Wolves v Sheffield United Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Sunday, December 1, 2019


Molineux Stadium

Punter's Pick

Sheffield United to get another draw on their travels with the benefit of a +1 goal handicap is an appealing 11/4 with Bet365 and should be snapped up at this price. Adama Traore has been in good form recently for the home side and is worth a punt at 10/1 to open the scoring in this fixture.

Fifth takes on sixth on Sunday afternoon, as in-form sides Wolves and Sheffield United go head to head in an intriguing battle of styles.

Blades defence their key strength?

Prior to uncharacteristically conceding three goals in quick succession in the thrilling 3-3 home draw with Manchester United on Monday, the Blades defence had only been breached nine times in twelve games since being promoted. Manager Chris Wilder has not deviated from his back three template, with all three centre backs commanding in the air and compact when defending for long periods, opposition teams have often ran out of ideas of how to find a route through the Blades’ impressive defence.

The stats are even more impressive when compared to more illustrious teams in the Premier League – Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have conceded 19 goals each compared to United’s twelve. The Blades will he hoping to keep their key personnel at the back fully fit over the busy December period as they look to keep their top six dreams alive going into 2020.

Wolves starting to turn draws into wins

After a frustrating run of three successive draws in the league, Wolves fans would have rightly been fretting about losing touch with the top six, and ironically teams like Sheffield United. However their last two games have both finished 2-1, propelling Wolves into fifth place in the league. A Champions League spot via the league may prove just beyond them as they currently trail fourth placed Chelsea by seven points, but Thursday saw them claim a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League and open up a possible alternative route to the top table of European football.

Team News

The home side will be without the suspended Romain Saiss, with Ryan Bennett the man most likely come in. Otherwise manager Nuno Espirito Santo may stick with the side that beat Bournemouth last weekend, or assess his side for any hint of fatigue after their Europa League assertions on Thursday.

Sheffield United will be able to call upon Dean Henderson in goal again after the shot stopper was ineligible against his parent club Manchester United in the thrilling 3-3 draw on Monday. Lys Mousset limped off with a potential hamstring problem in the same game and is rated doubtful, with goalscoring substitute Oli McBurnie on standby to replace him.

Can Wolves guile unpick Blades defence?

The Blades have proven time and time again stubborn opposition on their travels, winning one and drawing five of their away games so far this season. The home side may be wary after a gruelling week which has seen them return from playing away in the Europa League, and United may fancy taking advantage of this and picking up another point to maintain their unbeaten away record so far this season.

Punter's Pick

Sheffield United to get another draw on their travels with the benefit of a +1 goal handicap is an appealing 11/4 with Bet365 and should be snapped up at this price. Adama Traore has been in good form recently for the home side and is worth a punt at 10/1 to open the scoring in this fixture.

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