The Premier League meeting at The London Stadium on Saturday will see home side West Ham United go into battle with opponents Sheffield United. All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for West Ham United v Sheffield United are shown below (including the best match odds).
West Ham United
West Ham United will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-1 Premier League defeat last time out to Liverpool.
In that match, West Ham United had 36% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for West Ham United was Jarrod Bowen (42′). At the other end, Liverpool got 22 shots at goal with 7 on target. Mohamed Salah (16′), Darwin Núñez (60′) and Diogo Jota (85′) scored for Liverpool.
It’s not been often in recent times that West Ham United haven’t conceded. The facts show that West Ham United have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals during that time.
Ahead of this clash, West Ham United have not lost a league tie with Sheffield United in their last 2 matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Newcastle United in Premier League action, Sheffield United will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Sheffield United managed 42% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Newcastle United got 22 shots at goal with 15 of them on target. Sean Longstaff (21′), Dan Burn (31′), Sven Botman (35′), Callum Wilson (56′), Anthony Gordon (61′), Miguel Almirón (68′), Bruno Guimarães (73′) and Alexander Isak (87′) scored for Newcastle United.
Proving their involvement in fruitful matches, goals have been seen as many as 21 times in the last 6 matches in which Sheffield United have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.5 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have hit 16 from this total. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen whether the trend will be maintained here in this match or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Sheffield United:
- haven’t won against West Ham United when they’ve played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
👥 Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 14/04/2007, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with West Ham United winning 2 of those games, Sheffield United 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for The Hammers and 6 netted by The Blades. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Premier League match day 24 on 15/02/2021 when the final score was West Ham United 3-0 Sheffield United.
In that game, West Ham United managed 45% possession and 13 shots on goal with 9 on target. The goalscorers were Declan Rice (41′), Issa Diop (58′) and Ryan Fredericks (96′).
Sheffield United got 8 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Simon Hooper.
📰 Team News: West Ham United
The West Ham United manager David Moyes does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a fully healthy squad available to select from.
We think that The Hammers will probably use the 4-1-4-1 system for this one and select Alphonse Areola, Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd, Emerson, Edson Álvarez, Jarrod Bowen, Jamie Ward-Prowse, Tomáš Souček, Lucas Paquetá and Michail Antonio.
📰 Team News: Sheffield United
Out of a mainly available group, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom to contend with. Rhian Brewster (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
We believe The Blades could decide to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, starting the game with Wesley Foderingham, Jayden Bogle, Anel Ahmedhodzic, John Egan, Jack Robinson, Gustavo Hamer, Oliver Norwood, James McAtee, Vinicius Souza, Luke Thomas and Cameron Archer.
We feel that West Ham United will probably create enough chances to score more than one when they play Sheffield United, who will not find it easy scoring a goal of their own.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for West Ham United at the end of this one.
📚 ⚽️ What are the top odds for this match?
In terms of the bookies’ odds in the win-draw-win market, a victory for West Ham United is best priced at 1.46, going for the game finishing all-square is 4.66 & taking a punt on a victory for Sheffield United gets you 6.55. They are the best prices being offered at the moment.