Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups, and ones to watch
George Baldock and Fernando Marcal go head-to-head last time the sides met | (Photo by Visionhaus)

Wolverhampton Wanderers picked up their first Premier League since mid-February when they travelled to Fulham last Friday night. Adama Traore scored late on to wraps up a vital three points after Willian Jose had a goal controversially ruled out by VAR for offside.

Meanwhile, it was business as usual for Sheffield United who slumped to their 25th defeat of the season on Sunday night. Visitors Arsenal put three past them without reply thanks to two goals from Alexandre Lacazette and one in the middle from Gabriel Martinelli.

The Blades have only won one Premier League game since the beginning of February and are rooted to the bottom of both the points table and the form table.

Wolves’ season is pretty much over with nothing really to play for at either end. European qualification looks highly unlikely, but at the same time, there are any number of worse teams below them in the league for them to start sweating over relegation.

Team News – Wolves

Wolves are not without their injury problems. Jonny and Pedro Neto are both still side-lined with their respective knee problems.

Ruben Neves tested positive for Covid-19 so he is ruled out in line with government guidelines

However, Willy Boly could be back this weekend after completing his period of self-isolation following testing positive for Covid-19.

Team News – Sheffield United

The Blades’ injury problems keep mounting up. Both Billy Sharp and Oli McBurnie have both been ruled out for the remainder of the season, with a thigh problem and ankle injury respectively.

Sander Berge has trained with the first team of late, but this weekend will come too soon for the Norwegian international.

John Fleck will face a late fitness test after not training all week due to a groin injury.

Chris Basham, Jack O’Connell and Jack Robinson all continue to miss out.

Previous Meeting

It was first-day fever when these two sides met last time out, but it was Wolves who were celebrating after 90 minutes.

In fact, the game was wrapped up after just six. Raul Jimenez scored a lovely side-footed half volley from 18 yards out after just three minutes of the game had been played.

And three minutes later, Romain Saiss doubled their lead as he headed in from an out-swinging corner.

No one could’ve quite predicted that it would’ve signalled the start of Sheffield United’s horrendous form this season.

Ones to watch

Wolves – Adama Traore

Traore’s lightning-fast pace and agility is enough to give any defenders nightmares, and this game provides a perfect opportunity to extend his recent good form.

He scored a blistering winner last time out against Fulham, and assisted Leander Dendoncker the time before against West Ham United.

Whilst he has experienced quite a disappointing season by his high standards, we have recently seen glimpses of the Adama Traore that we all know and have come to love over recent seasons.

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Sheffield United – Ben Osborn

Not necessarily an obvious choice when it comes to this section, but Ben Osborn epitomises everything that Blades fans expect from a player when they pull on the famous red-and-white shirt.

Osborn scored his first goal in United colours in a 2-1 defeat to Leeds United back at the beginning of April, but recently he has been a strong positive in performances of strong negatives.

His tenacity on and off the ball and his work-rate is second to none and is often very pleasing on the footballing eye, always looking to get his head up and play forward, breaking the norm of sideways and backwards.

Osborn was used a fair bit as a LCM early on in the season, but has recently been positioned in his more natural LWB slot, covering for Enda Stevens who has been moved across one and used as a LCB.

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Predicted Lineups

Wolves (4-3-2-1): Patricio, Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Ait Nouri, Dendoncker, Otasowie, Traore, Gibbs-White, Podence, Willian Jose

Sheffield United (3-5-2): Ramsdale, Baldock, Ampadu, Egan, Stevens, Osborn, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, McGoldrick, Brewster

How to watch

Wolves vs Sheffield United will kick off at 20:15 BST on Saturday 17 April, and is available to watch, live from Molineux, on Sky Sports.

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