West Ham vs Sheffield Utd Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 English Premier League
When is West Ham vs Sheffield Utd on and what time does it start? West Ham vs Sheffield Utd will take place on Saturday 30th September, 2023 – 15:00 (UK)
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West Ham have lost their last two Premier League fixtures, but given they were against Man City and Liverpool, David Moyes will feel his team are still very much on track and they head into the weekend positioned in the top half of the table.
The Hammers' cup results have also been positive, and they progressed to the next round of the Carabao Cup thanks to a 0-1 victory at Lincoln on Wednesday.
It will have been a sobering week for Paul Heckingbottom's side following their 0-8 defeat to Newcastle last weekend, in what amounted to the heaviest defeat in the club's history.
Having already been eliminated from the Carabao Cup, there was no midweek distraction for the Blades, who will be determined to put that result behind them as they search for their first league win since promotion from the Championship.
THE TEAM NEWS
It's good news on the injury front for David Moyes, with only left-back Aaron Cresswell set to miss out with a hamstring injury.
Moyes made ten changes for the midweek Carabao Cup victory, but is likely to go with the same XI that he fielded against Liverpool.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez; Bowen, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta; Antonio
UNAVAILABLE: Cresswell (Injured)
Due to an extended injury list, Paul Heckingbottom does not have many optionS when it comes to making changes following last week's heavy defeat, but he does at least have striker Oli McBurnie available following the completion of his suspension.
In welcome news, John Fleck has returned to training following a broken leg, but it would be a surprise if he was to make the squad so soon.
PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Robinson; Bogle, Hamer, Souza, McAtee, Thomas; Archer, McBurnie
UNAVAILABLE: Osborn (Injured), Baldock (Injured), Lowe (Injured), Norrington-Davies (Injured), Jebbison (Illness), Brewster (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Fleck (Injured), Hamer (Injured), Osula (Injured)
There will have been some serious soul searching this past week in the Sheffield Utd camp, following their record defeat to Newcastle, but they face another tough fixture this weekend with West Ham having performed so well this season. The Hammers may have lost their last two league games, but the strength of their opponents has to be taken into account. Expect the hosts to bounce back here against a Sheffield Utd side still licking their wounds from sucg a bruising defeat.
TIP: WEST HAM TO WIN