Wolves To Remain In Hunt For Champions League Football With Win

Sheffield United host Wolves at Bramall Lane on Wednesday night with both knowing they have very little margin for error in their race for European football next season.

Wolves Champions League hopes were dealt a huge blow with defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the weekend, whilst Sheffield United reignited their European ambitions with a 3-1 win over Tottenham followed by a draw with Burnley after a shaky return to football from lockdown.

When and Where?

The game will take place at Bramall Lane on Wednesday 8th July with kick off at 6pm.

Previous meetings

This will be the 115th meeting between these two sides with the Blades having secured one more win than their counterparts with 39 wins compared to Wolves 38 with 37 games having been drawn.

The last eeting between the two sides took place at Molineux in December ending in a 1-1 draw thanks to Matt Doherty’s leveller after Lys Moussa had given the Blades the lead after just two minutes.

The last meeting between these two sides at Bramall Lane took place in September 2017 when both sides were in the Championship with the Blades running out 2-0 winners.

Team News

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder faces a "big decision" whether to pick Jack O'Connell or Jack Robinson at centre-back.

O'Connell made his return from injury as a second-half substitute - replacing Robinson - against Burnley on Sunday.

Wolves forward Pedro Neto will be assessed after picking up a knock against Arsenal last time out.

Daniel Podence will be available after a period of self-isolation following a trip to Portugal.

Last Five Games

Sheffield United

(D) 1-1 vs Burnley

(W) 3-1 vs Tottenham

(L) 1-2 vs Arsenal (FA Cup)

(L) 0-3 vs Man United

(L) 0-3 vs Newcastle

Wolves


(L) 0-2 vs Arsenal

(W) 1-0 vs Aston Villa

(W) 1-0 vs Bournemouth

(W) 2-0 vs West Ham

(D) 1-1 vs Olympiacos (Europa League)

Prediction

Wolves will be hurting from their 2-0 home defeat to Arsenal , especially with Chelsea and Manchester United in fine form for the Champions League places but Nuno’s side won’t give up on them.

Sheffield United will know that the top four is now out of reach but a Europa League place is still possible but they cannot afford many more slip ups.

For me, Wolves just have more power up front and will grab another three vital points in the race for European football.

Sheffield United 1-2 Wolves


Match Preview written by Ryan Day