A place in the FA Cup quarter-finals is up for grabs this week as Sheffield United welcome home Bristol City. The match schedules for Wednesday evening at Bramall Lane, with kickoff at 1030 pm.
The Blades are currently bottom in the Premier League but have gained momentum in the past month leading to this clash. On the other hand, City remains in contention for promotion from Championship despite a poor run of form.
Chris Wilder’s men will turn their attention to the FA Cup after dismal performances in the Premier League. Their pick of form saw the side register three wins in their last six league matches – which is as many as they got from their last 27 matches.
Sheffield United defeated Bristol Rovers 3-2 in the FA cup third-round – their first win. It followed with a 2-1 home win against Plymouth Argyle last time out in the competition.
The win makes it five in eight competitions, although the Yorkshire side lost 2-1 to Chelsea in a league game full of talking points from Sunday evening. The charges are currently 12 points from safety, with 15 games to the end of the season.
Bristol City is another side looking to put past their recent Championship results to rest ahead of their clash. Their last outing ended in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City.
Sheffield United vs. Bristol City Head to Head
Both sides have 20 games against each other, with Sheffield United taking home seven wins, similar to Bristol City with seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea
Sheffield United 2-1 West Brom
Man City 1-0 Sheffield United
Man United 1-2 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle
Bristol City 0-2 Cardiff City
Brentford 3-2 Bristol City
Derby County 1-0 Bristol City
Bristol City 2-1 Bournemouth
Millwall 0-3 Bristol City
Sheffield United Team News
Chris Wilder contends the possibility of missing both Enda Stevens and Steven Baldock ahead of the clash. However, Ampadu, John Egan, and Chris Basham are likely contenders to feature this weekend.
Bristol City Team News
Andreas Wellman, Jay Dasilva, Tommy Rowe, and Callum O’Dowda will miss out on the trip to Bramall Lane. Striker Famara Diedhiou scored in his last three appearances for City in the FA Cup and will participate.
Prediction and Odds
United has a history to achieve by reaching FA Cup in three successive seasons and is currently in an uptown.
Sheffield United Town
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5