EFL Championship: Game week 27
Stadium: Bramall Lane
14th January 2023
Sheffield United will play Stoke City at Bramall Lane on Saturday with the goal of increasing their lead at the top of the Championship table. Sheffield United is currently in the top promotion spots with a nine-point lead over Blackburn Rovers, while Stoke City is in 18th place. Both teams will come into the game fresh off wins in the FA Cup over the weekend.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Sheffield United’s Form
Last season, Sheffield United's attempt to secure promotion through the Championship play-off semi-final ended in disappointment as they were defeated by Nottingham Forest on penalties after the two legs ended in a 3-3 aggregate score. However, they have made a strong comeback this year and currently hold second place, nine points ahead of Blackburn. Despite a rough month of October with three defeats and three draws in seven matches, they have performed exceptionally well in recent months. They will enter their next home game with confidence following a convincing 2-0 win over Millwall in the FA Cup.
Sheffield United’s possible starting lineup
Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Clark; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, McAtee, Stevens; Ndiaye, Jebbison.
Stoke City’s Form
The Potters have had a rocky season, with 12 losses in their 26 matches leaving them in 18th place in the standings. However, they have recently secured a promising 3-0 victory over Hartlepool in the FA Cup, thanks to two own goals and a goal from Jacob Brown. This win has propelled them to the next round of the tournament. It will be tough for the visitors to face Sheffield United’s inform team.
Stoke City’s predicted lineup
Bonham; Wilmot, Souttar, Fox; Clarke, Thompson, Baker, Laurent, Tymon; Brown, Gayle.
Sheffield United vs Stoke City expert tips
As the Potters gear up for a fierce battle on the road, they find themselves in a challenging stretch of matches against one of the league's toughest opponents. Despite the Blades being without some key players, the odds are stacked against Stoke as they prepare to take on the home team at Bramall Lane. With a history of facing off against each other, the Blades have come out victorious in one match, while Stoke has claimed victory in two. Two matches have ended in a draw. The Blades have been on a roll lately and are unlikely to slip up against the Potters. However, the visitors will put up a fight, but in the end, the home team is expected to claim the win.