Sheffield United has managed to find the net in five out of their last six home games, while West Ham has scored in nine out of their 10 Premier League away matches. Cameron Archer, in particular, has been active, taking nine shots in his last three appearances at Bramall Lane.
Expect to see goals as the Blades host the Hammers. West Ham faced disappointment in the FA Cup recently, getting knocked out by Bristol City. Now, they must make a trip to face the bottom-placed Sheffield United. The Blades have shown improvement since Chris Wilder returned as manager in December, earning four out of their nine points in the six games under his charge. They’ve also advanced to the FA Cup fourth round.
The hosts have had a substantial break leading up to this match, with two weeks of preparation, while West Ham has had a quick turnaround and is currently on a three-game winless streak (with two draws and one loss).
Both teams have the potential to score in this match. Sheffield United may be the lowest scorers in the league with only 15 goals in 20 games, but they have managed to find the net in five of their last six home games. On the other hand, West Ham has conceded in eight out of their last 10 away trips but has also scored in nine out of their 10 away league fixtures. Therefore, both teams to score is an appealing bet.
The outcome of this match might be a draw. West Ham has had notable wins against teams like Arsenal, Manchester United, and Tottenham since December, but they’ve struggled in some games they were expected to win, including a loss to Fulham, a draw with Brighton, and a defeat to Bristol City in the FA Cup. As a result, Sheffield United could potentially earn something from this game, and a 2-2 draw seems plausible, considering that the hosts have scored twice in two of their last five home matches, although they also tend to concede an average of 2.49 goals per game.
Keep an eye on Cameron Archer as a potential anytime goal scorer. The 22-year-old Sheffield United forward has had nine shots in his last three home league games and may add to his three Premier League goals for the season in this weekend’s match.