Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Betting Tips & Predictions
Wolverhampton Wanderers finished in seventh place last season, although there’s a strong chance that the Midlands side will achieve an even better position this term, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s team sitting in sixth place and just three points behind third-placed Leicester City in the pecking order.
Wolves have landed three consecutive wins since the lockdown, with Wanderers beating weaker opponents such as West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa. There’s nothing particularly flashy about the team but it’s built on solid defensive foundations and Nuno admitted that a clean sheet is everything.
Therefore, we can expect the visitors to put up an orange wall in this game and it’s hard to escape the conclusion that they will get the better of a Sheffield United team who have failed to find the net in any of their Premier League games since the break.
Chris Wilder’s team played out a goalless draw at Villa Park before 3-0 defeats away to Newcastle and Manchester United, with the side having been short of goals before the lockdown although they were able to land a 1-0 victory on several occasions.
This will be United’s third game in six days and it’s surely likely that some of the players will be nursing knocks or feeling fatigued by this point, with Wolves having a lighter schedule and that includes not having to compete in the FA Cup.
Raul Jimenez will be the most talented striker on the pitch by a country mile, with Adama Traore the sort of player who can profit against tired legs, while Pedro Neto also looks very handy in attack for Wolves.
The betting odds are very generous in favour of a Wolves team who are so solid at the back and we’re actually going to take a punt on the Midlands side to win without conceding. They’ve got into the habit of keeping clean sheets now.
Wolves win to nil @ 3.25 with bet365