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West Brom v Sheff Utd betting tips: Contrasting form for relegated duo

| 17.08.2021

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.

Match Odds

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.

This is clearly not a team lacking in firepower and West Brom are 11/10 to win while they are 6/5 to score at least two goals again.

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?

Under 1.5 goals is available at 19/10 while over 2.5 is 23/20, with a home win and both teams to score looking a good option for West Brom v Sheff Utd betting tips at 7/2.

Talking Tactics

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.

United must try and stay in the game for as long as possible and weather the early storm, with West Brom 12/5 to be leading at both half-time and full-time while a goalless first half is 7/5.

Goalscorer Odds

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.

He can be backed at 5/1 to open the scoring in West Brom v Sheff Utd betting tips while team-mate Callum Robinson is the 9/2 favourite after scoring in both league games so far.

United are certainly not short of strikers but getting the service to them seems the main issue.

Billy Sharp and Rhian Brewster both started at Swansea and are 11/5 to find the net here while fellow starter David McGoldrick is 13/5.

Match Info

Where: The Hawthorns

When: 20:00, Wednesday 18th August

How to watch: Sky Sports Football

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Andrew McDermott