Lineups

Sheffield United

( 3-5-2 )

  • 1. A. Ramsdale

  • 6. C. Basham

    72'
  • 5. J. O'Connell

  • 2. G. Baldock

  • 3. E. Stevens

  • 12. J. Egan Yellow Card

  • 4. J. Fleck

  • 7. J. Lundstram

  • 16. O. Norwood

    76'
  • 10. B. Sharp

  • 9. O. McBurnie Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 18. W. Foderingham

  • 15. P. Jagielka

  • 22. E. Ampadu

  • 23. B. Osborn

  • 8. S. Berge

    76'
  • 14. O. Burke

  • 17. D. McGoldrick

    72'

England - Premier League

33' J. Egan 33' Yellow Card 33'  J. Egan 39' O. McBurnie 39' Yellow Card 39'  O. McBurnie 90' Fernando Marçal 90' Yellow Card 90'  Fernando Marçal 3' R. Jiménez 3' Goal 3'   Jimenez R. Jiménez 6' R. Saïss 6' Goal 6'   Saiss R. Saïss
Sheffield United

Sheffield United

0 - 2

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 3'
    0 - 1
  • 6'
    0 - 2
  • HT
    0 - 2
  • Date: 14/09/2020
  • Time: 19:00
  • Venue: Bramall Lane
  • Referee: Mike Dean
Premier League Betting Tips: Sheffield United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

There’s Monday evening Premier League action this opening weekend as Sheffield United welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Bramall Lane.

Like their opponents the year before them, Chris Wilder’s Blades were a real breath of fresh air as a newly-promoted side last season, still pushing for European qualification when it was suspended in mid-March. 

 

They fell away a little in the end, winning just three of 10 post-lockdown outings, but finished with a more than respectable 9th-place finish, two places and five points behind their opponents here.

 

Part of the success of Sheffield United was in the element of surprise and opposition sides not knowing how to deal with their innovative overlapping centre-backs system. A little more established now, they’re looking to avoid second season syndrome. 

 

Wolves did well to avoid that fate and were still competitive throughout to register a second successive 7th-place finish last term - especially impressive considering that they were juggling a Europa League campaign that ran from July 2019 to August 2020, eventually losing to Sevilla at the quarter-final stage. 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men won’t have any European commitments to worry about this season, but could potentially be fatigued with just over a month since their gruelling 2019-20 campaign came to an end in Germany. 

Last season, Wolves failed to beat Wilder’s side, drawing 1-1 at Molineux last December followed by a narrow 1-0 defeat in South Yorkshire in July, courtesy of a last-minute John Egan winner.

 

We recommend backing Sheffield United for another narrow home win here. They’ve had a longer rest than the visitors and managed to edge out Wolves only two months ago. That’s priced at a generous 7/1 with Paddy Power.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

Best Bet

 

Sheffield United to win 1-0 - 7/1 (Paddy Power)

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 1
  • Bramall Lane
  • Mike Dean
  • 14 Sep, 19:00

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Lineups

Sheffield United
(3-5-2)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
(3-5-2)
  • 1. A. Ramsdale

  • 6. C. Basham

    72'
  • 5. J. O'Connell

  • 2. G. Baldock

  • 3. E. Stevens

  • 12. J. Egan Yellow Card

  • 4. J. Fleck

  • 7. J. Lundstram

  • 16. O. Norwood

    76'
  • 10. B. Sharp

  • 9. O. McBurnie Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 18. W. Foderingham

  • 15. P. Jagielka

  • 22. E. Ampadu

  • 23. B. Osborn

  • 8. S. Berge

    76'
  • 14. O. Burke

  • 17. D. McGoldrick

    72'
  • 11. Rui Patrício

  • 16. C. Coady

  • 15. W. Boly

  • 5. Fernando Marçal Yellow Card

  • 27. R. Saïss Goal

  • 10. Daniel Podence

    76'
  • 28. João Moutinho

    87'
  • 32. L. Dendoncker

  • 7. Pedro Neto

    68'
  • 9. R. Jiménez Goal

  • 37. Adama Traoré

Substitutes

  • 21. J. Ruddy

  • 29. Rúben Vinagre

  • 59. O. Buur

    68'
  • 8. Rúben Neves

    76'
  • 20. Vitinha

    87'
  • 9. Diogo Jota

  • 17. Fábio Silva

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United

This is a very close match-up.
In 10,000 simulations Wolverhampton Wanderers won 31.3%, Sheffield United won 32.1% and there was a 36.6% chance of a draw.
Overall, the average simulation score is Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.8 to Sheffield United 0.8.
In simulation wins, Wolverhampton Wanderers averages 6.1 shots and 2.5 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.
When Sheffield United wins they average 6.6 shots and 2.8 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.

