Sheffield Utd vs West Ham prediction, odds & betting tips 21/01/2024

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21/01/24 - 14:00

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Sheff Utd - West Ham

England Premier League - Bramall Lane

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

It's time for our Premier League predictions ahead of West Ham's trip to Sheffield United on Sunday. The Hammers are down to the bare bones due to injuries, suspensions and the Africa Cup of Nations so David Moyes may well be looking to add to his squad during the transfer window.

Sheffield Utd vs West Ham prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – West Ham to Win

  • West Ham have won each of their last three league meetings with Sheff Utd.
  • The Blades have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions.

Another reason that we have West Ham to win as our main prediction is that the Hammers have won two of their last three outings in the Premier League.

Latest odds

Head to Head

30/09/23

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

2

0

15/02/21

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

0

22/11/20

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

West Ham

West Ham

0

1

10/01/20

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

West Ham

West Ham

1

0

26/10/19

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

1

Last Five - Sheff Utd

13/07/24

Club Friendly List Club

York

York

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

2

W

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Tottenham

Tottenham

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

0

L

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

0

L

04/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

1

L

27/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

1

L

Last Five - West Ham

15/07/24

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Ferencvarosi TC

Ferencvarosi TC

West Ham

West Ham

2

2

D

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

West Ham

West Ham

3

1

L

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Luton

Luton

West Ham

West Ham

1

3

W

05/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Chelsea

Chelsea

West Ham

West Ham

5

0

L

27/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Liverpool

Liverpool

West Ham

West Ham

2

2

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • DRAW:5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%

West Ham are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 45.5%, though, this game could be close given all the absentees within the West Ham squad. If you want more football betting tips on this Premier League encounter, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

If you want to back BTTS on Sunday the odds stand at 5/6 (1.83) which has a probability of 54.5%, or, like us, you can go with BTTS – No at 1/1 (2.00) with a probability of 50%.

Sheffield Utd vs West Ham prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 0-1

  • West Ham haven't scored more than one goal in any of their last three matches in league and cup.
  • Sheff Utd have failed to score in two of their last four league games.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Five of the last six encounters between these two clubs have ended with under 2.5 goals being scored.
  • Each of West Ham's last five outings in all competitions have produced under 2.5 goals.

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Sheffield Utd vs West Ham team news

Sheffield Utd

The Blades kept the scoreline respectable in their last game away at Manchester City. The hosts broke the deadlock in the fourteenth minute and most expected Pep Guardiola's side to go on and score four or five goals. However, City only managed one more goal just after the hour mark and won the game 2-0. A defeat is a defeat but Sheff Utd will take a crumb of comfort knowing that the scoreline stayed low but they still remain bottom of the Premier League table.

Chris Basham, Max Lowe, John Egan, Tom Davies, Anel Ahmedhodzic and Auston Trusty are all injury concerns for the home side this weekend, while Yasser Larouci and Anis Ben Slimane are away on international duty.

Predicted Lineup: Foderingham (GK), Baldock, Robinson, Trusty, Bogle, Thomas, Norwood, Souza, McAtee, Brooks & Osula

West Ham

West Ham played out a goalless draw in their last league game at home to Brighton. A point was probably a fair result in a game where both sides lacked that killer instinct in front of goal. The Hammers sit sixth in the table, remaining three points clear of the Seagulls, and still boast a game in hand on Tottenham who sit a place and six points above them.

Lucas Paquetá, Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen, and Vladimir Coufal are injured while Mohammed Kudus and Nayef Aguerd are at the Africa Cup of Nations, so won't make the trip to Bramall Lane this weekend.

Predicted Lineup: Areola (GK), Ogbonna, Emerson, Mavropanos, Johnson, Ward-Prowse, Souček, Fornals, Álvarez, Ings & Mubama

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd
3-4-2-1
18
Wes Foderingham
gb
15
Anel Ahmedhodzic
ba
19
Jack Robinson
gb
5
Auston Trusty
us
20
Jayden Bogle
gb
28
James McAtee
gb
21
Vinicius Souza
br
8
Gustavo Hamer
nl
11
Ben Brereton
cl
35
Andre Brooks
gb
32
William Osula
dk
Substitutes
38
Femi Seriki
gb
40
Jili Buyabu
gb
16
Oliver Norwood
gb
7
Rhian Brewster
gb
9
Oliver McBurnie
gb
23
Ben Osborn
gb
33
Rhys Norrington-Davies
gb
10
Cameron Archer
gb
37
Jordan Amissah
de

West Ham

West Ham
3-4-2-1
23
Alphonse Areola
fr
15
Konstantinos Mavropanos
gr
4
Kurt Zouma
fr
33
Emerson
it
5
Vladimir Coufal
cz
8
Pablo Fornals
es
28
Tomas Soucek
cz
7
James Ward Prowse
gb
17
Maxwel Cornet
ci
20
Jarrod Bowen
gb
18
Danny Ings
gb
Substitutes
42
Kaelan Casey
gb
57
Oliver Scarles
gb
45
Divin Mubama
gb
50
Callum Marshall
gb
2
Ben Johnson
gb
1
Lukasz Fabianski
pl
3
Aaron Cresswell
gb
21
Angelo Ogbonna
it
61
Lewis Orford
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Tomas Soucek

With many of West Ham's usual attackers either out injured or away on international duty, we're not expecting many goals in this game.

Tomas Soucek has scored five times in the league for West Ham this season and has made a habit of chipping in with goals from midfield since making the move to London from Prague back in 2020.

We're backing Soucek to play his part in a narrow Hammers victory this weekend and wouldn't be surprised if he scored the only goal of the game.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things