Our prediction for this Championship match:
Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United, the two teams who defeated Cardiff City and Preston respectively at the weekend, face each other in a postponed Championship game at John Smith’s Stadium. The Terrors are one point away from securing the survival and we are positive that they will adopt a defence-minded approach in Thursday’s clash. Joseph Hungbo is pushing for a start after scoring the opener off the bench against Cardiff, while all Ryan Allsop, Callum ODowda, Callum Robinson, and Jamilu Collins remain in the recovery room.
The Blades, on the other hand, are eyeing their fifth consecutive league win. Sheffield United, though, have already secured automatic promotion, meaning that they should be happy with one point from the match as well. Both Fleck and McBurnie are likely to return to the starting line-up, speaking of the visiting team, while all Brewster, Norrington-Davies, O’Connell, and Osborn remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Danny Ward):
Daniel Ward is a goalkeeper who was born on 22 June, 1993 in Wrexham, Wales. The 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper is a product of Wrexham Academy, but he did not make his senior debut for the club. After spending the 2010/2011 season at Tamworth, Danny Ward returned to Wrexham and on 30 January, 2012 he joined Liverpool for a fee of £100,000.
He made just two league appearances for the Anfield outfit and in 2015 he signed a loan deal with Morecambe. On 23 June he signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool, but he was soon sent on loan to Aberdeen. He played 21 games for the Scottish outfit and on 11 July, 2016 he signed a season-long deal with Championship team Huddersfield Town.
Danny Ward has 4 caps for Wales U21 team and he made his senior debut for the Dragons in a friendly against Northern Ireland on 24 March, 2016. Ward represented his homeland at the 2016 European Championship finals in France as he started the game against Slovakia.
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.