Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sheffield United will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Luton Town when they take on Peterborough United at Weston Homes Stadium. The Blades do not want to give up on their playoffs dream, and a win over Peterborough will see them keep their top-six finish hopes alive. Both Morgan Gibbs-White and Jack O’Connell are sidelined with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the away team.
The Posh, on the other hand, are sitting in the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Sheffield Utd. Peterborough did well to hold Birmingham City to a 2-2 draw in midweek, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s game. All Butler, Cornell, Edwards, Kanu, and Randall should miss out with injuries for the away side. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on Sheffield United, who are more of a team than Peterborough United.
Highlighted Player (David Cornell):
Born in Waunarlwydd, Wales on March 28, 1991, David Cornell is a goalkeeper who plays for Northampton Town in the League Two. The 180-cm tall shot-stopper is a product of the Swansea City football school, but he did not make any appearances for the Swans at senior level.
Cornell played for the likes of Port Talbot Town, Hereford United, St. Mirren, and Portsmouth on loan before signing a permanent contract with Oldham Athletic in the 2015/2016 season. In the summer of 2016, he joined Northampton Town on a two-year deal.
Speaking of his international career, David Cornell has three caps with the Wales U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. The Northampton Town goalkeeper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. He has a contract with the Cobblers until June 30, 2020.
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.