Football expert Ryan Elliott has one tip for Sheffield United vs Wolves on Wednesday.
Highest Scoring Half
Wolves’ untimely defeat to Arsenal last time out put a dent in their Champions League hopes, and they have a pretty tough assignment up next against a Sheffield United side who somewhat arrested their post-lockdown slump - earning four points in their last two games.
I was one of the many people who believed Wolves would beat Arsenal last week, and it’s looking tough to call this one as well. Both Wolves and United are pragmatic, solid, hard-to-beat, and the odds suggest the bookies aren’t convinced they know which way this one’s going, either.
The sides drew 1-1 back in December, and while Wolves are four points ahead of their hosts, if Chris Wilder’s side turn up at their best, I don’t think there’s much to separate them.
However, at 13/10, backing the second half to be the highest scoring half looks a decent punt.
60% of United’s goals have come in the second half of matches, while 56% of Wolves’ have come in the second period. Furthermore, since the restart, of the 15 goals the Blades have scored and conceded, 10 have come after the break.
As for Wolves, they’ve scored or conceded six since the restart, with five coming in the second half.
The statistics suggest this is a good price at 13/10, and looking at how both sides play, I’m fairly confident.