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

Predictions

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

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