Sheffield United vs. Brentford

Sheffield United vs. Brentford Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Chris Wilder’s second attempt to clinch a win as the returning manager of Sheffield United takes place at Bramall Lane against Brentford on Saturday.

Match Preview

In their previous games, Sheffield United suffered a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool, while Brentford couldn’t hold onto their lead and succumbed to a 2-1 loss against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Chris Wilder’s return to Bramall Lane was dampened by Liverpool’s 2-0 victory. Despite a resilient performance, conceding goals to Virgil van Dijk and Dominik Szoboszlai led to a two-goal loss for the Blades.

While showing improvement from their previous 5-0 defeat against Burnley, Sheffield United still languish at the bottom of the Premier League table with just five points, making their situation precarious.

Brentford, after a promising start with Mbeumo’s goal against Brighton, saw a reversal in fortunes as Pascal Gross and Jack Hinshelwood turned the tide in Brighton’s favor.

With a spate of injuries, Brentford’s defense has faced challenges, reflected in their run of five games without a clean sheet. Despite this, Brentford has historically performed well against newly-promoted sides in the Premier League.

Team News:

Sheffield United faces absence from Oli McBurnie due to suspension, alongside multiple injury concerns including Oliver Norwood, Daniel Jebbison, Rhian Brewster, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Basham, John Egan, Tom Davies, and George Baldock.

Brentford has been hit by a series of injuries with key players like Rico Henry, Kevin Schade, Aaron Hickey, Kristoffer Ajer, and Nathan Collins out of contention.

Additionally, Ivan Toney is suspended, and the injury to Mbeumo adds to Brentford’s injury woes.

Possible Starting Lineups:

Sheffield United:

Foderingham;

Ahmedhodzic, Trusty, Robinson;

Bogle, Hamer, Souza, Lowe;

McAtee, Archer;

Osula

Brentford: (4-3-3)

Flekken;

Roerslev, Pinnock, Mee, Ghoddos;

Onyeka, Janelt, Norgaard;

Damsgaard, Maupay, Wissa

Prediction: Sheffield United 0-1 Brentford

Despite Sheffield United’s desire for points and potential uplift from Wilder’s return, Brentford’s resilience and recent performances may edge them as favorites.

With their injury concerns, Sheffield United could struggle to break through Brentford’s defense, leading to a narrow victory for the visiting team.

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