England Premier League
Monday 14th September 2020
Kick off at 6pm BST
Venue: Bramall Lane
Sheffield United and Wolves were the success stories of the Premier League last season. Both had solid campaigns and both got brilliant results. They notched up 100 points between them, despite this neither qualified for Europe which would have been disappointing. However at the same time, it does give the clubs another chance to improve their standings in the league without the distraction of Europa League football in midweek.
Pre-season saw Sheffield United play just two games beating Derby 2-0 and then drawing with Preston North End 2-2. Chris Wilder has brought in seven players including Wes Foderingham from Rangers and Aaron Ramsdale from Bournemouth. The good news is that the Blades have not been raided so far and have kept the core of their team from last season.
Wolves have gone continental and brought in the likes of Tote Gomes from Estoril, Fabio Silva from Porto and Marcal from Lyon. The club have really concentrated on strenghthining their back four. They have lost some quality in Helder Costa who joined Leeds for £16m and Matt Doherty who joined Tottenham for £15m.
Sheffield United: Sander Berge has picked up a knee injury but will be assessed ahead of this game. Otherwise there are no other major injury concerns for the club
Wolves: No injury problems ahead of the game, although from last season Jonny is still out with a long term knee injury
Sheffield Utd vs Wolves Head to Head:
Last season Sheffield United won this fixture 1-0 which was incidentially played just in July.
Wolves have not won at Sheffield United since 2014.
There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Sheffield Utd vs Wolves Prediction:
Two sides who are more or less equal will surely give us a good game and we hope end to end attacking play. The thought process has to be to impress their managers and take some risks and play some good football.
Wolves don’t have a great record at Bramall Lane but in the first game of the season it is never easy to understand the though processes of both sides and where their minds are at. So it could be a risk trying to pick a winner. One of the markets which look good is under 2.5 goals, which has a history of repeating here and whilst both teams will have attacking chances there could also be a lot of caution in defence as each team tries to work each other out.
It could be a slow starting game and therefore backing the draw at half time could be an option. But we will need a few more weeks to discover each of these sides, to start making judgments and both have hardly featured in pre-season games.
Sheffield Utd vs Wolves Betting Tips:
A draw at half time at 1.91
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50