Sheffield United

Preview | February 25

Wolverhampton Wanderers-Sheffield United

Wolves meet Sheffield United at Molineux.

Wolves | WLWLD | 11th | Top Scorer: Hwang Heechan (10)

Following recent results, Wolves find themselves in a mid-table position. In their last 5 games, they've won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1. Wolves have struggled to find the back of the net frequently this season. Their average xG (expected goals) of 1.32 is the 8th lowest in the league. João Gomes will need to be at his best to help an out-of-form Wolves. With an average of 2.2 tackles per match in his last 5, he's been defensively solid in recent weeks. Matheus Cunha will be front and centre in their attempt to prolong success. He has led them this year with 60 shots taken (10th in the EPL).

Sheffield United | LWLLD | 20th | Top Scorer: O. McBurnie (4)

Sheffield United will be hoping to put an end to their desperate run of form with a better result in this match. On average, in their last 5 matches, Sheffield United have had less possession and shots than their opponents. Following recent struggles, Sheffield United will rely on James Mcatee's creativity for success in this match. With 20 passes into the box, he ranks 68th in the EPL.

Wolves-Sheffield United Prediction: 2-0

Wolves' solid defence should be the foundation for another three points.

Did you know? Wolves' home record this season stands at five wins, four losses, and three draws.

Can Wolves make it another win? Will Sheffield United get a much-needed win to put their last defeat behind them? PokerStars Sports has hundreds of markets, so you can find your perfect bet on the big match.

Report | February 18

Sheffield United

0 - 5

Brighton & Hove Albion

Facundo Buonanotte 20
Danny Welbeck 24
Jack Robinson 75 [OG]
Simon Adingra 78, 85

6Total Shots24
1Shots on Target10

Brighton breeze past sorry Sheffield United.

Facundo Buonanotte began the scoring for Brighton in the 20th minute. After the first goal, Brighton proceeded to add on 4 more goals on the way to a 5 goal thrashing of Sheffield United.

The Overview

  • It was one-way traffic for most of the game; the Seagulls had an astonishing 80% possession and 24 shots.
  • The Blades didn't generate enough chances, only mustering six shots throughout the contest.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Seagulls had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 42%.

The Details

Pascal Groß continually probed down the flank, getting 19 crosses into the box. The Seagulls completed 648 more passes than the Blades, pulling them around the pitch.

Brighton are back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Sheffield United's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Simon AdingraPascal Groß
Scored 2 goals19 crosses (6th in the Premier League)
1 blocked shot (1st in the game)Assisted 1 goal

Next up, Sheffield United take on Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Sunday, February 25th. While Brighton meet Everton at The American Express Community Stadium on Saturday, February 24th. Will the Blades improve their form? Can the Seagulls win again?

Report | February 10

Luton Town

1 - 3

Sheffield United

Carlton Morris 52 [PK] Cameron Archer 30
James Mcatee 36 [PK]
Vinícius Souza 72

20Total Shots7
5Shots on Target3

Sheffield United claim road win over Luton.

Cameron Archer opened the score for Sheffield United in the 30th minute. James Mcatee then doubled the lead with a goal in the 36th minute. Down 2-0, Luton's Carlton Morris narrowed the deficit with a strike in the 52nd minute. However, the comeback attempt was futile as Vinícius Souza put the game out of reach with a 72nd minute goal to secure the win for Sheffield United.

The Overview

  • The Blades managed to get seven shots.
  • The Hatters peppered the Blades' goal with 20 shots, but it was all in vain.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Blades had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 43%.

The Details

Tom Davies was relentless, leading the team in crosses. The Hatters may have lost but their technical prowess was on show throughout; they completed 359 more passes than the Blades.

Sheffield United get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Luton's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Vinícius SouzaJames Mcatee
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal
Drew 1 foul (1st on their team)1 corner won

Both squads play next on Sunday, February 18th. There's no relief for Luton who face a rampant Man United, while Sheffield United take on Brighton at Bramall Lane. Will the Hatters improve their form? Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Blades?

Report | February 3

Sheffield United

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Aston Villa

John McGinn 12
Ollie Watkins 16
Leon Bailey 20
Youri Tielemans 30
Alex Moreno 47

10Total Shots14
5Shots on Target10

Villa humiliate sorry Sheffield United.

John McGinn scored the match's first goal for Villa in the 12th minute. After the first goal, Villa proceeded to add on 4 more goals on the way to a 5 goal thrashing of Sheffield United.

The Overview

  • The Villans won the possession battle with 66% and they had it in the right areas too, getting away 14 shots in total.
  • Despite the loss, the Blades had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 10 shots in the match.
  • The Villans' shooting precision paid off as they achieved an impressive 71% accuracy.

The Details

Diego Carlos linked the play brilliantly all game, with a 94% pass completion. The Blades were thwarted by the offside flag as Rhian Brewster was caught 3 times. The Villans' passing prowess allowed them to register 301 more passes than the Blades and come away with all three points.

Villa's uninspiring form comes to an end as they take all three points. Meanwhile, it's another game, another loss for Sheffield United.

