Kick-off: 2000, 10/01/2020
Stadium: Bramall Lane
TV: Sky Sports
West Ham have already tightened up under David Moyes and we’re anticipating a cagey contest when they visit Sheffield United in the Premier League.
The Blades have just had their bubble burst in recent top-flight fixtures, so Chris Wilder may also look to go back to basics at Bramall Lane.
We’re going with 87/100 for there to be under 2.5 goals scored in this match for our opening Sheff Utd vs West Ham prediction.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
Sheffield United have been in dreamland for much of their first season back in the Premier League but have had a reality check of late.
The Blades were held to a 1-1 draw by Watford at this venue, before suffering 2-0 defeats at Manchester City and Liverpool.
This represents a welcome drop down in class, although Wilder’s side did only just scrape past Fylde in the FA Cup on Sunday.
To be fair, that was a much-changed line-up and the manager said: “I thought the attitude of the players was great. They smelt an upset towards the end, but we saw it through.”
Facing a refocused Hammers outfit is a tricky return to top-flight action, though, and a tight tussle is on the cards.
Looking at the Sheff Utd vs West Ham odds, we like 91/100 for ‘no’ in the market on whether both teams will score.
Last Sheff Utd EPL line-up: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, O’Connell, Basham, Egan, Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood, McGoldrick, Mousset.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
Moyes began his second stint as West Ham boss with a fine 4-0 beating of Bournemouth and followed that up by winning 2-0 at Gillingham in the FA Cup.
“That’s two clean sheets and six goals scored in two games, and it’s feeling like there is a bit of a spirit growing among the players,” beamed Moyes.
“Obviously, I’ve only been here a week and we’ve got two wins, so it’s been a great start.”
The Hammers have done well in terms of scoring first this season, with only Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea breaking the deadlock on more occasions.
Punters can get 3/2 for the visitors to further enhance that impressive record here, while 11/1 for a 1-0 away victory is added to our Sheff Utd vs West Ham betting tips for those seeking a bit more value.
Last West Ham EPL line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Anderson, Snodgrass, Noble, Fornals, Rice, Haller.
Gillingham 0-2 WEST HAM – Pablo Zabaleta, Pablo Fornals
SHEFF UTD 2-1 Fylde – Callum Robinson, Leon Clarke
Head-to-head: West Ham 1-1 Sheff Utd
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