The Premier League action doesn’t stop at present, and there is more high-quality action taking place on Wednesday evening as two sides that are looking for a place in Europe meet at Bramall Lane. The Blades have defied the odds to this point, but can they maintain their form to earn a place in Europe?
Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Odds
Both Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers have enjoyed seasons to remember this year, and both could yet finish in the European places this season. Wolverhampton Wanderers had been hoping to challenge for a spot in the top four, but their recent defeat against Arsenal means that their chances of achieving that now appear to be over. They are five points behind Chelsea with five games remaining, and three points adrift of Manchester United. They may not have given up on that target just yet, but the form that United have been in means that it will be hard to overtake them.
Wolves had kicked off the restart in excellent form by winning three games on the bounce. However, they were brought back down to earth with a crushing defeat against Arsenal. The Gunners produced one of their best performances of the season to beat a top-six team away from home for the first time since 2015. Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette scored the goals for the travelling side. Meanwhile, it was a disappointing result for Wolves, who could only muster one shot on target against the Gunners. They will have to play much better against the Blades on Wednesday.
Sheffield United were many peoples picks for relegation this season, but the job that Chris Wilder has done is nothing short of remarkable. Wilder will be rightly mentioned when it comes to deciding the manager of the season. The Blades are currently in ninth place, and are level on points with Tottenham Hotspur. Eighth could be good enough for a place in the Europa League this season depending on the result of the Manchester City European ban.
The Blades have been in decent form over recent weeks as they have won once and drawn. That victory came in their last home game, as they beat Spurs 3-1. That was followed up with a 1-1 draw against Burnley. John Egan scored the equaliser in that game, but the Blades will be looking for all three points against Wolves.
Many of the meetings between the two sides have taken place in the second tier, with the first top-flight meeting between the sides earlier in the season ending in a 1-1 draw. Wolves have lost just once in the previous eight matches between the sides.
Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Picks
This will be an entertaining fixture between two sides that have exceeded expectations this season. However, Wolves will be looking for an immediate response after their defeat against Arsenal, and they will grind out the victory in this fixure.
Pick: Wolverhampton Wanderers to win at +117 with BetOnline.ag.