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Sheffield United vs West Ham prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 21 January 2024
Kick-Off:  14:00 UK, 15:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane
TV: 
TNT Sports

Sheffield United vs West Ham: Top free betting tips

Sheffield United take on West Ham on Sunday 21 January with the Blades on the lookout for a victory that would move them closer to Everton in 17th place in the battle to escape the drop. For West Ham, the match provides them with the perfect opportunity to bounce back after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Bristol City on Wednesday night in a replay.

Our Sheffield United vs West Ham prediction is for the Blades to secure a massive three points and for the West Ham faithful to turn on David Moyes.

Match result prediction: Sheffield United to win

Sheffield United may have only won two matches all season but there has definitely been an improvement in their performances since Chris Wilder became manager. The Blades beat Brentford in Wilders' first game and became the first team to take points off Aston Villa at home a few weeks later. They have succumbed to back to back to back defeats in their last two league matches but a 4-0 win in the cup should have boosted their confidence going into this match.

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Sheffield United only seem to be involved in high-scoring matches when they are on the receiving end of a hiding while West Ham haven't given anyone a hiding on the road all season. None of West Ham's last five matches have seen more than two goals scored while the same can be said for five of Sheffield United's last six league outings.

Correct score prediction: Sheffield United 1-0 West Ham

Keeping West Ham out won't necessarily be an easy task but the feeling around the London club isn't great at the moment and West Ham fans are beginning to turn on David Moye again. Bristol City kept a clean sheet against them in the week so Sheffield United should be able to too, in theory at least.

Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United | Sheffield United vs West Ham predictions
Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United – Photo by Icon sport

Sheffield United vs West Ham team news

Sheffield United predicted lineup vs West Ham

Sheffield United haven't been in action since the 6th of January when they beat Gillingham in the FA Cup. Chris Wilder rested a few players but still fielded several of his first-team players and he may be tempted to go unchanged given they won 4-0. Wilder will be without Yasser Larouci and Anis Ben Slimane who are both at AFCON while John Egan, Tom Davies, Max Lowe and Chris Basham are all injured. Ben Brereton Díaz could make his first start for the club after signing earlier in the month.

Foderingham – Baldock, Robinson, Norrington, Trusty, Thomas – Norwood, Hamer, Brooks – McAtee, Brereton Diaz , Archer

West Ham predicted lineup vs Sheffield United

West Ham are sweating on the fitness of Jarrod Bowen ahead of the trip to Sheffield after their star man missed out on the FA Cup replay against Bristol City with an ankle injury. The Hammers are definitely going to be without Michail Antonio and Lucas Paqueta who are both injured while Mohammed Kudus and Nayef Aguerd are at AFCON 2023 with their respective countries.

Areola – Coufal, Zouma, Mavropanos, Creswell – Alvarez, Soucek, Ward-Prowse – Cornet, Bowen, Benrahma

Sheffield United vs West Ham: What the fans think

Blades feeling confident

Irons want to see youth given a chance

How far will West Ham fans travel to Bramall Lane?

West Ham fans have a long trip on Sunday afternoon to get to Sheffield, and they will be expecting a response after seeing their team dumped out of the cup in Bristol. In total, the distance from London to Sheffield is 160 miles and will take the travelling Irons three and a half hours up the M1 vi car or coach. By train, fans can take a direct train from St Pancras International to Sheffield which takes just over two hours. The stadium is a short walk from Sheffield station.

Sheffield United vs West Ham: Tickets

There are still some tickets available for the match between Sheffield United and West Ham via the Sheffield United website. Fans with a previous booking history with West Ham can purchase tickets and the prices range from £37-42 depending on where you want to sit in the stadium. West Ham were given an allocation of 2,861 tickets and all of these have been sold to West Ham season ticket holders.

FAQs: Sheffield United vs West Ham

Who is the referee? Michael Salisbury will take charge of Sheffield United vs West Ham

Who is the Sheffield United manager? Chris Wilder is the Sheffield United manager

Where are the two teams in the league? Sheffield United are 20th in the Premier League table and West Ham are 6th.