Wolves are usually quick out of the blocks.
Nuno Espirito Santo's side haven't lost an opening match of the season since 2012, which is in stark contrast to The Blades' record of winning just one of their last six opening games.
But that's surely an anomaly of the fixture computer.
What's more relevant is that Wolves haven’t scored in their last two visits to Bramall Lane – and nine of the last 12 matches between the sides has featured Under 2.5 goals.
Likewise, only two of the first 10 matches involving Chris Wilder's side last season had more than 2.5 goals.
Neither side has changed dramatically since last season – the addition of Portuguese wonderkid Fabio Silva to Wolves' squad the most significant addition – so we should expect another low scoring tussle.
Under 2.5 goals is a very skinnily priced 2/5 with thepools.com with the draw also a short 15/8 .
The Blades are 9/4 to edge it and Wolves 6/4 favourites.
That looks big for The Blades, especially when you consider each team's circumstances.
The quick turnaround from last season means Wolves are going into the new campaign with no pre-season friendlies under their belts, while Chris Wilder's side has faced Derby and Preston.
They look better prepared to hit the ground running and given Wolves' fortunes on their last two visits 9/4 is a big price for a home win, especially against a side who took 33 of their 54 points last season at Bramall Lane.
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If you do fancy Wolves to collect something the 1-1 correct score we like the look of at 5/1 .
Mike Dean, who averaged four cards every match last season, takes charge of a fixture which has seen a red card in two of the last four head to heads.
But Tranmere's most famous fan can be erratic. He showed six yellow cards in his last match of last season, after a run of 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, then four and six!
Maybe his mood depends on how his beloved Tranmere fared (they drew 0-0 at the weekend).
Over 1.5 goals, 9 or more corner and 4 or more bookings at 11/4 is an intriguing special offer from thepools.com.
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