Our prediction for this Championship match:
Cardiff City and Sheffield United go head to head at Cardiff City Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting Championship game. The Bluebirds dropped a one-goal advantage in a 3-2 loss to Hull City on Tuesday evening, and, as a result, they are still sitting in the danger zone. Northern Ireland forward Gavin Whyte could earn a spot in the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the midweek defeat, while all Isaak Davies, Ebou Adams, and Jamilu Colins are out of contention with injuries.
The Blades, on the other hand, failed to extend their winning run to four games, with the team suffering a shocking 1-0 loss to Rotherham at home. Sheffield United are eager to retain their spot in top two, and seeing that Cardiff City experienced all sorts of problems at the back against the Tigers, away win should be considered. Both Chris Basham and Billy Sharp should be recalled to the starting XI, while there are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Callum Robinson):
Born in Northampton, Callum Robinson started his career at Aston Villa. Having gone through the youth ranks with the Villans, Robinson was given his first-team debut in 2013. As a product of the Aston Villa academy, Robinson unfortunately never got a chance to prove his worth at the club and ended up playing no less than 4 league appearances during his three-year stay at Villa Park.
Various loan spells – at Preston North End on two occasions and Bristol City – brought mixed fortunes for the striker up until 2016 when he sealed a permanent move with the Lillywhites. Robinson represented England at U16, U17, U19 and U20 levels but raised plenty of eyebrows when he declared for the Republic of Ireland in March 2018 through his late grandmother who was from Monaghan.
The striker made his senior team breakthrough in Republic of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Celtic in Scott Brown’s testimonial match and will be hoping to prove doubters wrong and prove his motive is bigger than career opportunism.
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 Wigan 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 neighbors 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.