Sheffield United are looking for another big win in this midweek Premier League fixture, as they entertain West Bromwich Albion at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening. It’s a massive game at the bottom of the table, with the Blades looking capable of overhauling their visitors here.
Where and when: Bramall Lane – 2 February, kick-off 18:00
Where you can see Sheffield United vs. West Brom: BT Sport
Last time: Conor Gallagher scored the only goal of the game as West Brom beat Sheffield United 1-0 at the Hawthorns in late November.
Sheffield United v West Brom Predictions and Preview
This season has all been about fine margins for Sheffield United. Whereas last season, the Blades frequently came out on top in close games, they’ve not been so fortunate this term. However, Chris Wilder’s side have shown the green shoots of renewal in recent weeks, sparking hopes of a miraculous recovery ahead of this game against West Bromwich Albion.
The Blades’ stunning upset against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last midweek match was only their second victory of the season. While another trip to Manchester on Saturday is far from ideal for United, this is a far friendlier fixture for the Blades.
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Sheffield United to win to nil
Sheffield United to win 1-0
Sharp to score first
West Brom have invariably been awful both before and after Sam Allardyce arrived. The Baggies had only won one of their 10 games prior to Saturday’s massive relegation battle against Fulham, losing 13 of their first 20 Premier League fixtures of the campaign.
They did manage a dramatic 3-2 victory in their Black Country derby against Wolves in January, but putting three past this Sheffield side looks like being a far tougher task. The Blades showed their resilience in beating Man United and Newcastle United in January, while West Brom showed little fight in their 5-0 demolition at home to Manchester City last Tuesday.
Of these two teams, Sheffield United look the hungrier and more together. If they can find their cutting edge, the Blades will have a great chance of overcoming the odds and beating the drop. It’s still a tall order, but we fancy them to add three points to their meagre tally against a struggling West Brom side here. The hosts are 19/20 in this Sheffield United v West Brom preview, while the visitors are 18/5 and the draw is 13/5.
One to watch for Sheffield United: Rhian Brewster has come close to opening his Blades account in recent games. He won’t have a better chance to do so than against the Premier League’s worst defence by far, with the former Liverpool youngster 5/1 to break the deadlock on Tuesday.
One to watch for West Brom: Matheus Pereira is West Brom’s top scorer so far this season. He netted a pair of penalties in his team’s win against Wolves, including the opener. Pereira is available at 11/1 to score first once again in these Sheffield United v West Brom predictions.
Long shot: Before this season, these teams hadn’t met in the top flight of English football since 1973. Sheffield United won 3-0 at Bramall Lane that day, and they are 14/1 to win by the same margin this week. With club legend Billy Sharp scoring first, those odds rise to a tasty 101/1.