Sheffield United come up against visiting side Blackburn this coming Sunday at Bramall Lane in a FA Cup fixture.
The match this coming Sunday has all the makings of a tight battle as Sheffield United and Blackburn look to bag a crucial win in the process.
Sheffield United presents an average of just 1.6 goals per game in their last ten games. They scored a moderate 16times, while also conceding 14. This amounts to an average of 1.4 per game in which, they kept their opponents from scoring in three matches.
Blackburn managed a bearable 12 goals from their past ten games, creating an average of 1.2 goals per game. They conceded 15 goals in total, and while claiming two clean sheets, they conceded 1.5 goals an average per game.
Sheffield United and Blackburn have already met each other both times in the league this season. They each won their respective home matches. 3-0 in Sheffield and 1-0 in Blackburn.
Sheffield United vs Blackburn Prediction
Sheffield United Form
Sheffield United beat Reading by 0-1, lost 0-1 against Luton, before defeating Sunderland 1-2. Sheffield United 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 ten times, while letting in five themselves.
Their past three matches saw Blackburn beating Sheffield United 1-0, losing 3-2 against Stoke, and beating Reading by 2-1. In their last six FA Cup away matches, Blackburn have three wins, they've drawn one and lost one two. They scored eight while also conceding seven times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.
Sheffield United have built up a nice momentum, and we doubt Blackburn are capable of getting in the way of the home side at Bramall Lane, as we aim for the home win.
Sheffield United vs Blackburn Stats
- Sheffield United have scored in 21 of the last 23 home matches
- Sheffield United have scored in 20 of the last 22 matches
- Sheffield United have not lost 15 of the last 17 matches
- Sheffield United have won 8 of the last 9 home matches
- Sheffield United have not lost 11 of the last 13 home matches
- Blackburn have not lost the last 10 matches in a row
- Blackburn have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches
- In the last 4 away matches in a row Blackburn played, both teams scored
- In 9 of the last 11 Blackburn away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 7 of the last 8 Blackburn matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Sheffield United vs Blackburn Squads
Sheffield United Squad
Paul Heckingbottom will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Blackburn from the following players:
Davies, Brooks, Ahmedhodzic, Osborn, Sharp, Basham, Clark, Jebbison, Stevens, Maguire, Baldock, Ndiaye, Coulibaly, O'Connell, Robinson, McAtee, Bogle, Starbuck, Egan, Fleck, Gordon, Marsh, Lowe, McBurnie, Norwood, Arblaster, Brewster, Norrington-Davies, Sachdev, Berge, Doyle, Foderingham, Osula.
Listed below is the full squad of Blackburn players that the manager Jon Dahl Tomasson will choose from for the upcoming game:
Aidan Dowling, Aynsley Pears, Jordan Eastham, Thomas Kaminski, Ashley Phillips, Callum Brittain, Dan Pike, Daniel Ayala, Dominic Hyam, Harry Pickering, Hayden Carter, Jake Garrett, Lewis Travis, Scott Wharton, Tayo Edun, Adam Wharton, Bradley Dack, Clinton Mola, Ethan Walker, Joe Rankin-Costello, John Buckley, Sammie Szmodics, Tyler Morton, Tyrhys Dolan, Ben Brereton, Jack Vale, Ryan Hedges, Sam Gallagher, Sorba Thomas.
Sheffield United vs Blackburn Team News
Sheffield United might be looking at five missing players for their upcoming assignment against Blackburn.
Ismaila Cheick Coulibaly, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Jack O'Connell are all absent from the Sheffield United squad that faces Blackburn at Bramall Lane.
At the time of writing, Blackburn just have two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match this coming Sunday. For instance, Blackburn won't be able to field Jake Garrett as he serves out a ban following too many cards.
Callum Brittain won't be travelling with Blackburn this time, as he nurses an injury.
Sheffield United vs Blackburn Lineups
Sheffield United vs Blackburn H2H
Having never shared a season in the FA Cup in recent past, this is the first time Sheffield United comes up against Blackburn in this context.
Sheffield United vs Blackburn Betting Tips
Having scored just once in six FA Cup matches, Billy Sharp hope to rediscover his scoring instincts this coming Sunday. Simultaneously, Blackburn hope to see Daniel Ayala adding to his recent strike of a single goal in six FA Cup outings.
Sheffield United won eight of their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while losing two times. Blackburn won four of their last 10 games away from home, with three draws and three defeats as well. In their previous 10 away games Blackburn scored the opening goal six times, with Sheffield United getting the first goal in nine of their last 10 games on home soil.
Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Sheffield United’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.4 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Blackburn, who managed to score 1.4 times in those matches.