Our prediction for this Championship match:
Aesseal New York Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Rotherham United and Sheffield United, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. The Millers are desperate to secure the Championship survival, while the Blades are eyeing automatic promotion to the Premier League. The likes of Josh Vickers, Tom Eaves, Ben Wiles, and Georgie Kelly should miss out with injuries, while January signing Jordan Hugill is likely to make his Rotherham derby against Sheffield United.
Meanwhile, the visitors aim to stay in automatic promotion berth, and given their excellent form in January, away win should be considered. All Clark, Stevens, Baldock, Fleck, Brewster, Norrington-Davies, and O’Connell remain in the recovery room, but these players have not been sorely missed in recent weeks. Sheffield United boss were not active in the January transfer window, but the current squad should help the Bramall Lane outfit return to the Premier League.
Highlighted Player (Josh Vickers):
A product of Arsenal's youth academy, Josh Vickers, is an English footballer who plays for League One Club Lincoln City. The 6ft 2-inch goalkeeper's first appearance came for Isthmian League outfit Canvey Island having joined them on loan in August 2013. He went on to play over 30 games for the club before returning to Arsenal to sign his first professional contract.
His time at the Gunners was shortlived, however, and involved another loan to Conference South club Concord Rangers before making a permanent switch to Premier League side Swansea City in August 2015 on a two-year contract. In his time at Swansea, Vickers made zero appearances for the first team but did feature in the club's under-18 and under-23 team.
Vickers spent his 2016/2017 season on loan to Barnet, where he made his League One debut against Cambridge United on the 6th of August, 2016. Born on the 1st of December, 1995, the 23-year-old has featured 47 times for his current club Lincoln, on a contract that expires on the 30th of June, 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.