Sheffield United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

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    Sheffield United 0 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers - Match Report

    Wolves start Premier League campaign with a win at Sheffield United

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo celebrated signing a new three-year contract with three Premier League points as his side made a winning start to the campaign against Sheffield United.

    The Portuguese, who guided Wanderers to a seventh-placed finish last season and the Europa League quarter-finals, has committed himself to the club until 2023 and he will have been pleased with what he saw at Bramall Lane on Monday night.

    It took Wolves until the seventh match to record their first league win last season as they tried to juggle the demands of playing in European qualifying games but this time round a 2-0 victory saw them off the mark at the first time of asking.

    Nuno’s team were quick out of the blocks and 2-0 up after only six minutes. The first goal came in the third minute when Daniel Podence skipped away from John Lundstram’s sliding challenge wide on the left. His low cross into the penalty area was expertly steered home by Raul Jimenez from 12 yards out.

    Jimenez, who scored 27 goals in all competitions last season, was involved again as Wolves quickly doubled their lead, although this time Aaron Ramsdale made a good save to push his effort over the crossbar. From Pedro Neto’s resulting corner, Romain Saiss headed home.

    Match Highlights

    While Wolves were dynamic, fluid and enterprising in attack, especially during the first half, the Blades were totally out of sorts by contrast.

    Uncharacteristic mistakes and a slack start ultimately cost Chris Wilder’s team, making it an uphill struggle from the start, but the Blades also looked laboured and predictable going forward in the first half.

    Jimenez was a constant danger with his movement and he dropped deep midway through the first half and curled a left-foot effort just past the top corner.

    It was not until the final 10 minutes of the first half that Rui Patricio was worked for the first time. A sliced cross by Chris Basham needed to be helped over the crossbar by the Portuguese goalkeeper before Oli McBurnie sent a header straight at him.

    Wilder’s side improved at the start of the second half and had two good chances. Enda Stevens latched on to McBurnie’s flick-on and got in behind Adama Traore but he was unable to keep his shot down from a tight angle.

    Shortly afterwards, again down the Wolves right, Lundstram linked up with John Fleck who saw his shot strike the foot of the far post, before George Baldock’s follow-up was deflected wide.

    It was encouraging for the hosts but their first-half defensive issues remained and Saiss was a whisker away from heading a second goal from another corner after 53 minutes.

    The Blades continued to try to put their opponents under pressure but often the final ball was lacking.

    Wolves’ attacks had become less frequent but they were still a threat on the break. Saiss should have put the game to bed midway through the second half but Ramsdale made a fine save to tip the ball on to a post, with Jimenez poking the rebound wide.

    Traore put an effort wide and saw another shot blocked before the hosts’ uncharacteristic frailties from set-pieces was exposed again after 83 minutes as Jimenez struck the outside of a post with a glancing header.

    John Egan, the injury-time match-winner in this fixture last season in July, was unable to repeat those heroics as he headed wide from a corner, before McBurnie saw his header cleared off the line by Saiss in added time.

    Lineups

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    ( 3-5-2 )

    • 11. Rui Patrício

    • 16. C. Coady

    • 15. W. Boly

    • 5. Fernando Marçal Yellow Card

    • 27. R. Saïss Goal

    • 10. Daniel Podence

      76'
    • 28. João Moutinho

      87'
    • 32. L. Dendoncker

    • 7. Pedro Neto

      68'
    • 9. R. Jiménez Goal

    • 37. Adama Traoré

    Substitutes

    • 21. J. Ruddy

    • 29. Rúben Vinagre

    • 59. O. Buur

      68'
    • 8. Rúben Neves

      76'
    • 20. Vitinha

      87'
    • 9. Diogo Jota

    • 17. Fábio Silva