ENGLAND – CHAMPIONSHIP: Bristol City vs Sheffield United match prediction
Tip Bristol City – Sheffield United
Sheffield United will be looking to keep alive their hopes of promotion when they travel to Bristol City for their next Championship game. Bristol City will go into the game placed 18th with 48 points and Sheffield sixth on 65 points. The home team is coming from a 1-0 win over Stoke City, only their third win in the last 10 matches. However, that win guaranteed them survival and nothing much can change for them in the remaining matches in the Championship. Perhaps they can try and improve defensively, having conceded two or more goals in three of their last five matches, and keeping just two clean sheets in the last 10 games. At home, they have no win in their last four matches, and both teams have scored in each of their last 10 home matches in the Championship. Bristol head into this game with back-to-back losses against Sheffield United.
Sheffield United are winless in their last two matches; the 2-1 loss to Reading in their most recent game was the second in the last five matches and they have lost quite some ground in their chase for promotion. Placed in the final promotion playoff slot, Sheffield know that a loss in this game may see them drop to eighth. They have played more games than the side right ahead of them, as well as the one behind them, which makes it even more complicated and with just three wins in the last 10 matches, the jitters are definitely there. Their away run isn’t the best either; Sheffield United have no win in their last five away matches in the Championship and have failed to score in four. In their last five away matches in the Championship, Sheffield have scored just one goal and have two clean sheets.
Key points Bristol City – Sheffield United
Sheffield United have no win in five away league matches.
Bristol have no win in their last four home matches.
Sheffield United failed to score in four of their last five away league matches.
Both teams have scored in Bristol’s last 10 home matches in the Championship.
Bristol are winless in their last two matches against Sheffield United.
ConclusionBRISTOL CITY – SHEFFIELD UNITED
Bristol City have struggled a bit in their recent home matches and go into this game winless in the last four games at their backyard. Sheffield United haven’t enjoyed a good run away from home either; they go into this game without a win in the last five away league games. Both sides are clearly not at their best and with the pressures that come at this late stage of the season, we will back this game to end in a draw.