The two sides that finished in the Championship’s top two last season meet at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon as Sheffield United host Norwich City.
They’ve had contrasting fortunes since making it up to the top flight last season; Sheffield United have an outside chance of qualifying for the Champions League, miraculously, while Norwich come into this weekend’s set of fixtures bottom of the table and facing a gargantuan task if they’re to avoid relegation.
Sheffield United had a weekend off last week with their match against Aston Villa postponed due to the League Cup final, but they returned to action in midweek, pushed to extra time in the FA Cup by Reading but eventually won out through Billy Sharp scoring the match-winner.
David McGoldrick also scored a rare goal at the Madejski, after just two minutes. He’ll likely continue to be a vital outlet for Blades here, but he’s not scored a Premier League goal in over 1300 minutes.
It’s a fully-fit squad available for the hosts here, who will be continue to keep their strong form going, only losing to Liverpool and Man City (twice) over the past three months in the league.
Norwich, meanwhile, will be full of confidence after going away to Tottenham and winning on penalties in midweek, and getting a well-deserved 1-0 win over third-place Leicester last Friday.
The Canaries remain bottom but they’re now within six points of safety and have given themselves half a chance of staying up.
We recommend backing Sheffield United to win, with both teams to score. Chris Wilder’s Blades are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Norwich, winning three and drawing one. In all four of those meetings, the Canaries have scored, though.
Sheffield United to win and both teams to score – 11/4 with bet365
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