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

West Ham vs Sheffield United prediction: West Ham 2-1 Sheffield United

What a night for Sheffield United!

On Monday, the Blades recorded a famous Premier League victory as their impressive start to the season continues.

West Ham, meanwhile, were terrible last weekend and Manuel Pellegrini will be demanding a reaction from his players.

Who will come out on top at the London Stadium?

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West Ham United vs Sheffield United: Who will win?

As the home side, West Ham are favourites to win this one at 21/20.

Sheffield United meanwhile are 5/2 to leave Stratford victorious.

A draw is also 5/2.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Both teams to score is 8/13.

West Ham to win and both teams to score is 11/4.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea FC at London Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Sébastien Haller is West Ham’s top scorer this season with four goals. He is 10/3 to score first and 5/4 to add to his tally.

Andriy Yarmolenko opened the scoring in the Hammers’ last win. The Ukrainian international is 11/2 to repeat that and 21/10 to make it three goals in five.

Lys Mousset got his first goal for Sheffield United last time out. He is 6/1 to break the deadlock and 12/5 to make it two in two.

David McGoldrick could be his strike partner. He is 11/2 to score first and 9/4 to net anytime.

Both Yarmolenko and Haller to score is 6/1.

Both Manuel Lanzini and Yarmolenko to score is 14/1.

Both Callum Robinson and Oliver McBurnie to score is 9/1.

Both John Lundstram and Callum Robinson to score is 25/1.

West Ham United vs Sheffield United: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on October 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The bubble of early season optimism surrounding West Ham has somewhat burst in the last couple of weeks.

Last weekend, the Hammers simply didn’t turn up in a 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park to Everton.

That followed their 2-1 home loss to Crystal Palace so it’s back-to-back defeats for the first time since April.

Prior to that though, they were unbeaten in six, amassing 12 points in that time.

However, they’ve now slipped into the bottom half of the table, although they’re still only outside the potential European places on goal difference.

Can Manuel Pellegrini’s side get back on track here?

Will the Blades leave London with a win?

Sheffield United’s English goalkeeper Dean Henderson reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on September 28, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)/ (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

As for Sheffield United, Monday night provided a game they will never forget.

Lys Mousset’s tap-in on the half hour mark meant they beat Arsenal 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

That result means they’re up to ninth despite the fact that was their first home win since August 18.

This is because their away form has been so impressive.

The Blades have won at Everton and have battled to draws at Bournemouth, Chelsea and Watford.

Will their unbeaten away record still be in tact after this one?

Monday’s win also meant Chris Wilder has won 79 league matches since becoming Sheffield United manager in May 2016.

Only two managers, Jürgen Klopp (81) and Pep Guardiola (93) have won more in England’s top four tiers in this period.

Will Wilder be celebrating another victory at the London Stadium?

West Ham United team news vs Sheffield United

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Łukasz Fabiański of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 04, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

After a dismal performance last weekend, expect Manuel Pellegrini to make changes.

In goal, there’s still no Łukasz Fabiański who’s out with a hip injury.

So, despite a less than convincing performance at Everton, Roberto will be in goal once again.

However, if he continues to play like that, third-choice David Martin could be in sooner rather than later.

In defence, Issa Diop will keep his place but he could have a new partner with Fabián Balbuena likely to come in for Angelo Ogbonna.

Aaron Cresswell missed last week’s match but should come back in for Arthur Masuaku.

In midfield, Declan Rice will continue as the holding player.

Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson will all keep their places too.

There will be a change on the right though; Pablo Fornals was far from impressive last weekend so Andriy Yarmolenko will come back in.

As always, Sébastien Haller will lead the line looking to add to his four goals for the club.

Will this XI get West Ham back to winning ways?

Sheffield United team news vs West Ham United

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 04: A flag flies at half mast for Remembrance Day ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Hull City at Bramall Lane on November 4, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

As for Chris Wilder’s team, same again after Monday night.

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson has kept 25 clean sheets in the league since the start of last season; more than any other goalkeeper in England’s top four tiers.

He’s also now kept four this season which is the joint-most in the Premier League.

The back three of Jack O’Connell, Chris Basham and John Egan are all ever-presents this season.

As are wing-backs Enda Stevens and George Baldock.

The midfield of John Fleck, Oliver Norwood and John Lundstram also never changes.

The only area of the field Wilder likes to tinker is with his strike partnership.

However, after scoring the winner last time out, Lys Mousset should keep his place.

Likewise, David McGoldrick is expected to be his partner once again with Callum Robinson, Billy Sharp and Oliver McBurnie all left on the bench.

Will Sheffield United’s unbeaten away run go on?

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Sheffield United.

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs West Ham United

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs West Ham United

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs West Ham 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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