Sheffield United vs West Ham betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Sheffield United vs West Ham prediction: Sheffield United 1-1 West Ham

Both sides progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup following their weekend victories.

Sheffield United will be the fresher of the two sides after Chris Wilder rested a number of key players against non-league Fylde.

The Blades have lost only one of their last seven matches at home, but back-to-back league defeats has seen them drop to eighth in the table.

West Ham have won two of their last four league matches on the road but David Moyes has failed to win any of his last 24 Premier League matches away from home.

Sheffield United vs West Ham: Who will win?

Sheffield United are looking to end their run of three league matches without a win. Sheffield United are 5/6 favourites to win the match while West Ham are priced at 3/1 for the win. The draw can be backed at 13/5.

There have been fewer than three goals scored in each of Sheffield United’s last five Premier League matches. Bet on under 2.5 goals at 4/5.

Lys Mousset was on target when these two sides faced each other in October. His rest at the weekend suggests he will start this one. Mousset is 9/2 to open the scoring and 6/4 to score anytime.

Sheffield United vs West Ham Premier League match preview

Sheffield United host West Ham United at Bramall Lane on Friday night.

David Moyes made a brilliant start to his second spell in charge of West Ham. His side beat Bournemouth 4-0 at the London Stadium on New Year’s Day. Mark Noble (2), Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson netted for the Hammers.

Noble is now two goals away from becoming West Ham’s joint-top Premier League goalscorer.

West Ham followed that up with another clean sheet in their 2-0 win at League One side Gillingham on Sunday. Pablo Zabaleta and substitute Pablo Fornals scored in the second half. West Ham have been drawn against West Brom at home in the fourth round later this month.

Victory over Bournemouth saw West Ham move up to 16th in the table, two points above the relegation zone – although they have a game in hand (against Liverpool) over the sides around them. A win on Friday night would see West Ham move up to 14th.

Sheffield United: The surprise Premier League team of the season

Back-to-back 2-0 away defeats at Man City and Liverpool have seen Sheffield United drop to eighth in the table, seven points behind the top four.

Sheffield United returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Fylde in the FA Cup. Callum Robinson and Leon Clarke scored for the Blades. The Blades face Arsenal and Manchester City in their next two matches after Friday.

Despite their remarkable season, Sheffield United’s home form ranks 13th in the division, with four wins and two draws from their 10 matches at Bramall Lane – identical to Chelsea’s form at Stamford Bridge.

Although goals have been hard to come by at home, only two sides have conceded fewer goals at home than Sheffield United’s 10 at Bramall Lane.

West Ham’s away form is identical to Manchester United’s and better than both Arsenal’s and Tottenham’s.

This fixture has never been won by the away side in five previous Premier League meetings. Sheffield United held West Ham to a draw at the London Stadium in Gameweek 10 in October. Robert Snodrgrass gave West Ham the lead before half time. Lys Mousset equalised in the second half.

Sheffield United’s last home Premier League match against the Hammers ended in a 3-0 win in 2007.

The Blades have a superb home record against London sides in the Premier League, winning their last seven.

Sheffield United team news vs West Ham

In terms of outfield players, Chris Wilder has a fully fit squad to pick from but there aren’t expected to be many changes from the side which lost at Liverpool a fortnight ago.

Sheffield United’s only injury concerns are in the goalkeeping department. Second-choice goalkeeper Simon Moore remains a doubt with a groin injury. Third-choice goalkeeper Michael Verrips started against Fylde but was forced off before the break due to a head injury.

Oliver McBurnie, Jack O’Connel and John Fleck were unused substitutes and should be involved, while the likes of John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood, David McGoldrick and Lys Mousset were given the FA Cup match off entirely.

Ravel Morrison is unlikely to face his former club. Morrison made 18 league appearances for the Hammers.

West Ham team news vs Sheffield United

David Moyes fielded a full-strength side in West Ham’s FA Cup tie at Gillingham. West Ham used three at the back and could revert to a back four on Friday.

Pablo Zabaleta should start at right-back with Ryan Fredericks still sidelined.

Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble are all minor injury doubts. Noble seems the likeliest of the trio to start. Pablo Fornals could also return to the starting eleven after his brief goalscoring cameo on Sunday.

Jack Wilshere has a groin injury that will keep him out until March while Andriy Yarmolenko has a hamstring strain.

Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal for the Hammers.

Sheffield United predicted line-up vs West Ham

Predicted Sheffield United XI vs West Ham

Predicted Sheffield United XI vs West Ham

West Ham predicted line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted West Ham XI vs Sheffield United

Predicted West Ham XI vs Sheffield United

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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