2018-19 Sky Bet Championship: Week 37 – Tuesday

Promotion chasing Sheffield United meet high flying Brentford at Bramall Lane in a pivotal Sky Bet Championship clash. 

A win for United could lift them into second if Reading claim at least a point against Leeds. 

Brentford meanwhile could move into ninth for at least 24 hours if they take all three points. 

Team news

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Sheffield United have no new injury concerns although Oliver Norwood could be rested, as one more booking would see him miss the next two games against Leeds and Bristol City. 

Brentford could be without goalkeeper, Dan Bentley as he battles a shoulder injury after being subbed at weekend against Middlesbrough in 75th minute. 

Teenager, Patrik Gunnarsson replaced him and could therefore make his full debut here if Bentley is unavailable. 

Lewis Macleod (hamstring) and Rico Henry (foot) are both ruled out for the Bees.  

 

Form

Sheffield United enter this game with one defeat in their last 14 league games, keeping clean sheets in their last five. 

At home, the Blades are on a seven match winning run with no leaks at the back in their last six. 

Brentford enter this game off the back of their second away league win this season at Middlesbrough, and are unbeaten in 11 of their last 13 despite losing two of their last three on the road. 

 

Stat Attack 

  • Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Brentford (W2, D2).
  • The Blades haven’t lost any of their last five home clashes against the Bees (W2, D3). 
  • All of Sheffield United’s last five goals in this fixture have come from five different goal scorers. 

 

Prediction 

Sheffield United should dominate this game given their home form but if Brentford bide their time like they did against Boro at the weekend, they should snatch a good point. 

Either way, I am expecting an entertaining but hard fought battle with points shared apiece. 

Prediction: Sheffield United 1-1 Brentford

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