Friday 14th December, Bramall Lane. 8:00pm.
West Bromwich Albion will be looking to build on their controversial 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last Friday as they take on another promotion rival in Sheffield United on Friday night.
Jay Rodriguez struck a late equaliser with Albion, despite the ball seeming to hit his hand before going in.
The derby day draw means Darren Moore’s side head to Yorkshire five games unbeaten.
Following a really strong start to the campaign, Sheffield United have seemed to go off the boil in recent weeks.
A 2-0 victory away at Reading last Saturday evening means that Chris Wilder’s men have jumped back into 3rd in the Championship.
Both sides know that a win is huge if they are to stay in the play-offs going into a busy festive period.
Kyle Bartley is again set to miss out on the game through injury. Albion are awaiting news on Hal Robson-Kanu and James Morrison who missed the home game with Villa with slight knocks.
Ben Woodburn is the only absentee for the home side. Striker Leon Clarke returned in their last game against Reading.
Albion: Johnstone; Adarabioyo, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs; Livermore, Barry, Phillips; Barnes, Gayle, Rodriguez.
Blades: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstrum, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Washington.
Just like last Friday this will be a real tough test for Albion. But Darren Moore’s men have performed well against the top sides in recent weeks. This will be a similar side and system that took to the pitch in a 4-1 win against Leeds United. I’m hoping Albion will play well enough and have enough quality in the side to get all three points. 2-1 Albion.
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