Sheffield United and Bristol City meet at Bramall Lane, in a match for the 21st day of the Championship. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. The last direct match between these two teams, on 02-14-2015, ended with victory of Sheffield United for (1-3). The Bristol City presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 12 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 37 points won. In their last match, they lost in an away match against Millwall by (3-1), after in the previous match they tied (1-1) at home, in a match against Birmingham City. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins and 5 losses in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 19 conceded. For the league, Sheffield United won 22 points out of 30 possible points, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Sheffield United is going through a difficult period in the season, since it has registered three consecutive games without beating, being that in the last match it lost against Millwall, by 3-1. The team led by Chris Wilder presents a great balance in their sectors, having scored on average 1.9 goals and suffered 1 goal per game at home. Leon Clarke is the great highlight of Sheffield United, with 13 goals. Everything indicates that Coutts, Freeman and Evans are still recovering from injury.
After 10 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 37 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Hull City, by (2-3). In the last match, they won in a home match against Middlesbrough, by (2-1). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the league, Bristol City won 19 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 9 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have regained the last 2. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 away matches for this competition: they have scored 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (76’-) 90 ‘).
The Bristol City is going through a period different from the adversary: at this time totals two successive wins in the championship and in the last game beat Middlesbrough 2-1. The strong point of Bristol City is mainly in the completion of the games away from home, as it scored on average 1.7 goals per game. The defensive line has also presented quality in the championship and suffered an average of 1.1 goals per game. Bobby Reid is the great highlight of the foreign team, with 10 goals scored. For this game coach Lee Johnson can not count on Djuric and O’Dowda, both injured.
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