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West Ham vs Sheffield United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

West Ham vs Sheffield United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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West Ham United vs Sheffield United betting tips

This article covers West Ham United vs Sheffield United betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough West Ham United vs Sheffield United betting preview.

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

 

West Ham United vs Sheffield United: Match details

Match: West Ham United vs Sheffield United

Competition: Premier League

Date: February 15, 2021

Kick-off time: 6:00 pm, February 15, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: London Stadium

West Ham vs Sheffield United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Angelo Ogbonna of West Ham United holds his ankle after Anthony Martial of Manchester United collides with it during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on February 9, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: West Ham 1-1 Sheffield United

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If West Ham United are as depleted as they could be if most or all of their injury doubts remain unavailable for Monday, their effectiveness on the pitch will take a big hit. Sheffield United look a better side than previous months as well, and Chris Wilder’s Blades could steal something come full-time.

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Under 2.5 goals

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This match really points to a draw under the current set of circumstances, though they’re subject to change come Monday. On the whole, West Ham is where they are in the table on merit, but as depleted as they are, and with Sheffield United in better overall form, this should be a low-scoring draw.

Winning margin: Scoring draw

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There likely will not be a ton of goals featured on Monday night at the London Stadium. Even though David Moyes’ matchday XI may be a patchwork of players in certain areas, the Hammers should have enough quality to find at least one goal. The Blades should hope for the same, especially if West Ham can call upon only one natural centre-back is fit for the contest.

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West Ham vs Sheffield United – recent form and head to head statistics

West Ham United FC vs Sheffield United FC form
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West Ham United FC vs Leeds United - 2:0
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Manchester City FC vs West Ham United FC - 2:1
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West Ham United FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FC - 2:1
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West Ham United FC vs Sheffield United FC - 3:0
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Manchester United FC vs West Ham United FC - 1:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Sheffield United FC vs Southampton FC - 0:2
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Sheffield United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 1:0
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Sheffield United FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:2
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Fulham FC vs Sheffield United FC - 1:0
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West Ham United FC vs Sheffield United FC - 3:0
Last 5 games for West Ham United FC
March 8, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 2 - 0 Leeds United
February 27, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 2 - 1 West Ham United FC
February 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 2 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur FC
February 15, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 3 - 0 Sheffield United FC
February 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 1 - 0 West Ham United FC
Last 5 games for Sheffield United FC
March 6, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 0 - 2 Southampton FC
March 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 Aston Villa FC
February 28, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 0 - 2 Liverpool FC
February 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 1 - 0 Sheffield United FC
February 15, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 3 - 0 Sheffield United FC
West Ham United FC vs Sheffield United FC Premier League 20/21 form
West Ham United FC Sheffield United FC
27 Matches played 28
14 Matches won 4
291 Goal attempts 230
111 Shots on goal 79
105 Shots off goal 85
125 Corner kicks 130
41% Average ball possession 40%
75 Shots blocked 66
34 Cards given 56
312 Free kicks 271
51 Offsides 57
4 Shots on post 2
5 Shots on bar 3
28 Goals by foot 11
12 Goals by head 4
42 Goals scored 16
31 Goals conceded 45
West Ham United FC vs Sheffield United FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
West Ham United FC Sheffield United FC
14 Matches 14
7 Home Matches 7
7 Away Matches 7
19 Total Goals 22
1.36 Average Goals Scored 1.57
4 Wins 4
4 Losses 4
6 Draws 6
Last 5 games & match results between West Ham United FC and Sheffield United FC
February 15, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 3 - 0 Sheffield United FC
November 22, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 0 - 1 West Ham United FC
January 10, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 West Ham United FC
October 26, 2019 Premier League 19/20 West Ham United FC 1 - 1 Sheffield United FC
August 26, 2014 League Cup 14/15 West Ham United FC 1 - 1 Sheffield United FC


 

West Ham vs Sheffield United: Match preview

David Moyes will be sweating regarding the availability of centre-forward Michail Antonio after the England international has been suffering from match fatigue recently. Antonio failed to feature against Manchester United in the FA Cup, and now there have been questions asked of the West Ham United manager for a failure to provide his squad with options in the number 9 role outside of Antonio.

