Sheffield United vs. Wolves: Premier League – Match Preview

Two of last seasons top ten meet on the opening weekend as Sheffield United entertain Wolves.

Sheffield United were the surprise package of the 2019-20 campaign, with a ninth placed finish a massive over achievement on most pre-season predictions.

The Blades made three signings on Monday, adding Derby County duo Max Lowe and Jayden Bogle as well as Welsh international Ethan Ampadu on loan from Chelsea.

Wolves smashed their transfer record on FC Porto striker Fabio Silva on Saturday. The club have also moved for Lyon defender Marcel as a replacement for Matt Doherty who was allowed to join Tottenham.

Last season Wolves enjoyed a good run in the Europa League, only beaten at the Quarter-Final stage by eventual winners Sevilla. They also finished seventh in the league, matching the previous campaigns record.

Match history
The Blades took four points off Wolves last term, winning the fixture at Bramall Lane thanks to a last minute John Egan winner.

Both teams have enjoyed an excellent few years, highlighted by the fact they met in the third tier of English football as recently as 2014.

Last five league meetings (Premier League unless stated)
Sheffield United 1 Wolves 0 – 08/07/20
Wolves 1 Sheffield United 1 – 01/12/19
Wolves 3 Sheffield United 0 (Championship) – 03/02/18
Sheffield United 2 Wolves 0 (Championship) – 27/09/17
Sheffield United 0 Wolves 2 (League One) – 22/03/14

Draw HT / Sheffield United FT – 13/2 with Bet 365

Team news
Of Sheffield United’s new signings, only Aaron Ramsdale is likely to start here.

Sander Berge and Lys Mousset are both doubts for the season opener and neither are likely to make the XI.

Oskar Buur could be a surprise starter for Wolves, with Adama Traore a doubt.

Ruben Vinagre is expected to deputise for the injured Jonny, however the arrival of Marcal has put his spot under threat.

Expected starting XI’s
Sheffield United (3-5-2): Ramsdale; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Baldock, Fleck, Lundstrum, Norwood, Stevens; McGoldrick, McBurnie
Wolves (3-5-2): Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Boly; Buur, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Vinagre; Jiminez, Jota


Result: Sheffield United (11/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-0 (15/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: John Lundstrum (6/1 with 888 Sport)

Odds correct at time of article, they are subject to change

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin


Exclusive to new customers

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365

T & Cs Apply

Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. #AD

Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets

New customers who register, deposit & bet via Mobile only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets credited as 2 X £15 (30 day expiry), free bet/player/payment method/country restrictions apply. *By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion. #AD



18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit and bet types excluded. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply

Bet £10 Get £30 in FREE Bets + £10 Casino Bonus


Deposit using promo code: 30F

Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F – A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market – Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) – Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days – Free bet stakes not included in returns – Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Deposit methods, Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. #AD

Currently No Offer


Latest Posts