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Sheffield United vs West Ham United 01/10/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews
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Sheffield United vs West Ham United 01/10/2020 –Sheffield United aims to catch up with the English Premier League’s Top 5 as they take on West Ham United on January 10 at 3:00 PM ET at the Bramall Lane. The fixture can be seen live on television via SkySports Premier League, SkySports Main Event and SkySports Ultra HD in the UK and SofaScore will stream the fixture live.
The Blades seek to bounce back from twin two-goal setbacks against third-ranked Manchester City and table-toppers Liverpool, as well as gain important points to improve their qualification chances for the UEFA Europa League. On the other hand, the Hammers look to prove that their four-goal thrashing of AFC Bournemouth is no fluke as they likewise seek to extricate their way out of relegation. Online soccer betting USA favors Sheffield United to secure the victory over West Ham United and improve their Top 5 chances in the Premier League table.
Sheffield United vs West Ham United 01/10/2020
After coming off two consecutive 0-2 setbacks against Manchester City and Liverpool, Sheffield United (7-8-6 win-loss-draw, 29 points) will attempt to right the ship against West Ham and rejuvenate their quest for a possible UEFA Europa League berth. In those losses, possession time was a big problem for the Blades as they had the ball for only 25% of the 90-minute contest against Liverpool and 27% against Manchester City. In their last game against the Reds, Sheffield United fell to an early disadvantage as they allowed Mohamed Salah to score in just four minutes.
Sixty minutes later, the Blades let Sadio Mane tap in a close-range shot that sealed the win for Liverpool and resumed their rampage in the English Premier League with 58 points in 20 games. The defense must improve for Sheffield United as their next foes came off a 4-0 demolition of AFC Bournemouth and are hungry to score more goals to climb up the ranks and move away from relegation danger. The Blades can rely on several players to provide some spunk on their offense with Lys Mousset, John Fleck, John Lundstram and Oliver McBurnie scoring at least three goals for this season.
Players to Watch:
Lys Mousset (5 goals, 3 assists); John Fleck (4 G, 1 A); John Lundstram (3 G, 2 A); Oliver McBurnie (3 G); George Baldock (2 G, 3 A).
West Ham United
Fresh from a convincing victory that halted their two-game losing skid West Ham United (6-4-10, 22 points) will attempt to start a winning streak against Sheffield United and move away from relegation danger. Against Bournemouth, the Hammers, with new manager David Moyes, surged to a 3-nil lead in the first 35 minutes and never looked back to emerge victorious. Mark Noble registered a brace, scoring goals in the 17th and 35th minutes of the match.
Sebastian Haller and Felipe Anderson also found the bottom of the net in the 25th and 66th minute, respectively, to put an icing to West Ham’s cake and more importantly move ahead of their rivals, who were relegated to 18th spot following the loss. Despite having lesser possession percentage at 43%, the Hammers were more efficient offensively against Bournemouth, tallying seven shots on goal and nine corner kicks. The team will need another big goal-scoring effort to defeat Sheffield United and boost their retention hopes in the tournament.
Players to Watch:
Sebastian Haller (6 goals, 1 assist); Robert Snodgrass (3 G, 2 A); Mark Noble (3 G, 1 A); Andriy Yarmolenko (3 G, 1 A); Aaron Cresswell (3 G, 0 A).
Sheffield United vs West Ham United Betting Numbers
Summary: Sheffield will defeat West Ham in a close match, according to bet sports online. However, the Hammers might use their new-found offensive confidence to score a reversal. A draw is also a possibility in this game.
Moneyline: Sheffield United hold a -108 moneyline for this game while the moneyline for West Ham United is +330. Meanwhile, a moneyline of +263 is given if the match ends up in a truce.
Pick: Sheffield United will win the match over West Ham United, 2-1.