West Brom will host Sheffield United in Round 1 of the EFL Cup.
The match will start at 7 p.m GMT on Thursday, 11 August 2022. The match venue is The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.
Latest odds on betting sites
West Brom have their winning odds placed at 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional). Sheffield United, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 3.00 (+200; 2/1). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.30 (+230; 23/10).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: West Brom — 41%, draw — 28%, Sheffield United — 31%.
Latest betting odds on West Brom vs Sheffield United (11 August 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.11 (+111; 111/100)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.77 (-130; 77/100)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on West Brom — 1.80 (+102; 51/50)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Sheffield United — 2.13 (+113; 50/57)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.84 (-119; 21/25)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.91 (-110; 10/1)
Match preview and statistics
West Brom drew their last game against Watford as they played 1-1. Ismaila Sarr opened the scoreline for Watford with an astonishing finish as he hit the ball from the halfway line into the net. Karlan Grant levelled the scoreline with a right footed shot from the centre of the box into the net.
West Brom had 70% ball possession as they compelled 435 passes. They had 2.45 expected goals compared to Watford's expected goals of 1.05.
West Brom are currently 14th in the Championship table with two points. They have scored two goals while conceding two goals.
West Brom team news: All players are fit and available
Sheffield United got a 2-0 win over Millwall in their last game. Lliman Ndiaye opened the scoreline with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Sander Berge doubled their lead in the 22nd minute with a left footed shot into the bottom left corner.
Sheffield United had 53% ball possession as they compelled 329 passes. They had 2.43 expected goals compared to Millwall's expected goals of 1.21.
Sheffield United are currently 7th in the Championship table with three points. They have scored two goals while conceding one goal.
Sheffield United team news: Jack O’Connell and Jayden Bogle are out of the game with injuries. Adam Davis is unavailable due to a knee injury.
West Brom vs Sheffield United H2H
Two of the last four games have ended in over 2.5 goals.
Sheffield United have won three of the last five games between both sides.
Lineups and key players
West Brom projected starting lineup:
- David Button
- Semi Ajayi
- Dara O’Shea
- Conor Townsend
- Darnell Furlong
- Jake Livermore
- Alex Mowatt
- Matthew Phillips
- Karlan Grant
- John Swift
- Jed Wallace
Notable subs: Jayson Molumby
Karlan Grant scored a goal in their 1-1 draw against Watford. He was their highest goalscorer in the Championship last season. The England international scored 18 goals in the league, underperforming his expected goals of 20.22. Grant provided six assists while creating 48 chances.
Sheffield United projected starting lineup:
- Wes Foderingham
- George Baldock
- Anel Ahmedhodzic
- Ciaran Clark
- Rhys Norrington-Davies
- Sander Berge
- John Fleck
- Iliman Ndiaye
- Reda Khadra
- Rhian Brewster
- Daniel Jebbison
Sander Berge scored a goal in their 2-0 win over Millwall. He's been amazing this season as he was the man of the match in the last game. He created the most chances in the game (2) while being the most accurate passer.
Prediction and betting tips
Sheffield United look like the team on form in this fixture. The Blades won their last game after they suffered a loss in their opening fixture against Watford. I predict Sheffield United to win this game and qualify.
Three of the last five games between both sides have ended in under 2.5 goals. Two of the last two West Brom’s games have ended in under 2.5 goals. Two of the last two Sheefield’s games have ended in under 2.5 goals. I predict under 2.5 goals
Betting prediction: Sheffield United to win
Odds: 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.77 (-130 American; 77/100 Fractional)
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