Sheffield Utd vs Burton Prediction & Picks (13.03.2018)



Sheffield United and Burton Albion meet at Bramall Lane, in a match for the 35th round of the Championship. Sheffield United won away by (1-3), in the last league head-to-head, played on 17-11-2017. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. In spite of being a match between 6º and 23º of the table, in fact it is a confrontation between 6º classified in parties in house and 15º as visitor.

Sheffield United:

The home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 55 points won, after 17 wins, 4 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Hull City, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Reading, by (1-3). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the league, Sheffield United won 14 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 17 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 17 matches they played ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 34 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 15 times and only managed 1 comeback.

The Sheffield United leaves for this game with a victory in the field of the Reading, by 1-3, adding like this according to triumph in the last three parties disputed. At this time the locals are still fighting for a place in the play-offs of promotion to the Premier League. Playing in their stadium, the locals register two consecutive wins, against QPR and Leeds.

Normally the trainer Chris Wilder acts in 4-5-2, privileging the possession of ball and the attacks organized through the flanks, especially the right: Stevens offers great depth to the game of Sheffield United. On the other hand, Leon Clarke is the player that stands out until now, with 15 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have the injured Freeman.

Burton Albion:

After 7 wins, 8 draws and 19 losses, the away team is currently in the 23 rd position, with 29 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Barnsley, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Millwall, by (0-1). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 20 points in away matches and 13 at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 26 conceded in away matches, against 13 goals scored and 34 conceded at home. In the last 10 away matches for the championship Burton Albion has 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 17 matches). In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 17 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the score in 8 of its last 34 matches for the Championship, of these 8 came to rest in advantage in 5 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 6. In 34 matches in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 20 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The Burton Albion leaves for this game with a defeat at home against Millwall, by 0-1, placing a final point to the three games in a row without losing in the championship. It is important to underline that the visitors added a victory in the last game away from home, triumphing against Barnsley by 1-2. It is important to note that visitors desperately occupy the descent zone, with only 29 points won.

In this away game, coach Nigel Clough must maintain his usual tactical scheme, that is, 4-3-3, Darren Bent being the team’s most offensive reference. On the other hand, Lloyd Dyer is the great highlight so far, with 5 goals scored. The defensive set pieces and the aerial game are some aspects that have caused headaches to the visiting coach. For this game the coach can not count on Boyce, player, who is recovering from injury.

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