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Wolves vs Sheffield United: Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

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            Wolves vs Sheffield United Predictions & Betting Tips

            Sheffield United travel to Wolves in the Premier League this weekend. They will be hoping to pick up some points as they desperately try to navigate themselves out of the relegation zone.

            Date: 25/02/24

            Kick-off time: 13:30

            Venue: Molineux

            Wolves and Sheffield United have endured very contrasting seasons, with both fighting for different goals. Sheffield United remain rooted to the bottom of the table, where they have been for the majority of this season, whilst Wolves sit in 11th, but are well in reach of the top seven.

            Gary O’Neil’s side had started the season slow, but have enjoyed huge wins over the likes of Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham, who they defeated last weekend. This has allowed them to keep the prospect of European football firmly in their sights. They are level on points with Chelsea, who are in 10th, and are just two behind Newcastle in seventh. This fixture against Sheffield United could provide an excellent opportunity to keep pace with, or even overtake the sides above them.

            The Blades, in contrast, are facing the likely outcome of life back in the Championship next season. They beat fellow strugglers Luton last week, but are still seven points off safety. They could not build on this result as they were thrashed 5-0 at home to Brighton last weekend. This means they have conceded five in each of the last three home games.

            United’s 65 goals conceded is the most let in at this stage of the season in Premier League history. Against the league’s worst defence, Wolves should have plenty of success in this game. They have been boosted by the recent return of top scorer Hwang Hee-Chan, but have lost Matheus Cunha through injury. However, the hosts have kept only two clean sheets in the last 10 games, meaning the Blades could pose a threat. They have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven games.
            These two sides have met just five times in the Premier League, and there has been nothing to split them. They have two wins apiece, with the other ending in a draw, which was their first meeting. The reverse fixture this season ended in dramatic fashion, with Sheffield United coming out on top 2-1 at Bramall Lane. The game was goalless for the majority, before Cameron Archer struck in the 72nd minute to give the hosts the lead. Wolves thought they had stolen a point in the 89th minute as Jean-Ricner Bellegarde equalised. However, the game was not over, and the Blades were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage time. With an opportunity to win all three points, Oliver Norwood stepped up to take the spot kick in the 10th minute of stoppage time. Nerves were not an issue as he dispatched the penalty to secure victory. This was one of just three wins this season.

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            Team News

            Wolves

            Wolves have been handed a huge blow as Matheus Cunha is expected to miss a lot of time with a hamstring injury. However, they have been boosted by the recent return of Hwang Hee-Chan.


            Sheffield United

            Mason Holgate will miss the game through suspension after he picked up a red card against Brighton. George Baldock may make a return from injury. Aside from this, Sheffield United have no new injury concerns.

            Form Guide

            Wolves
            In their last five games, Wolves have won three and lost two. Despite the two defeats, they have enjoyed some impressive victories. Their most recent outing saw them travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to take on a Spurs side looking to move back into the top four, and were playing well at home. They took the lead through Joao Gomes shortly before the break, but Dejan Kulusevski responded for the hosts immediately after the restart. Gomes then scored a second around 15 minutes later to give his side another lead which they would not relinquish.

            It was a good response to a 2-0 home loss to Brentford the week before. Christian Norgaard and Ivan Toney netted either side of half-time to give the Bees three points. However, such is Wolves’ inconsistencies in their results, they had beaten Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge in perhaps their best win of the season. Matheus Cunha scored a hat-trick to help them on their way to victory.

            Their other loss came against Manchester United at Molineux in heartbreaking fashion. Having been 3-1 down after 75 minutes, they managed to score twice to make it 3-3, including an equaliser in stoppage time. However, United youngster Kobbie Mainoo scored a sublime goal to snatch back the win with almost the last kick of the game. This followed a 2-0 victory at West Brom in the Black Country derby to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

            Sheffield United
            In their last five games, Sheffield United have lost four and won one. Their first defeat saw them get knocked out of the FA Cup in the fourth round by Brighton, who beat them 5-2 at home. The Blades clawed back from 2-0 down to head into the break level, but they could not stop the Seagulls in the second half. They suffered a devastating loss away at Crystal Palace, in which they took the lead twice before Michael Olise scored the winner.

            A crushing 5-0 home defeat to Aston Villa followed, with the visitors going 4-0 up after half an hour. Villa scored the fifth just two minutes after the restart, so they were lucky the final scoreline was not a lot worse. Despite this terrible result, the Blades picked up a huge three points in their next game against fellow relegation battlers Luton, as they won 3-1 away from home. They were 2-0 up before half-time with goals from Cameron Archer and James McAtee. A Carlton Morris penalty threatened a comeback, but Vinicius Souza soon put the game to bed.

            Their most recent fixture saw them take on Brighton in the league, but they couldn’t continue their winning momentum as they were thrashed 5-0 at Bramall Lane. Mason Holgate put them in a tough position early on as he saw red for a horrific challenge. It was all Brighton from then on as they could not recover.

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            Where to Watch

            Wolves vs Sheffield United will be available to watch on Sky Sports Main Event.

            Where to Watch

            Wolves vs Sheffield United will be available to watch on Sky Sports Main Event.

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