Top Performers

Ollie WatkinsAlex Moreno
Assisted 2 goalsEarned a clean sheet
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal

Next up, Sheffield United have a nail-biting game lined up against high-flying Luton on Saturday, February 10th. While Villa meet Man United at Villa Park on Sunday, February 11th. Will the Blades get out of this rough patch? Can the Villans win again?

Report | January 30

Crystal Palace

3 - 2

Sheffield United

Eberechi Eze 17, 27 Ben Brereton Díaz 1
Michael Olise 67 James Mcatee 20

12Total Shots9
4Shots on Target5

Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise star in win over Sheffield United.

This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Ben Brereton Díaz began the scoring for Sheffield United in the first minute following an assist by Gustavo Hamer. After the first goal, Palace responded in a big way, with a 3 goal barrage. Sheffield United added another one goal but it was not enough as Palace took the three points.

The Overview

  • It was an even battle for possession (53% vs 47%), with the Eagles getting off 12 shots.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Eagles had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 33%.

The Details

Michael Olise had a field day, registering 12 crosses. Neither team showed a superior passing game. The Eagles had 463 completed passes while the Blades completed 425 passes.

Palace take the three points. Meanwhile, Sheffield United's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Michael OliseBen Brereton Díaz
5 corners wonScored 1 goal
Assisted 2 goalsDrew 1 foul (3rd on their team)

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 3rd. Palace look forward to a grudge match against rivals Brighton, while Sheffield United will be looking to cause an upset against Villa. Can the Eagles win again? Will the Blades improve their form?

Report | January 21

Sheffield United

2 - 2

West Ham United

Ben Brereton Díaz 44 Maxwel Cornet 28
Oliver McBurnie 90 [PK] James Ward-Prowse 79 [PK]

21Total Shots16
6Shots on Target5

Oliver McBurnie stuns West Ham with late equalizer.

Maxwel Cornet began the scoring for West Ham in the 28th minute. Sheffield United's Ben Brereton Díaz responded with a tying goal in the 44th minute. With the match tied at 1-1, West Ham reclaimed the lead with a James Ward-Prowse goal, but Sheffield United's men weren't finished. Oliver McBurnie made it 2-2 in the 103rd minute, as the two teams split the points.

The Overview

  • There was a slight possession advantage to the Blades with 57%, but it didn't prove decisive.
  • The Hammers may count themselves fortunate to have shared the points after managing just 16 shots compared to the Blades' 21.

The Details

James Ward-Prowse's excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 4 times. For Sheffield United, Gustavo Hamer posed a threat out wide all game, registering 7 crosses. The Blades' passing game will give them reason to be confident in their next game, clocking up 495 completed passes. The Hammers only managed 369.

Sheffield United finally get another point on the board. Meanwhile, West Ham earn their second draw in a row.

Top Performers

Ben Brereton DíazJames Ward-Prowse
Scored 1 goal4 interceptions (21st in the Premier League)
1 corner wonScored 1 goal

Next up, Sheffield United have a crucial game against Palace on Tuesday, January 30th. While West Ham meet Bournemouth at London Stadium on Thursday, February 1st. Can the Blades build on this result? Will the Hammers start a run of draws?

Sheffield United – Season Preview

Nickname: The Blades
Stadium: Bramall Lane (Capacity 32,050)
Manager: Paul Heckingbottom (ENG)
Last Season: 2nd (Championship)

Survival will be the main aim for newly promoted side Sheffield United upon their return to the Premier League. With a relatively small transfer budget in comparison to most other teams in the league, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Paul Heckingbottom’s side. They will be looking to replicate their impressive form from the back end of the last campaign which saw them reach the FA Cup Semi-Final.

Key Player: Sander Berge

Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge nabbed six goals and five assists last season and will be looking to improve on that tally this time around. A menacing figure in the centre of the field at 193cm, the Blades will be hoping that Berge can step up to the plate on his return to the top-flight.

Star Signing: Bénie Traoré €4.6m

The 20-year-old Ivorian joined from Swedish club Hacken where he scored 23 goals in 54 games. He was also the top scorer in the Swedish top-flight with 12 goals in 14 matches. The Blades will be hoping the center-forward can adapt to the English game and provide them with some firepower in front of goal.

First Match: Crystal Palace (H) August 12

The return of Premier League football should result in a superb atmosphere at Bramall Lane. However, this one could be quite a cagey affair as the Blades get used to their new league and Palace amend to life without forward Wilfried Zaha.

Predicted Finish: 20th

It’s hard to see Sheffield United above the relegation spots with their small transfer budget. They’ll be heavily reliant on the contingent that got them back in the Premier League but unfortunately, it looks like the campaign will be a struggle without adding a few extra names to their squad that have proven their trade at the top level.

Have Sheffield United got what it takes to survive, or will the Yorkshire outfit drop back down to the Championship?

Sheffield United - To be relegated: 1.73

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)

Did you know? Sheffield United’s fixture against Arsenal on January 22, 1927, was the first game to be broadcast on live radio. The BBC provided live commentary of the match and the Radio Times offered a map of the pitch with numbers so listeners could work out where the ball was. The goalkeeper’s area was called square one and this was the first use of the phrase ‘Back to Square One’.

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