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The Championship meeting at Bramall Lane on Saturday will see home side Sheffield United play against Stoke City.
All Sheffield United v Stoke City match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Sheffield United will be hoping for a better result after a 2-1 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Bournemouth.
In that game, Sheffield United had 59% possession and 10 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Sheffield United was Morgan Gibbs-White (56'). On the other side, Bournemouth had 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Dominic Solanke (62') and Philip Billing (65') scored for Bournemouth.
It has not been often in recent games where Sheffield United haven’t conceded. The facts show that Sheffield United have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals on the way. That trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, though.
Their past results show that Sheffield United:
- have not been beaten in the league by Stoke City in their last 2 matches.
- have left without a victory over Stoke City in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Stoke City will go into this game following on from a 1-0 Championship win with the eclipse of West Bromwich Albion in their previous fixture.
In that game, Stoke City had 56% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Stoke City was Nick Powell (79'). For their opponents, West Bromwich Albion got 11 shots on goal with 2 on target.
In their last 6 clashes, Stoke City have amassed the sum of 9 goals. Stoke City have also scored on each one of those occasions. During that period, their defenders have had 5 goals scored by their opponents.
Pre-game facts show that Stoke City:
- have not been beaten by Sheffield United in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 31/12/2005 tells us that Sheffield United have won 2 of these games & Stoke City 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A sum of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 of them from The Blades and 8 for The Potters. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The previous league clash between the two was Championship match day 46 on 05/05/2019 when it ended Stoke City 2-2 Sheffield United.
In that game, Stoke City had 51% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Sam Vokes (19') and Shawcross (69').
Sheffield United got 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Kieran Dowell (48') and Enda Stevens (77') scored.
The referee was Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Sheffield United
Sander Berge (Hamstring Injury), Jack O'Connell (Knee Surgery) and Oliver McBurnie (Metatarsal Fracture) will not be able to play for Sheffield United gaffer Slaviša Jokanović.
Team News: Stoke City
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill has to currently contend with reduced team options. Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Back Injury) and Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
In our view, Stoke City must be fancied to score a goal against this Sheffield United team, however it realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 victory for Sheffield United at full-time. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bramall Lane (32,050)
Captain: Billy Sharp
Chairman: Yusuf Giansiracusa
Manager: Slaviša Jokanović
Competitions: Championship position 14
⭐ Star Man: Billy Sharp
Mostly played in the Striker position, Billy Sharp was born in Sheffield, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Sheffield United in the 2004 - 2005 season, the talented Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.