2018-19 Sky Bet Championship: Week 34 – Saturday

West Bromwich Albion welcome Sheffield United to The Hawthorns for a huge Sky Bet Championship clash. 

Depending on Norwich’s result, United could go top with victory but West Brom are only a point behind and themselves could go top if come out victorious, so all to play for as the run-in draws ever closer. 

Team news

Dwight Gayle is set to return for West Brom after serving a two match ban for deception of a match official. 

The Baggies have no other concerns but Gareth Barry and Rekeem Harper could start after being on subs bench in midweek. 

Sheffield United have Chris Basham available after the defender completed a two match ban for collecting 10 yellow cards. 

Jack O’Connell (hamstring) and George Baldock (calf) are doubts whilst Billy Sharp could start after being rested last weekend. 

 

Form

West Brom have lost just one of their last seven league games but have drawn five of their last seven home games. 

Sheffield United are unbeaten in 10 of their last 12 across all competitions, with three clean sheets in their last four which all came at home. 

On the road, Chris Wilder’s Blades have drawn two of their last three following defeat at Swansea. 

 

Stat Attack

  • West Bromwich Albion are unbeaten in last four meetings with Sheffield United (W2, D2). 
  • Jay Rodriguez has netted four goals across three of West Brom’s last five home games. 
  • Billy Sharp has scored five goals in Sheffield United’s last two away games. 

 

Prediction

I am expecting an open game here between two top attacking sides here and with Billy Sharp fresh, you have to fancy the Blades to win this but am going for a draw. 

Prediction: WBA 1-1 Sheffield United

Result: WBA 0-1 Sheffield United

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