Sheffield Utd is having a very good performance recently in the English First Division. However, when their upcoming opponent is called Wolves, the team is also playing very well in the Premier League. Obviously, coach Paul Heckingbottom’s team will have a not easy trip.
Wolves have just had a successful opening match of the new year 2022, when they beat Man Utd with a score of 1-0 right at Old Trafford. Midfielder Joao Moutinho’s goal in the 82nd minute helped the “Wolves” leave with 3 surprising points. It was also Wolves’ third consecutive unbeaten match in the Premier League. Even before defeating Man Utd, Wolves held a draw against Chelsea 0-0 at home. Currently, the home team of Molineux Stadium has climbed to 8th place in the English Premier League table. After 19 rounds, they won 8, drew 4 and lost 7 to bring back 28 points.
This is a very good achievement with the strength of Wolves at the moment, especially when they have to part with coach Nuno Santo at the beginning of the season. Wolves’ success comes from a huge contribution in the defense, so remember this team has only conceded 14 goals so far in the Premier League. The achievement is only 1 goal less than Man City, the team that is leading the rankings. Of course, Wolves also need to improve their attack, because they have only scored 14 times against the opponent. The 19th worst number of teams participating in the tournament and only better than every bottom team Norwich.
After saying goodbye to the Premier League at the end of last season, Sheffield Utd has not shown an optimistic signal to soon return to the most prestigious playground of English football. In the Championship arena at the moment, Sheffield Utd is ranked 13th on the table. They brought back 32 points through 22 rounds and did not have many opportunities to break into the race for promotion tickets. At the moment, Sheffield Utd is playing very well and even won all of the last 4 outings.
Even the last 3 trips away from home, Sheffield Utd brought good news to the fans. Of course, despite being in good form, facing an opponent like Wolves has never been an easy challenge to overcome. Remember last season Sheffield Utd lost in both matches when facing the “wolf pack” and could not even get an honorable goal. In the context that Wolves are playing extremely disciplined and still playing at home, there are not many opportunities for Sheffield Utd to go far in the FA Cup this season.