The Green Street Hammers Staff Predicts: Sheffield v West Ham

As West Ham and Sheffield United face off for round two of the Tevez Derby, both sides will look to get the better of each other and earn all three points this time around.

For West Ham, they will look to attack better and not give up the late goal. For the Blades, they will surely hope to continue their good form and table position. For us at the GSH, we try to remain positive for the match ahead.

Jeremiah

Sheffield United 2-3 West Ham

After a fairly dull affair the last time out, I fully expect the Hammers and the Blades to produce some lightning in a bottle this time around. For West Ham, its simple, get behind the defenders and force them deep around the goal line.

The likes of Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson will be key again in this one as there continued growth will need to be on full effect as the match goes on. Sheffield’s run of form is a bit worrying and I do see them getting on the board but just not enough as the Hammers collect all 3.

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Adam

Sheffield United 1-2 West Ham

West Ham starting a hot streak and Sheffield riding high on an impressive promotion season? One of these two has to break and I’m pulling for Moyes to get the job done. There are question marks around Pablo Zabaleta for sure, but a full week of training should see the team settled in the three at the back-formation.

As for the goals, Haller is hot and the structure seems to be “feed the big man the ball” so why not him? Pablo Fornals is also a shoo-in it would seem, with his goal and assist against Gillingham! It should be scrappy!

Scott

Sheffield United 1-1 West Ham

So far everything is looking good for Moyes, but this is definitely the trickiest fixture so far. Sheffield United are proving very hard to break down and are firmly in the top half of the table. But these are the games we need to be getting something out of.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Pablo Fornals of West Ham United jumps to block a cross from Chris Basham of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Sheffield United at London Stadium on October 26, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Hopefully, Moyes will continue to oversee a big change in the side and with players like Fornals, Haller, and Snodgrass seemingly in a better form we should have a chance. If we score first we have a chance, but if we let them get ahead we will be chasing the game against a really tough side, and I don’t think we’re cut out for that just now. I think we’ll get something here, but not all three points. 1-1

Jay

Sheffield United 1-2 West Ham

In a tough and physical match, the Hammers will fight and claw and come away with all 3 points. Fornals will keep up his great form and score again for the Irons, and Haller will add another goal to keep David Moyes perfect in his second stint as West Ham manager. Sheffield is as organized as they come in the Premier League, so this will definitely be one of West Ham’s tougher away days this season.

Jeff

Sheffield United 1-2 West Ham

So far so good for the David Moyes Era 2.0… 2 matches, 2 wins, 6 goals for, none against. And through to the next round in the FA Cup. Now its time to turn attention to Sheffield Untied Friday night. The Blades come into this one losers of two in a row.

But they are a stingy side; having conceded 11 fewer goals in one less match than West Ham United. The last two times the sides met it ended in a 1-1 draw. As a newly promoted club, the Blades have done very well this season.

But it is a massive game for WHU as the fixtures after this one look to be very daunting. Three more points allow the Irons to jump further up the table and away from the relegation zone. The squad Moyes has at his disposal is less than full strength as Michail Antonio and Ryan Fredericks are both out with hamstring injuries.

It will be interesting to see if he goes with the 3-5-2 he trotted out in the cup match or the 4-2-3-1 the club has employed most of the season. The atmosphere around the side is positive as Moyes has managed to build some momentum quickly. I expect that to continue here. It may not be pretty at times but I see it going 2-1 the Hammers way.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Sheffield United at London Stadium on October 26, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Lou

Sheffield United 1-1 West Ham

The same scoreline as the reverse fixture at London Stadium but with a much healthier performance. We’re still fresh in the early stages of the David Moyes reign, and we need to take advantage of the momentum that we have while the iron is still hot.

The players have found a new lease of life, and if we play anything as we did against Bournemouth and the second half away at Gillingham, we will likely come away with at least a point. Sheffield United are very solid opposition, however, and are a tough team to play against, meaning at times we will have to be patient in our build-up.

Additionally, trying not to rush things which could lead to frustration for all involved. A point here combined with an encouraging display will send the traveling fans home happy and maintain Moyes’ unbeaten start.

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Clearly, the positivity remains high for West Ham as the David Moyes rebirth has been impressive so far. This match and the next one against Everton will be key in the continued turnaround of the Hammers. Friday night, under the lights, what more could you want?

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