Sheffield United vs West Bromwich Albion (H)

Sheffield United welcome West Bromwich Albion in a remake of the battle of Bramall Lane this Friday evening where both sides are looking to enhance their position in the top six of the Sky Bet Championship.

Chris Wilder and Darren Moore will go head to head as they battle it out for a vital three points in the race for promotion to the Premier League.

United lost the Yorkshire derby against automatic promotion candidates Leeds United, but were unbeaten in three before that with one win and two draws. Since then they have collected three points last Saturday evening away to Reading. 

Meanwhile West Brom are unbeaten in four games, in a stretch that runs back to the start of November when the Baggies lost 1-0 to Hull City.

West Bromwich recently salvaged a last gasp controversial goal against local rivals and play-off chasing Aston Villa. Jay Rodriguez with a clear double handball that the officials clearly missed. West Brom remain a force to be reckoned with and are likely to name an unchanged side heading in to this game.

Sheffield United on the other hand have a selection dilemma on their hands. Billy Sharp scored a crucial goal in the encounter with Reading last weekend that saw his team score two in the last minutes to take all three points. Overall he is likely to get the nod, but perhaps over David McGoldrick, who’s finishing touch has been off in recent weeks, while it seems to be a matter of when not if for Connor Washingtons season to take off.

Prediction

Sheffield United 1 – 1 West Brom

Having lost a large amount of their games to top of the table competitors, it would be hard to back Sheffield United in this one. However, home advantage and looking to return back to positive ways at least at home should see this finish a draw. 1 – 1.

Picture Credit: Sheffield United

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