Sheffield United are set to play against Bristol City at Bramall Lane on Tuesday in the Championship. The home team has had a successful campaign and is getting closer to returning to the Premier League. In their previous league game, Sheffield came from behind to beat Cardiff City 4-1, showing an impressive performance. They currently hold the second spot in the league with 79 points from 41 games.
On the other hand, Bristol City has been struggling in the league lately, but their top-flight status looks safe. They suffered a 2-0 defeat against Watford in their last game and missed several chances to score. Despite the loss, the visitors believe they deserved a better outcome. Bristol City sits at 14th in the league table with 53 points.
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Sheffield United-Bristol City match preview
On Tuesday night, Sheffield United will host Bristol City at Bramall Lane with an aim to solidify their hold on the second position in the Championship table. They have a five-point lead over the third-placed Luton Town in the promotion battle. Bristol City, on the other hand, are at 14th place and sit 10 points adrift of playoff spots and 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
While Sheffield United are still in contention for the Championship title, their primary objective is to secure automatic promotion by maintaining their hold on the second spot. They will be facing Bristol City at Bramall Lane, coming off a 4-1 win against Cardiff City last weekend, with goals from James McAtee, Jack Robinson, Iliman Ndiaye, and Ciaran Clark.
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Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Davies; Baldock, Egan, Robinson; Bogle, Berge, Doyle, Lowe; McAtee, McBurnie, Ndiaye
Bristol City possible starting lineup:
O’Leary; Tanner, Vyner, Pring, Dasilva; King, James; Cornick, Weimann, Bell; Wells
Bristol City and Sheffield United have faced each other 20 times since 1994, with Bristol City winning 8 of those matches and 2 ending in a draw.
- Bristol City wins: 8
- Sheffield United wins: 10
- Draws: 2
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Sheffield United-Bristol City prediction
Sheffield United have been in good form recently, winning five out of their last six games in all competitions. They have won their last three home games, which will give them confidence going into the upcoming match.
Bristol City, on the other hand, have not been doing well lately, with two consecutive games without a win and just one win in their last six games. They have won only one of their last seven away games, which could make them vulnerable to defeat in this game.
Prediction: Sheffield United 2-0 Bristol City
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Date, kick-off time, venue
Sheffield United will take on Bristol City on April 18, 2023 at 18:45 UTC at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield City, England.