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The Blades are easily the worst team in the competition at the moment, placing last in the table. In fact, they have lost all but one of their matches, and even this one undefeated match was a draw against newly promoted Fulham.
Moving on, they have so far scored a total of just four goals throughout this campaign and in return have conceded a total of 14 goals.
Suffice it to say that there is already talk of whether their previous season in the PL (where they had achieved a top 10) was a fluke. They had made big waves in 2019-20 after moving up from the Championship.
But now, it seems, they are preparing to return to the lower division.
The Hammers, who have been on an impressive streak of late, will surely try to make the most of this encounter against the weakest team in the competition. Note that they have lost only twice in the last eight weeks of play, and the losses had come against Liverpool and Everton.
In short, David Moyes’s men will easily have the upper hand this Sunday at Bramall Lane.
Nine of the previous fifteen overall meetings had goals from both teams.
Chris Wilder’s men had won the last game, 1-0 at home.
Five of the seven previous meetings had goals from both teams.
Five of the last six meetings had three or more goals.
The Blades lost 4-1 on the road on the final day of the game, against Sheffield United. Meanwhile, the Hammers won 1-0 at home against Fulham.
Moving on, Wilder’s men had lost eight of their previous nine games, and are also on a ten-game winless streak. They had stayed that way in 13 of their last 15 games as well, and it’s been more than four months since they won at home. In fact, he hasn’t even scored in four of his last six home appearances.
On the other hand, their rival was undefeated in six of their last eight games, and these two defeats had come against two of the best teams in the competition.
On the road, he was unbeaten in seven of his last ten games and had scored three or more goals in five of his last nine such games.
As such, expect West Ham to be the best team on the field against the worst team in PL this Sunday.