Sheffield Utd are out to consolidate their place inside the top four of the Championship table, when stepping up against Birmingham for a match on Saturday. Birmingham no doubt have a surprise in mind, but a win for Sheffield Utd nevertheless seems the likely outcome. The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Sheffield Utd came away as 1-2 winners. No doubt they are planning a similar outcome this coming Saturday.
The current difference in the Championship standings between the two teams clashing at Bramall Lane this coming Saturday is 11 points.
Although Birmingham trail Sheffield Utd by double digits, beating the Championship leaders could hand them a serious confidence boost.
When it comes to goal-scoring Sheffield Utd could be more prolific, scoring 19 times in their previous ten games. That is an average of 1.9 goals per game in which, they conceded five times. This is an average of 0.5 a game, achieving a clean sheet in six games.
Birmingham scored eight goals, conceded ten and kept their opponents from scoring three times in ten matches.
Sheffield Utd vs Birmingham Prediction
In their last three outings, Sheffield Utd won 0-2 against Hull, beat Swansea by 0-1 and hammered Preston 0-2. Sheffield Utd showed little mercy in their past six matches at Bramall Lane, of which they won five, drew none and lost once. They hit the target 16 times, while letting in three themselves.
They opened the season hopeful of medals, but in current form Sheffield Utd even deserves a mention when talking about the title.
Birmingham look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 0-1 and 2-3 winners against Preston and West Bromwich, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Coventry, who claimed a point in a 0-0 draw. Birmingham claimed two wins against two draws and two defeats in their last six away matches in the Championship. The scoreline from these matches reads six goals conceded and five scored.
Staying clear of finishing inside the relegation zone is probably the best Birmingham can aim for this season. Each and every point counts from the word go.
Sheffield Utd and Birmingham are mostly leaning towards matches shy on goals, as it seems that not conceding is more important than attempting to score. This indicates a close encounter is on the menu on Saturday.
Sheffield Utd scored nine goals and conceded two in their last five games against teams from the bottom half of the Championship table. They collected 13 points and four victories.
Sheffield Utd vs Birmingham Stats
- Sheffield United have not lost 18 of the last 20 home matches
- Sheffield United have scored in 17 of the last 19 home matches
- Sheffield United have not lost the last 8 matches in a row
- Sheffield United have won 6 of the last 7 matches
- Sheffield United have won 6 of the last 7 home matches
- Birmingham have conceded in 11 of the last 13 away matches
- Birmingham have not won 7 of the last 9 matches
- Birmingham have conceded in 8 of the last 10 matches
- Birmingham have not won 6 of the last 8 away matches
- Birmingham have not lost the last 3 matches in a row
Sheffield Utd vs Birmingham Team News
Sheffield Utd could have as many as nine players on the injured and absent list, when they face up to Birmingham on Saturday.
Max Lowe, John Fleck, Ciaran Clark, Ben Osborn, Jack Robinson, Enda Stevens, Adam Davies, Jayden Bogle and Jack O'Connell are missing from the squad, Sheffield Utd will field against Birminghamon Saturday.
Birmingham have an almost full squad of players to choose from ahead of their next match this coming Saturday, as just two players seem to be forced up in the stands.
Names like Nico Gordon and Harlee Dean most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Sheffield Utd.
Sheffield Utd vs Birmingham H2H
Sheffield Utd won 2-1 against Birmingham, whereas Birmingham claimed a 1-0 win in their most recent matches. Trying to pick a winner from their h2h is a tough task as neither side have been able to fully dominate their coming opponent. Birmingham won five of the previous ten encounters, whereas Sheffield Utd claimed three points two times in these ten matches. The bookies have Birmingham to win this match at best price odds of 7.00.
Sheffield Utd vs Birmingham Results
In the past ten matches between home side Sheffield Utd and Birmingham both teams found the back of the net five times. Best priced odds on both teams to score with the bookies are at 2.00.
Sheffield Utd vs Birmingham Betting Tips
It is difficult to look past Scott Hogan, when searching for a goalscorer, as he is seems in wonderful shape. He hit the target four times in recent Championship matches for Birmingham, with a total for the season saying five goals scored in this Championship campaign. With four goals lately for Sheffield Utd in the Championship, Oliver McBurnie is also a player to look out for.
Sheffield Utd collected seven wins, drew one and lost two in the 10 most games across all tournaments at Bramall Lane. Birmingham won three of their previous 10 away, drew two and lost five times. Whereas Birmingham scored the opening goal in two of their last 10 away games, Sheffield Utd scored the first goal seven times in 10 at Bramall Lane.
Over 2.5 goals happened four times in the past ten encounters between Sheffield Utd and Birmingham, with Sheffield Utd scoring 1.1 goals on average per game. Birmingham averaged one goal, while both teams scored five times. Sheffield Utd witnessed over 2.5 goals in four of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.9 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals appeared in four of the last ten matches that Birmingham played across all tournaments this season. They scored 1.2 times on average in the process.