EFL Championship: Game Week 46
Stadium: St Andrew's
8th May 2023
Birmingham City is set to host Sheffield United on Monday at St Andrew's. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Birmingham City form
Last Saturday, Birmingham suffered a 2-0 defeat to Coventry City, who are vying for promotion and failed to impress their 5,000 fans who had travelled to support them. The Sky Blues took the lead within three minutes with a goal from Josh Eccles, and Viktor Gyokeres scored the second from a penalty after Jordan James was deemed to have handled the ball in the penalty area.
Birmingham has lost three of their last four games, causing their season to lose steam. However, fans of the team are grateful that they are not struggling to avoid relegation, which is a situation that the team is used to. The team is currently in 17th place in the Championship standings, but a win in the final game of the season could move them up to as high as 15th.
Although Birmingham has not been able to secure a top-half finish, their ability to avoid a relegation battle has been a positive surprise for everyone involved with the team.
Birmingham City Predicted Lineup
Etheridge; Colin, Long, Dean, Trusty; Bielik, James; Graham, Bellingham, Khadra; Jutkiewicz
Sheffield United Form
On Thursday night, Sheffield United lost their first match in five games to Huddersfield Town, who were managed by Neil Warnock, courtesy of a 59th-minute goal from Danny Ward. The Blades secured promotion to the Premier League for the second time with a 2-0 home win against West Bromwich Albion. This season, forward duo Iliman Ndiaye and Oli McBurnie have been crucial in United's automatic promotion, scoring 26 goals in the Championship between them. Despite this, seven of the 11 losses for the Blades have been away from Bramall Lane. As a result, Birmingham fans will be hopeful of a surprise victory to end the season. With a win at St Andrew's, Sheffield United can break the 90-point barrier and are expected to put on a good performance for their loyal following in the Second City.
Sheffield United's possible lineup
Foderingham; Egan, Basham, Robinson; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Lowe; McAtee, Ndiaye, Jebbison
Birmingham City vs Sheffield United Expert Tips
Birmingham has managed to avoid relegation once again, and the fans are expected to be in a positive and celebratory mood ahead of the club's planned summer takeover. Sheffield United, on the other hand, has been playing some exciting football since securing their place in the top two. It is anticipated that the match on Monday will be a high-scoring affair. Expect more than 2.5 goals in the game and Sheffield to come out on top.