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“THIS. IS. HUGE. There’s very little between the sides overall but despite Boro’s excellent home results, the form is with Sheffield Utd. This should be a tense tussle with a bit of added emotion via the Chris Wilder backstory. A draw would be a good one for Boro you feel but a win for either side could take them up to 4th in the table – it’s so tight, it’s so tense.
I can’t wait.“

“Google told me these things about the game:

  • Sheffield have a 46% chance of winning the game, with Boro having 26% chance.
  • Sheffield Utd have won 7 of their last 9 home games against Boro (D1, L1)
  • Boro are looking to complete their first league double over Sheffield since the 2010-11 season
  • Paul Heckingbottom has lost each of his previous two football league meetings with Chris Wilder, in Aug 2017 with Barnsley and Feb 2018 with Leeds.
  • Wilder has won each of his last 6 league games against sides he has managed previously (4 against Oxford and 2 against Northampton). “

“Sheffield Utd have failed to score 4 times and only scored once in 5 of their home matches this season, thus if Boro can score one maybe that will be enough for at least a share of the spoils.”

“We underwhelmed against Barnsley, deservedly beat Spurs and had to grind out a result in a battle against Luton. Who knows which Boro side will turn up or indeed which Blades side which I guess is why the Championship Play offs is still wide open down to as low as even Blackpool in 14th. “

“Tough game this
I fancy Boro, and the play off places fight really is hotting up.”

“I think we will do very well to come away with a point.”

“they have not lost at home since October , so a tough place to go , depends which Boro show up”

“Unfortunately Boro haven’t been showing up away from home lately.”

“I will take a point now but fear the blades may edge it.”

“I’d be very pleased with a draw but based on Sheffield’s home form and our away form then Sheffield should win.”

“Our demise to mid-table commences here. Away form has been woeful with the home form papering over the cracks.”

“Can’t see where the next point is coming from looking at our next 3 games”

“Bit over the top. we’re just as capable of getting 7 points out of the next 3 games as we are of getting 0. It’s hardy set in stone that we’re going to lose all 3.
We’re on a bad run away from home right now obviously, but we have the ability to turn that round”

“At this stage of the season it’s all about getting results but that means scoring goals and we need to find a Forward line set up that can score now and not needing further development time. We can’t keep relying on Watmore having a busy 20 minute spell or Crooks arriving late in the box.”

“It is my belief that we would already be on 58 points had we played them earlier before the cancellation, we were in the “Sonni” run and their form was pretty poor, though it picked up since then.”

“If Sheff Utd play as they did on Friday then we should have a reasonable chance of getting at least a point. I think they were second best to Forest for most of the game. You’d have to figure they’d have a reaction to that one though.”

“I feel that Sheffield Utd are like Wiley Coyote running off the edge of the cliff. They haven’t noticed yet but I like to think they’re just about to look down and plummet.”

“They are poor against top sides. Too dependent on Billy sharp up top and at his age he can’t play every game and for the full 90. Boro, Blackburn, Huddersfield and Sheff U in play offs for me. I don’t have any fear in those teams in the play offs in fact I’d make us marginal favourites based on performances against the better sides. “

“It’s another Biggest Match of the Season (TM). In theory, Sheffield Utd are under a bit more pressure for a win than us. They are behind us and a draw keeps it that way. They really have to beat us. If they lose, doubts will creep in them for them. From our point of view, a draw keeps us ahead of a direct rival but risks us dropping out of the play-off places depending on results elsewhere. No pressure then.Oddly, I have a feeling that we come out on top of this. I think Sheffield Utd may be dreading this match: they have been on a fantastic run but it’s going to come to an end at some point so Bramall Lane may be edgy.”

By Roy

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