Our football match prediction:
Following three consecutive wins in the Championship, Sheffield United suffered a 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers in their last league fixture. The Blades dropped to third place in the standings, but they are only two points behind league leaders Wolverhampton ahead of Saturday’s football match against Hull City. Sheffield United have been producing terrific displays at home this season and they are after their fourth consecutive win at their Bramall Lane. Their rivals Hull City experienced all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back defeats to the likes of Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough and they are surely low on confidence ahead of the trip to Sheffield. The Blades are more of a team than the Tigers and we predict that the hosts will return to winning ways in the Championship on Matchday 16. Experienced attacker Billy Sharp, who has netted six goals to date, is likely to return to the starting line-up and he should pose a big threat for Hull City defenders.
Highlighted Player (Richard Stearman):
Born in Wolverhampton, England on August 19, 1987 Richard Stearman is a defender who represented the Three Lions at youth level. Stearman has four caps for England U21 team and he played nine games for the under-17 squad as well. The 191-cm-tall footballer is a product of Leicester City football academy and he made his first-team debut with the club on October 30, 2004 in a goalless draw with Cardiff City. The English defender scored five goals in 211 appearances in the league for the Foxes before joining Wolverhampton in the summer of 2008. He signed a four-year deal with the Wolves and he made his debut for the club on August 9, 2008 in a 2-2 draw with Plymouth. From 2015 to 2017 he played for Fulham and at the end of the 2016/2017 Championship campaign he joined Sheffield United. Richard Sterman’s main position is centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450. Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider. Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.