Premier League Preview: West Ham vs Sheffield United Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Sep 30)
- West Ham looking to end a two-game losing run in the Premier League
- Sheffield United hoping to respond after suffering an 8-0 home loss against Newcastle last Sunday
The London Stadium will host one of the most interesting Premier League fixtures this weekend, as West Ham look to end a two-game losing run. Sheffield United will be the visitors, as they bid to respond after losing 8-0 against Newcastle last Sunday.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
- Where: London Stadium, London, England
- How To Watch: NBC
West Ham had made a pleasing start to the new Premier League season, but the Hammers will be looking to get back on track this weekend after losing each of their previous two. The most recent of those was at Anfield against Liverpool. But, there isn’t much shame about losing in consecutive weeks against Man City and the Reds.
West Ham have an excellent record against newly promoted sides, as they have won each of their last six since suffering a 1-0 defeat in their opening away game of the campaign against Nottingham Forest last term. This is currently their longest winning run against newly promoted opposition.
Sheffield United had a fine record in this fixture between 1994 and 2020, as they lost just once against the Hammers in the Premier League. However, the Blades were beaten by West Ham in both fixtures in the 2020-21 season. A response will certainly be needed after last weekend’s capitulation against Newcastle.
That 8-0 defeat was their heaviest ever loss in the Premier League. Only one team in Premier League history have bounced back from a defeat by an eight-goal margin with a victory in their following fixture. The Blades also have a poor away record against West Ham, as they have won just once in their last ten visits to East London.
West Ham vs Sheffield United Prediction
Sheffield United’s shortcomings at the top level were evident last weekend, and this won’t be an easy game to bounce back in. West Ham look to be the solid selection, as they bid to avoid losing three straight matches for the first time since May.