West Bromwich vs Sheffield United Preview 18/08/2021
On Wednesday night, two of the teams relegated from the Premier League West Brom and Sheffield United go head-to-head at the Hawthorns in the Championship. The two teams have made slightly contrasting starts to life back in the second tier.
West Brom have taken four points from their opening two league outings, drawing 2-2 with Bournemouth on the opening day before a 3-2 home win over Luton Town last time out. The Baggies two matches in the English second tier have certainly been entertaining so far.
Two goals ⚽️⚽️
One assist 🅰️
70 minutes ⛽️
Another big step forward on the road to recovery for @robsnodgrass7.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 17, 2021
With no team picking up maximum points so far in the Championship, the team from the Midlands will feel they have made a solid return to the second tier.
A decent start was needed to life back in the Championship after the Baggies ended last season with a seven-game winless run, including suffering five defeats.
West Brom are not accustomed to life in the second tier, as they have spent nine of the last 11 seasons in the Premier League. The Baggies will be hoping for a quick return to the English top-flight.
Although Sheffield United have just three points fewer than the Baggies, the visitors find themselves 20th place in the table, mainly because it is so early in the season.
The Blades kicked off their league campaign with a 1-0 home defeat against Birmingham before a goalless draw at Swansea last time out.
Sandwiched in between was a 1-0 win over Carlisle United in the first round of the League Cup.
A low-scoring trend has continued from their time in the Premier League, as the Yorkshire outfit have now failed to score in eight of their ten league outings.
PlusBet.net predicts that West Brom will record a victory in a low-scoring encounter to continue their solid return to the Championship.
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