Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Betting Predictions and Odds
Strong defensive ranks on both sides
The ball has been rolling in the motherland of football since Saturday and the first games of the new 2020/21 season whet the appetite for more. Liverpool celebrated a spectacular 4-3 win against newly-promoted Leeds United thanks to the Salah Festival. On Monday evening, the first matchday will be concluded with two duels.
The two teams are facing each other who have a lot of parallels. Both teams played excellent football for long stretches of the past season but had to pay a little tribute to the exertions in the finish and gambled away the international business.
Another thing they have in common is the strong defense on both sides. A shooting festival can by no means be expected on Monday, accordingly in the betting base odds comparison between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton only odds around 1.40-1.45 for the under 2.5 can be found.
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 1.5
🔸 Odds: 2.37
Sheffield United – stats & current form
With the Blades from Sheffield, the experts were very wrong a year ago. In many places, the climber was classified as the number one relegation candidate. In the end, going back to the championship was never an issue for Chris Wilder’s team, because the team was at the top right from the start.
In the end, the Europa League is gambled away
Up until the end, the newcomer was in the middle of the battle for the Europa League qualification, at times the team was even fifth in the English Premier League table. In the final statement, the Wilder was finally shown in ninth place.
The wear and tear of strength were particularly noticeable in the last few games, Sheffield United ended a splendid season with three defeats and gambled away their participation in the UEFA Europa League through these bankruptcies. Sheffield United lost four league games en suite for the last time seven years ago – in September 2013 – but at that time the team was still represented in the third-tier League One.
The strong defense as the key to success
Two keys to the successful season last year were, on the one hand, the strength at home and on the other hand the outstanding defensive work. At Bramall Lane – the oldest professional stadium in England – the Blades celebrated ten wins (three draws, six defeats).
The strong defensive can be seen not only in 39 goals against (fourth-best defensive in the league) but also in the fact that in 2019/20 only 114 shots on goal allowed on their housing, the lowest value in the entire league. This is the lowest value in the English Premier League since the popular OPTA stats were introduced.
The start of the league could be a special anniversary for head coach Chris Wilder. He has celebrated 99 wins in 195 league games so far, and should he succeed in his 100th he would be the first Sheffield United coach to break that mark in under 200 games. The best bookmakers offer between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton for the prediction of the home win betting odds of around 3.50.
The probable formation of Sheffield United:
↳ Ramsdale – Egan, Robinson, O’Connell – Stevens, Berge, Fleck, Lundstram, Baldock – McBurnie, Mousset
Last matches from Sheffield United:
Club friendship games
⚽ 09/04 2020 Sheffield United 2 – 2 Preston
⚽ 09/01 2020 Derby 0 – 2 Sheffield United
⚽ 07/26 2020 Southampton 3 – 1 Sheffield United
⚽ 07/20 2020 Sheffield United 0 – 1 Everton
⚽ 07/16 2020 Leicester 2 – 0 Sheffield United
Wolverhampton – stats & current form
For Nuno Espirito Santo’s team, the end of the season was also unsatisfactory. The Wolves were even able to dream of qualifying for the Champions League for a long time, but due to only two wins in the last six league games, the team from the industrial city was still ranked and ultimately even missed re-qualification for the Europa League.
In just that, the Wolves had to admit defeat to the eventual winner from Sevilla in a narrow game due to a late goal in the quarterfinals with a wafer-thin 0: 1.
No loss on matchday 1 for seven years
The lack of a double burden with international appearances could be a big advantage this year. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is an advocate of rotation. As often as possible, he selected the identical team and the players had accordingly many minutes of play in their legs.
This is certainly an explanation for the weak finish. The battery should now be full again and in full power, the Wolves can certainly be put above the blades in terms of quality. Besides, a look at the statistics shows that Wolverhampton has not lost an opening game in seven years (three wins, four draws). On Monday evening between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton, the tip brings the guests 2.40 times the stake.
The British are a minority
When it comes to the Wolves’ squad, the number of Portuguese players is striking. Player advisor Jorge Mendes is closely connected to the club and accordingly guides many of his players to the Premier League club. Just recently, a proud 40 million euros were transferred to FC Porto for the youngster Fabio Silva. However, the 18-year-old teenager will still need time to compete in the Premier League.
While the blades are almost exclusively British (second most game minutes in 2019/20 for British players), the Wolves are completely different. British players in Wolves’ shirts stood on the pitch for only 4,336 minutes, and not a single goal (league, Europa League and cup competitions) was scored by an Englishman during the entire season.
The probable formation of Wolverhampton:
↳ Rui Patricio – Coady, Boly, Saiss – Vinagre, Neves, Dendoncker, Moutinho – Jota, Jimenez, Traore
Last games from Wolverhampton:
Europa League Final Stage
⚽ 08/11 2020 Wolverhampton 0 – 1 Sevilla
⚽ 08/06 2020 Wolverhampton 1 – 0 Olympiacos Piraeus
⚽ 07/26 2020 Chelsea London 2 – 0 Wolverhampton
⚽ 07/20 2020 Wolverhampton 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
⚽ 07/15 2020 Burnley 1 – 1 Wolverhampton
Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Direct Comparison
For Chris Wilder’s Blades, the direct comparison with the Wolves is encouraging. Only two of the last 13 league home games against Wolverhampton Wanderers were lost (7-4-2 record), last year the promoted team celebrated a 2-1 success at Bramall Lane. If the home side wins again, the blade would be the right choice for the first time since 1996 in two consecutive games between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton.
Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton – Betting odds comparison – Premier League
🔹 Betting Prediction: Sheffield United
🔸 Odds: 3.3
🔹 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔸 Odds: 3
🔹 Betting Prediction: Wolverhampton
🔸 Odds: 2.37
Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer Experts
On Monday evening at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane, two teams face each other who have extremely many parallels. Both the style of play and the 2019/20 season can be compared with one another. Sheffield has to cope with the departure of goalkeeper Dean Henderson but has signed a similarly talented goalkeeper in Aaron Ramsdale.
Even with the guests, the style of play will not change much in 2020/21, and accordingly, the prediction of under 2.5 – or even under 1.5 – between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton is obvious.
Odds probabilities for win Sheffield United/draw/win Wolverhampton:
1: 28% X: 31% 2: 41%
Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton – Betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 2.75
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.44
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 2.20
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 1.61
Key Facts – Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton tips
⭐ Three defeats at the end of the season – the Wilder-Elf ran out of the air
⭐ Only two Sheffield defeats in their last 13 home games against the Wolves
⭐ No opening game lost in seven years
Although there are many similarities, the fundamental difference in quality cannot be dismissed out of hand. At the Wolves, the individual quality is significantly higher and accordingly the guests’ role as favorites on the three-way market is understandable.
With a bet of six units between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton the tip on the guest, victory is alluded to. The break was a blessing for the Wolves and in full possession of the strength, the quality advantage should be noticeable.