West Ham v Sheffield United Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th October 2019

Blades can take a draw at West Ham

West Ham v Sheffield United Betting Tips – Premier League, 26th October 3.00pm

West Ham have suffered back to back league losses and have taken one point from their last three games. So they badly need to stop the rot before it gets any worse. Sheffield United though have been impressive on the road this season in the top flight. They also got their home from going last weekend with a win over Arsenal. Read our predictions for West Ham v Sheffield United.

West Ham v Sheffield United Betting Odds*

West Ham 21/20
Draw 5/2
Sheffield United 5/2

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West Ham News and Form – Can the Hammers snap winless streak?

It has been back to back losses for West Ham in the Premier League after losing at Everton last weekend. It is just one point from three games now for the Irons, who have collected just one victory in their last five. This season West Ham are W3 D3 L3 in the top flight and two of those three successes did happen at home. Those were both 2-0 wins as well.

Billy Sharp Anytime Goalscorer
11/5

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Before the back to back losses which they have suffered, West Ham were unbeaten in six. It is an average of 1.25 goals per home game from the Hammers this season, but they have shipped at an average of 1.75 goals per game. Just half of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals, with West Ham claiming a clean sheet in two of those. All of West Ham’s league wins this season have been by a margin of two goals.

West Ham have had their biggest struggles after the half time break. Of the 10 goals that they have conceded at home, eight of them have been in the second period of fixtures. The Hammers have opened the scoring in 6 of 9 league fixtures this season, but they have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games. Can they get themselves a positive against the Blades?

West Ham v Sheffield United Head to Head

This is the first league meetings since 2007
Sheffield United are W2 D1 L1 in four previous EPL games with West Ham
They traded home wins to nil in the 2006/07 Premiership
Both teams have scored one of the last four league meetings only

 

Key-Facts – West Ham v Sheffield United

  • Sheff Utd have the joint-best defensive record in the league
  • The Blades are unbeaten on the road this season
  • West Ham have suffered back-to -back league defeats

 

Sheffield United News and Form – Can the Blades beat West Ham?

It was a fantastic three points which the Blades took last weekend, as they beat Arsenal at Bramall Lane. That left them level on points with West Ham holding the same record for the season of W3 D3 L3 as them. Out on their travels this season, Sheffield United are unbeaten and hold a W1 D3 record. So that has been highly impressive from them. The Blades have scored five goals on the road, conceding only three.

How strong their defence has been this season has been a real highlight of their campaign. They have the joint-best defensive record in the entire Premier League alongside leaders Liverpool. Sheffield United have been W1 D2 L1 away from home at half time in games, with all but one of their five away goals happening after the half time break. In the final fifteen minutes of their away games, Sheffield United have scored three and conceded none.

They are lacking a bit in goal scoring threat, as only Newcastle and Watford have scored less than the Blades have. But then you look at their defence and the fact that there are currently only four teams with better away records than that of the Blades, then it sort of evens out. Chris Wilder’s men are tough to beat. There have been under 2.5 goals in each of United’s last five league games.

West Ham v Sheffield United Tips & Odds

Draw outright at 5/2
1-1 correct score at 6/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 23rd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)

West Ham v Sheffield United Predictions

Draw: The Blades can surely be backed to get themselves a point out of this trip down to London. They have been so impressive with their work in the defensive area and their win over Arsenal last weekend should have boosted their confidence further. West Ham have gone off the boil, so draw.


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