Sheffield United vs West Ham United: Match preview
On two consecutive away appearances Sheffield United was defeated both times. This were the first setbacks in a guest roster for a Yorkshire team. Still, the names of the rivals tell us that the “blades” have nothing to complain about, having lost to Manchester City and Liverpool.
The important thing is that they have not hopped, and the points on these two courts are not reserved for even stronger and more famous clubs. They have an opportunity for a new triumph and consolidation of the position at the top of the table with West Ham.
The Hammers started off well in 2020 under the leadership of new coach. On the first day of the New Year they overwhelmingly defeated Bournemouth 4-0, and then went on to the FA Cup, celebrating in their guest appearance.
Sheffield United team news:
When everything is taken down and taken away, it is certain that all Sheffield fans have plenty of reasons to be pleased when it comes to their team’s games.They really provides more than expected so far. At the moment, this team is in the ninth place in the table. So far they have collected 29 points.
However, there is no doubt that despite the Sheffield’s phenomenal parties, the main goal of this team is to survive in the company of the best. There is no doubt that they are on the right track to achieve this. Lately, Sheffield has been playing a bit weaker, so they have suffered one draw in the last three matches, with two consecutive defeats.
First, this team drew on their home ground against Watford in a 1-1 match. Afterwards Sheffield suffered two tied defeats, but it must be said that the opponents in those duels were two of the highest quality teams in England. First, Manchester City celebrated at home 2-0 against this team.
Immediately afterwards Sheffield defeated the same result and Liverpool in the last round, although in that match they gave solid resistance to the European champion. When it comes to home games, Sheffield has so far played ten matches in which they have won four, two draws and even four losses.
Probable lineup: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Mousset.
West Ham team news:
There is no doubt that we expected much more from West Ham players this season. Unfortunately at the moment the situation is such that the team from London is only 16th on the table with only two points higher than the team that will play next season in Championship.
The West Ham management did a great job last summer in the interim, as they managed to keep the backbone of the team. In addition to that they brought in some high quality football players, but the good games of this team were unfortunately lacking. The price of poor performance was paid by Manuel Pelegrini, who was fired after two defeats by West Ham in just 48 hours.
David Moyes, who has previously sat on the hammer bench, has been named the new manager of the London team.
At Moyes’s debut, when they played probably their best game this season, as they destroyed Bournemouth 4-0 at home. The double scorer was Mark Noble, scoring in the 17th minute and 35th minutes from penalty. More goals were scored by Sebastian Ale and Felipe Anderson.
It was the first win for West Ham after two tied defeats, which led to the dismissal of Manuel Pelegrini. When it comes to away matches, West Ham have so far played ten off-field matches in which they have won three, three draws and four losses.
Probable lineup: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Fornals; Anderson; Haller.
Sheffield has been providing some great games this season. The impression is that this team has been playing a bit less lately than we used to. On the other hand, they are hosting West Ham, which is not shining this season. Still. it is evident that they are providing slightly better games since David Moyes sat on the bench. For this reason, we are of the opinion that the away team will not be defeated in this match.
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