West Brom v Sheff Utd betting tips: Contrasting form for relegated duo
West Brom v Sheffield United preview and odds
Both of these teams are looking to get back to the Premier League at the first time of asking and face a good test of their promotion credentials on Wednesday night as we pick out some West Brom v Sheff Utd betting tips.
The Baggies have made a solid start to life back in the Championship after being priced up as one of the leading title contenders and picked up four points from Valerien Ismael’s first two league matches in charge.
United also have a new man in charge but it has been a slower start for Slavisa Jokanovic with just one point so far.
West Brom have conceded two goals in both Championship matches yet can still be satisfied with how the season has begun.
They twice came from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth and then cruised into a three-goal lead against Luton on Saturday before ultimately holding on for a 3-2 victory.
Perfect Sunday night viewing 🍿
One final look at the full highlights from Saturday's victory at The Hawthorns. pic.twitter.com/pxGzavsJRQ
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 15, 2021
It has been a very different story for 27/10 underdogs United, who failed to find the net in a 1-0 defeat against Birmingham or 0-0 draw at Swansea, when there were only three shots on target combined.
United also only scraped a 1-0 win at home to Carlisle in the Carabao Cup so the choice for punters now is whether the goals will continue to flow in West Brom matches or will it be more of the same for Sheffield United?
Barnsley’s physicality under Ismael almost carried them to promotion last season and a similar work ethic is set to be the key for West Brom.
Matching that will be vital for the visitors while there is a sense the Albion boss is closer to knowing his strongest line-up than his opposite number.
Karlan Grant made little impact for West Brom in the Premier League but got off the mark for the season against Luton and is a proven performer at this level.
United are certainly not short of strikers but getting the service to them seems the main issue.
Where: The Hawthorns
When: 20:00, Wednesday 18th August
How to watch: Sky Sports Football
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication