Sheffield United and Sunderland set for a tight encounter

    Sheffield United vs Sunderland - 17/08/2022

    Sheffield United and Sunderland set for a tight encounter
    16/08/22 3059

    On Wednesday night, Sheffield United and Sunderland clash at Bramall Lane in the Championship as both teams attempt to move up the second-tier table.

    Sheffield United

    The Blades could not have made a more inconsistent start to the new league campaign, as the Yorkshire team has won one, drawn one and lost one of their three matches in the Championship. Last time out in the league, they drew 2-2 at Middlesbrough.

    The draw means that the Blades have won just one of their previous five matches in the English second tier, a run which included losing both games in the semi-finals of last season’s play-offs.

    The Blades still have a decent current home record despite their poor recent results in the Championship, as they have won six of their last nine matches in the English second tier. The Yorkshire outfit has also kept clean sheets in three of their previous four league games at Bramall Lane.

    Sunderland

    Like their hosts, the north east team has experienced mixed fortunes so far in the new Championship campaign. However, Alex Neil’s team are unbeaten in their three outings in the second tier this season, picking up two wins and a draw.

    A 2-2 draw against QPR last time out means that the Black Cats are unbeaten in their last four league matches, which dates back to their previous spell in the Championship.

    Sunderland have been difficult to beat of late on their travels in the second tier, losing just one of their last five away games in the Championship. Their recent away matches in the competition have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their previous five away matches in the Championship.

    What does Forebet predict?

    Forebet predicts that this game will produce a relatively tight match, ending in a low-scoring draw with very little between the two teams.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Forebet
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Odds
    Score
    Live
    odds
    CH
    343631
    X1-1
    1 - 1
    2.20
    17°
    3.75
    1.70 3.75 5.00 no no no
    FT
    2 - 1(1 - 0)
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