Should Antonio be unavailable, and with Andriy Yarmolenko likely to not be fit, the Hammers are left without a true central striker option when they welcome Sheffield United to London on Monday. For all their plus-points in a season of overachievement thus far, a lack of depth in such a key area can and should be questioned. Sustaining a challenge for the European places is difficult enough even with a competent player leading the line, and Antonio has proved himself in this arena, but an over-reliance on his availability – despite the level of play shown by Jarrod Bowen and a now-settled Saïd Benrahma – is a reality that should be avoided. This is compounded by the club losing Sebastien Haller to a loan-move to Ajax Amsterdam, and a failure to bring in a temporary replacement as a depth-option for cover.

Failing at such a task could now seriously harm the long-term potential of the Hammers to keep momentum in their bid for an unexpected run at Europe come the end of the season. Though they sit level on points with Chelsea for 5th-place and have won four of their last six in the league (4-1-1), Moyes must now manage Antonio’s minutes far more regularly, which could potentially throw a monkey wrench in West Ham’s ability to be consistent in the final third.

Any prolonged absence of the former Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, and Nottingham Forest forward would be disastrous on the Hammers’ campaign, and if he is unavailable on Monday, any positive result will be that much harder to find.

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Oliver Burke of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Everton at Bramall Lane on December 26, 2020 in Sheffield, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Sheffield United are turning a corner

Sheffield United may sit at the bottom of the Premier League table, but you certainly would not know it. The Blades have won six of their last eight matches in all competitions, including a win against Manchester United, while they secured passage into the quarter-finals and a difficult date with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

It’s unfortunate that it took the Blades so long to find any semblance of form during 2020-21, after so impressively over-achieving during 2019-20 with a top-half finish that no one could have possibly imagined. But the situation seemed to have returned to expected reality this season, even if the data behind Sheffield United’s level of performance did not always support the notion that they were nearly as poor as going winless for eighteen matches across all opportunities.

Chris Wilder has always needed to be the man to extract more out of the players under his charge this term. Having made them so difficult to break down last season, Sheffield United have failed to add any semblance of goal-scoring to their preferred tactical deployment, and in fact, their effectiveness in the final third has regressed. It is a very difficult balance to strike for a club trying to build its house on solid ground after gaining promotion. Being stout at the back in their first season back in the top flight was a sound decision, but when a system proved to work to unexpected levels, it could be understandable why Wilder has not persisted as hard as possible to morph into something the Blades – or maybe he himself – is not.

Sitting twelve points from safety at current, the encouraging situation shows Wilder’s men in the top half of the form table, ahead of the likes of Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Wolves. It is likely that it will never be about drastically increasing their goal output this term, and though more needs to be seen from players like Rhian Brewster, if the Blades can grind out results similar to 2019-20, it’s possible that they could perform their own rendition of the great escape come the end of term.


 

West Ham team news vs Sheffield United

There are serious squad questions for David Moyes’ and his matchday selection.

Arthur Masuaku remains sidelined through injury, but doubts around Michail Antonio, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Fabián Balbuena, and Andriy Yarmolenko all uncertain in the run-up to Monday. Moyes did say that Antonio should be on track to feature, however.

Big questions surround the solution that Moyes will turn to if the trio of Diop, Balbuena, and Ogbonna are unavailable.

 

Sheffield United team news vs West Ham

Chris Wilder is still unable to call upon Sander Berge, Jack O’Connell, and Jack Robinson for this one.

Both Enda Stevens and George Baldock are also listed as doubts, though it’s assumed that Stevens should at least make it to the bench at a minimum.


 

Predicted West Ham line-up vs Sheffield United

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Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs West Ham

West Ham vs Sheffield United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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West Ham vs Sheffield United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between West Ham vs Sheffield United?
18:00, Monday 15 February 2021
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West Ham 1-1 Sheffield United