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

Wolves vs Sheffield United prediction: Wolves 1-1 Sheffield United

At the start of the weekend, these two clubs sat fifth and sixth in the Premier League table and not many would have predicted that.

This is a very tough game to call but will there be a winner at Molineux?

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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United: Who will win?

As the home side, Wolves are favourites to win this one at 17/20.

Sheffield United meanwhile are 10/3 to leave the Midlands with a win.

A draw is 23/10.

Sheffield United have had three 1-1 draws; Wolves have had six.

A 1-1 draw in this one is is 5/1.

Under 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Both teams to score is evens.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates a goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on January 29, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Raúl Jiménez can’t stop scoring for Wolves. The Mexican is 3/1 to open the scoring and 13/10 to score yet again.

Adama Traoré has also been in fine form. The Spaniard is 17/2 to score first and 7/2 to score anytime.

Lys Mousset is Sheffield United’s leading scorer this season. The Frenchman is 11/2 to score first and 12/5 to score anytime.

David McGoldrick is also expected to start up-top. The Ireland international is 15/2 to break the deadlock and 16/5 to open the scoring.

Both Jiménez and Traoré to score 12/1.

Both Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota to score 25/1.

Both McGoldrick and Mousset to score 14/1.

Both John Fleck and John Lundstram to score 90/1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United: Match preview

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Nuno Espírito Santo the head coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Despite an underwhelming start, Wolves have found their feet in the Premier League.

Last weekend, a stunning free-kick from João Moutinho and then a neat finish from Raúl Jiménez saw them win 2-1 at Bournemouth.

That means Nuno Espírito Santo’s side are unbeaten in eight league matches and have moved from 19th all the way up to fifth in that time.

Wolverhampton Wanderers last enjoyed a longer unbeaten run in the top-flight in April 1973, going nine matches without defeat.

Can they match that here?

They were also in action on Thursday night in the UEFA Europa League at Estádio Municipal de Braga.

The home side took the lead just six minutes in when a long-range shot took a wicked deflection off Rúben Neves.

But, it took the visitors less than eight minutes to respond; Raúl Jiménez heading in an equaliser.

Then, in double-quick time, Wolves were in control.

Just after the half hour mark, Jiménez turned provider, playing in Matt Doherty who headed in from close in.

Then, a mere 81 seconds later, Adama Traoré raced through and neatly turned home a third.

However, the home side fought back in the second half, scoring two scrappy goals, and forcing a 3-3 draw.

That result means both sides go through with a match to spare; Wolves host Beşiktaş on matchday six.

First though, they’ve got three important Premier League games.

Wolves host struggling West Ham on Wednesday before visiting Brighton on Sunday.

First though, will their good run continue?

Wolves have lost just one of their last seven league meetings with Sheffield United so can they beat the Blades again?

Can Sheffield United win away?

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, England on September 28, 2019. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

As for Sheffield United, Wolves were heralded as the best newly-promoted side ever last season.

This side look likely to run them close in that.

Last weekend, the Blades were involved in one of the most entertaining games of the season so far.

Manchester United were in town but they were not warmly welcomed to Bramall Lane.

Just 19 minutes in, John Fleck kneed in the opening goal.

The home fans were then in dreamland when Lys Mousset curled home a second just after half time.

However, nobody could have foreseen what would happen next.

Between the 72nd and 79th minute, Manchester United scored not once, not twice but three times to flip the game on it’s head completely.

It looked as though they were, somehow, going to leave with nothing.

Until, in stoppage time, an Enda Stevens cross found substitute Oli McBurnie who prodded home a dramatic equaliser.

A famous night in Sheffield but it’s actually their away form that has been most impressive.

In fact, Chris Wilder is the first manager to go unbeaten in his first six away Premier League matches since World Cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari when he was at Chelsea in 2008/09.

They’ve already got a result at Bournemouth, Chelsea, Everton, Watford, West Ham and Tottenham this season.

Will they add Wolves to that list?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Sheffield United

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 03: Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s goal during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Beşiktaş and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vodafone Park on October 03, 2019 in İstanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Despite having played in Portugal as recently as Thursday, Nuno Espírito Santo is not expected to make any changes to his XI apart from one which is enforced.

As always, Rui Patrício will be in goal looking to add to his seven clean sheets this season.

In defence, for the third time in eight days, Leander Dendoncker, and captain Conor Coady are expected to be in the back three.

However, Romain Saïss is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season at Bournemouth.

So, Max Kilman could make his Premier League debut after joining from Maidenhead United in the summer of 2018.

This is because Willy Boly is still out with a long-term knee injury and Jesús Vallejo and Ryan Bennett appear to be out of favour.

It’ll be Jonny on the left, chosen over Rúben Vinagre and Matt Doherty on the right.

Likewise, Rúben Neves and João Moutinho will continue in central midfield.

Morgan Gibbs-White is still out with a back injury.

Further forward, Adama Traoré has been involved in nine goals in 22 games this season, three times more than he managed in 36 appearances last season.

He, and Diogo Jota will support the top scorer up front.

Raúl Jiménez’s 15 goals this season is more than any Premier League player.

He’s also scored for club and country in England, Northern Ireland, Armenia, Italy, Slovakia, America, Panama and now Portugal in 2019.

Will the Mexican fire Wolves to another win here?

Sheffield United team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sheffield United’s Lys Mousset celebrates after scoring during Premier League match Sheffield United and Manchester United at Bramall Lane, England on November 24, 2019.  (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

As for Chris Wilder’s team, he’s also expected to make just one change from his last line-up.

His will come in goal.

Simon Moore made his Premier League debut against Manchester United but will be back on the bench for this one.

Regular number one Dean Henderson will start; he was ineligible last weekend against his parent club.

In defence, Phil Jagielka made his first Premier League start for Sheffield United for 4,578 days last weekend.

The only player to have a longer gap between league appearances for the same club is Wayne Rooney at Everton.

However, John Egan is fit again so will rejoin Chris Basham and Jack O’Connell in the back three.

Enda Stevens and George Baldock have started every game at wing-back this season.

They are two of nine Sheffield United players who have played over 900 of a possible 1,170 minutes this season.

There other members of that list are the three midfielders; Oliver Norwood, John Lundstram and John Fleck.

The latter has scored in back to back league games at Bramall Lane, having only scored once in his previous 50 appearances at the stadium.

It’s likely to be the same strike force as last weekend too.

Lys Mousset now has more goals in ten Premier League appearances for Sheffield United (4) than he managed in 58 games for Bournemouth (3).

The Frenchman went off injured after scoring last weekend but Wilder hinted that he would be fit in Friday’s press conference.

He’ll continue alongside David McGoldrick.

Despite this being a settled XI, the Blades could look to the bench once again.

The Blades have benefitted from more goals from substitutes than any other Premier League side this season, with five.

So, if called upon, the likes of Billy Sharp, Callum Robinson and Oli McBurnie could come up with a vital goal if needed.

Will their unbeaten away record still be in tact?

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Sheffield United.

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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

Premier League table:

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Liverpool FC16151040142646
2Leicester City16122239102938
3Manchester City16102444192532
4Chelsea FC169253124729
5Manchester United166642519624
6Wolverhampton Wanderers165922319424
7Tottenham Hotspur166553023723
8Sheffield United165741916322
9Arsenal FC165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle United166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove Albion165472024-419
13Burnley FC165382129-818
14Everton FC165291928-917
15AFC Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham United164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton FC164391835-1715
19Norwich City1632111734-1711
20Watford FC16169930-219
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