Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Molineux Stadium

03/02/2018 | 5:30 pm

Sheffield United

V

Molineux Stadium

03/02/2018 | 5:30 pm

In a sentence: Wolves look to further extend their lead at the top of the Championship, but Sheffield United will also be looking to boost their promotion hopes with a victory.

Last time: Sheffield United defeated Wolves 2-0 at Brammell Lane, which at the time was only a second defeat of the season for the Wanderers.

This time: A win for the home side here is at 3/4, a draw is priced at 13/5 and an away win will see you get 15/4.

You may remember: The reverse fixture of this game earlier in the season was settled by two Leon Clarke goals either side of half time.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Leo Bonatini celebrates scoring during a Sky Bet Championship match at Molineux

Wolves may look like they’re running away with the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League, but their recent form suggests that this game will be far from straightforward. While they may be in somewhat of an inconsistent patch, they are still 7/1 to win this game 2-0 with Diogo Jota, who has just made his loan move from Atletico Madrid permanent,  7/2 to open the scoring.

But count this Sheffield United team out at your peril, having only lost once in their last six games. They are 25/1 to get out of the Midlands with a 2-0 win, which could be a tempting bet. With two teams at the top end of the Championship battling it out with two deadly strike forces, we could be in for a glut of goals. A 3-3 draw may seem like a bit of a pipe dream, but it could be worth a punt at 80/1.

If you feel that this game could be a goal fest but aren’t sure who to side with, you could always look to put something on the amount of goals in the game in total, with an over 5.5 goals bet at 20/1 and the more conservative over 4.5 goals at 15/2.

If you don’t think that Wolves can snap out of their brief cold patch and United will hold them to a 0-0, that’s 17/2. But if you’re on the other end of the spectrum and feel that this will be a classic free-flowing Championship duel, you could get 11/1 for there to be five goals or even 14/1 for six or more goals.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Leon Clarke. The Wolverhampton-born forward has scored 15 goals this season for United, so him to score first is priced at 6/1. It would be very fitting for the boy from the Midlands to score, and he could be determined to prove a point on his hometown return.

2

We fancy:

Wolves. The home win does look likely, so a 4-1 victory for Wolves at 35/1 could be tempting, while Ruben Neves is 12/1 open the scoring – maybe with a long range screamer.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Blades captain Billy Sharp has only scored eight goals in the Championship this season, but a hat-trick for the veteran goal machine is priced at 125/1.

Written by Tom Scholes

Tom Scholes is a huge sports fan with football and baseball his main passions. He follows football in England, France, Italy and the USA and when he’s not busy writing, Tom is usually making short documentaries or teaching music and history.