traffic. There is something to build on. The Manchester City manager said we looked like a team that is alive and I believe that. I feel we’ve got plenty left in us.”
With four wins in their last six league and cup fixtures, we agree that the Blades have recaptured much of last season’s admirable spirit.
Some fast starts have helped, so 19/10 for the hosts to lead at half-time and full-time appeals from the Sheff Utd vs West Brom odds.
Last Sheff Utd line-up: Ramsdale, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Bogle, Ampadu, Fleck, Lundstram, Burke, Norwood, Brewster.
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
West Brom are second from bottom, four points ahead of United, after drawing 2-2 with Fulham in a Hawthorns relegation battle which proved a game of two halves.
Albion were awful in the first period, with Bobby Decordova-Reid putting the visitors ahead, as they threatened to run riot.
However, Kyle Bartley and Matheus Pereira hit back for the Baggies after the break, before Ivan Cavaleiro’s late header levelled things up.
“It’s ended up with a draw which probably neither of us really wanted,” admitted manager Sam Allardyce. “We should have won it.
“When you come in 1-0 down at half-time and Fulham have been the better side, we had to change the way we were playing.
“We dominated for the first 30 minutes of the second half and got 2-1 up, but once again our frailties defensively have let us down.”
Any team managed by Allardyce is always capable of coming up with surprises, but Fulham really should have been out of sight in that opening period.
Albion have now conceded more than one goal in each of their last six matches, so 11/10 for the Blades to net at least twice is added to our Sheff Utd vs West Brom betting tips.
Last West Brom line-up: Johnstone, Furlong, Gibbs, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea, Livermore, Gallagher, Snodgrass, Robinson, Pereira.
Man City 1-0 SHEFF UTD
WEST BROM 2-2 Fulham – Kyle Bartley, Matheus Pereira
Head-to-head: West Brom 1-0 Sheff Utd, West Brom 0-1 Sheff Utd, Sheff Utd 1-2 West Brom
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