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Sheffield United head to Stadium of Light on Wednesday for the Championship clash with hosts Sunderland.
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📏 Form Guide
Sunderland will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 Championship triumph against Norwich City.
In that game, Sunderland had 28% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sunderland was Abdoullah Ba (15'). Norwich City got 17 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
Sunderland haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 8 during that time while also conceding a total of 10. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sunderland:
- have not registered a win against Sheffield United in their previous 3 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Luton Town in Championship action, Sheffield United and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Sheffield United managed 60% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Luton Town had 6 shots on goal with 1 on target. Carlton Morris (53') was the scorer for Luton Town.
For 5 of the previous six clashes featuring Sheffield United, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game in that period works out to just 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by The Blades equalling 0.83.
↔️ Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 28/09/2004 shows us that Sunderland have won 2 of these games & Sheffield United 4, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 4 of them for The Black Cats and 8 being from The Blades. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Championship match day 4 on 17/08/2022 when it ended Sheffield United 2-1 Sunderland.
In that match, Sheffield United had 61% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorers were Anel Ahmedhodžić (33') and Max Lowe (47').
Sunderland had 4 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Lynden Gooch (55') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by James Linington.
📋 Team News: Sunderland
Ross Stewart (Achilles tendon surgery), Elliot Embleton (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Corry Evans (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for Sunderland gaffer Tony Mowbray.
It’s our opinion that The Black Cats may well use a 4-2-3-1 formation this time, handing starts to Anthony Patterson, Trai Hume, Daniel Ballard, Danny Batth, Luke O'Nien, Daniel Neil, Edouard Michut, Patrick Roberts, Abdoullah Ba, Jack Clarke and Joe Gelhardt.
📰 Team News: Sheffield United
In an otherwise available squad, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom to be concerned about. Jack O'Connell (Knee Surgery) misses out for this game.
There’s a good chance that The Blades appear most likely to play in a 5-3-2 lineup, going with Wesley Foderingham, John Egan, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Jack Robinson, George Baldock, Max Lowe, Sander Berge, Thomas Doyle, James McAtee, Iliman Ndiaye and Daniel Jebbison.
Here, we’re thinking that Sunderland may not find it easy to get anything against this Sheffield United side who we think should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Sheffield United at the conclusion of the game.
There should be little in it.
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Peter Guest, 02:00 11/03/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadium of Light (49,000)
Captain: Corry Evans
Chairman: Kyril Louis-Dreyfus
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Competitions: Championship position 11
🔑 Star Player: Jack Clarke
Mostly played in the Left Wing position, Jack Clarke was born in York, England. Having played his first senior match for Leeds United in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has hit 7 league goals in the Championship 2022 - 2023 season to date from a total of 34 appearances.
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