West Ham continues their hunt for a top-six finish in the Premier League this week as they play host to Sheffield United. The match schedules for Monday at London Stadium with a kickoff at 9 pm.
Despite making their trip this week to London Stadium, the visitors have three wins in their last six fixtures: more motivation.
Having taken Manchester United to extra time in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, West Ham manager David Moyes felt frustrated as his side was eliminated in the campaign. However, Moyes will be happy that the side got extra days to rest in the campaign.
The extra rest days are another advantage needed by the Hammers to secure their bid for a top-six finish. Fifteen matches remain till the end of the campaign, with teams lower below them with games in hand. However, the Hammers remain in contention for a spot in the European competition with a run of four wins in their last six outings.
There was a disappointment following their goalless draw against Fulham last weekend. The results were made worse with the sending off of Soucek that later got overruled by FA earlier this week.
West Brom avoided a defeat to Machester United on Sunday; a draw would be more than enough to elevate the side off the top three for the first time since the early weeks.
West Ham vs. Sheffield United Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other, with West Ham taking home one win while Sheffield United with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man United 1-0 West Ham
Fulham 0-0 West Ham
Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham
Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham
West Ham 4-0 Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield United 1-0 Bristol City
Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea
- United 2-1 West Brom
Man City 1-0 S. United
Man United 1-2 Sheffield United
West Ham Team News
There are defensive woes currently at London Stadium, with Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, and Fabian Falbuena remaining injury doubts ahead of the clash. However, it might force Declan Rice to shift into the defense.
Sheffield United Team News
Chris Wilder might earn for Oliver McBurnie and Oliver Burke after impressing in their last clash with Chelsea. Oliver Norwood might return to feature in the midfield, with Brewster and McGoldrick starting on the bench.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams have a chance to elevate their status with a win this weekend, with West Ham with an upper hand.
West Ham Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5