Our football match prediction:
Sheffield United impressed in the League One last term and, as a result, they secured automatic promotion to the Championship. The Blades return to the English second tier and, no doubt, fans will pack Bramall Lane for the opening match of the new season. Sheffield United take on Brentford in their opener and we predict that the newcomers are going to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match. Brentford, on the other hand, have established themselves as a top-table side in the Championship and the team’s goal remains unchanged (promotion). The club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window, with the likes of Neal Maupay, Kamohelo Mokotjo and Ollie Watkins joining the club and we would not be surprised if the visitors pick up all three points from the Bramall Lane showdown. In their last meeting in Sheffield the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Lafferty):
Daniel Lafferty is a Northern Ireland footballer who plays for Burnley. He signed a deal with Celtic in 2006, but was never handed a first-team debut for the Scottish giants. In 2010 he joined Derry City and it has to be noted that he scored seven goals in 46 appearances for the Irish outfit. Two years later, on 30 January 2012, Lafferty signed contract with Burnley for an undisclosed fee. The left back made no more than one appearance for the Clarets in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign and, as a result, he decided to join Rotherham United on a one-month loan in March, 2015. Seven months later he was sent on loan to Oldham Athletic and he played 15 matches for the League One club. Nonetheless, he returned to Burnley in 2016. Daniel Lafferty made his Northern Ireland debut on 2 June, 2012 in a 6-0 defeat to Netherlands. However, he did not make the Northern Ireland roster for the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300. The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition. Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have always been marred by crowd violence. The colour of Brenftord’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.