Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Millwall Burton Albion put an end to their three-game losing run in the Championship. The Brewers showed character in the away win over the Lions and, as a result, they escaped the relegation zone. Burton aim to keep on climbing the standings, but Friday’s football game against Sheffield United will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The Blades have been playing above expectations in the 2017/2018 Championship campaign, but they are now considered one of the main favourites to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. The Bramall Lane outfit rolled over Hull City 4-1 in their last league match and we predict that they will retain their spot in top two with a victory over the relegation-threatened team. When the two teams met in the League One last year Burton recorded a 1-0 win over Sheffield United, thus the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highligted Player (John McLaughin):
John McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Burton Albion. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since. John McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship. John McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield United):
Sheffield United are a professional football club that compete in the Championship. The Blades finished the 2016/2017 League One campaign in top position in the standings, with the team collecting exactly 100 points in the process. Sheffield United last competed in the Premier League in the 2006/2007 season and they were more than unfortunate not to secure the top flight survival. The Blades finished the season in 18th place in the process and it has to be noted that they were level on points with Wigaan Athletic, who managed to avoid the relegation to the English second tier. Sheffield United welcome their rivals at Bramal Lane, the stadium which was opened on April 30, 1855. The current capacity of the venue is 32.702. The club have numerous rivalries, but the most notable one is the rivalry with their city neighbours Sheffield Wednesday. The two teams face each other in the Steel City derby and it has to be noted that United share rivalry with the likes of Barnsley, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United as well.