2019-20 Premier League: Week 14 – Wolves vs Sheffield United

Wolves welcome Sheffield United to Molineux as both teams do battle in the race for fifth, having both been involved in six goal thrillers in their last outings. 

Victory for either team will send them back up to fifth but a draw will see them remain in the top ten no matter what happens elsewhere. 

 

Team news

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Romain Saiss is suspended for Wolves after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend at Bournemouth. 

Morgan White-Gibbs (back) and Ryan Bennett (groin) will be given late fitness tests whilst Willy Boly is still sidelined with an ankle injury. 

Sheffield United will have Lys Mousset available after the Frenchman overcame a hamstring issue suffered at the end of their 3-3 draw against Manchester United last Sunday. 

John Egan meanwhile is expected to feature after a head injury kept him sidelined last weekend. 

 

Form

Wolves are unbeaten in their last eight league games and are yet to draw blank at home this season domestically. 

Sheffield Utd are unbeaten in their last six but have drawn five of their six away games this season, including their last three trips. 

 

Stat Attack

  • This is the first ever Premier League meeting between these teams. 
  • Wolves have lost just one of their last five league meetings with Sheffield United (W3, D1, L1). 
  • The Blades haven’t won any of their last six trips to Molineux since winning 3-1 in October 2002 (D3, L3). 
  • Wolves’ Joao Moutinho is the only player from either team to have scored a free-kick this season. 
  • Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson has made one sweeper clearance this season unlike Wolves’ Rui Patricio who is yet to do so.

 

Prediction

This should be a cracker because both teams have been involved in six goal thrillers in the past week, which makes this a tasty game in prospect. 

Hyped games however do tend to fall flat but given the momentum of both teams, this definitely shouldn’t so a high scoring draw would be fitting of both teams.

Prediction: Wolves 2-2 Sheffield United

Result: Wolves 1-1 Sheffield United

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