FA Cup

Wolves vs Sheffield United: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Wolves celebrate
Wolves celebrate / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages
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Buoyed by their first victory at Old Trafford in 42 years, Wolves welcome Sheffield United to Molineux in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

Joao Moutinho's late strike powered Bruno Lage's side to a 1-0 triumph over Manchester United on Monday evening, powering Wolves to within six points of the European places in the Premier League.

They face a Sheffield United side who have been boosted by the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom as manager, with their recent 1-0 success away to Fulham making it four wins on the spin for the Blades. although Covid issues have kept them out of action for almost three weeks.

Here's everything you need to know about the tie.


Where to watch Wolves vs Sheffield United on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 9 January, 14:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Molineux
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Sports Sunday (UK), fuboTV (US), Canada (DAZN)
Highlights? BBC Match of the Day: The FA Cup (UK), BBC Sport YouTube channel
Referee? Paul Tierney
VAR? Robert Jones


Wolves team news

Romain Saiss
Saids will be missing for Wolves / Steve Bardens/GettyImages

Wolves will be without defender Romain Saiss after the Moroccan jetted off to the African Cup of Nations after the victory at Old Trafford.

Lage is unlikely to welcome any of his injured stars - including Willy Boly, Jonny Otto and Yerson Mosquera - back this weekend, with Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto scheduled to return to action next month.

You can check out 90min's predicted Wolves lineup here.


Sheffield United team news

Paul Heckingbottom
Sheffield United have been out of action for two weeks / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

The Blades have not been in action since December 20 after their fixtures against Hull and Middlesbrough were postponed, with Heckingbottom admitting this week that his team selection will be affected by 'a couple of Covid-19 issues'.

Robin Olsen, Jack O'Connell and John Fleck are all expected to miss out, while Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie will face late fitness tests. Sander Berge could make his first start since August after some respite in his battle with a hamstring injury.

Morgan Gibbs-White is ineligible to face his parent club.


Wolves vs Sheffield United head-to-head record

Wolves have reigned supreme in five out of their last eight meetings against the Blades, doing the double over Sheffield United in the Premier League last season.

Early goals from Raul Jimenez and Saiss powered Wolves to victory at Bramall Lane, while a second half strike from Willian Jose condemned Sheffield United to relegation in the reverse fixture in April.

The Blades did win at home when these sides met in July 2020, but they haven't won at Molineux since goals from Michael Tonge and Wayne Allison inspired a 3-1 victory in April 2002.


Wolves vs Sheffield United score prediction

Joao Moutinho
Wolves celebrate / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Promotion back to the Premier League will be the main priority for Sheffield United this season, and there would be no shame if they were to bow out of the FA Cup to a top-flight side.

Lage's side have prided themselves on a parsimonious defence this term and they will rely upon it once again if they are to go deep in this competition.

Wolves should prevail in a tight affair this weekend.

Prediction: Wolves 2-0 Sheffield United

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