Our prediction for this Championship match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 4-1 win over Cardiff City, Sheffield United will look to move one step closer to securing automatic promotion when they face Bristol City on Tuesday evening. The Blades are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win the midweek clash. Fit-again defender Ciaran Clark is pushing for a start, while Wesley Foderingham is banned for the match. The likes of Rhys Norrington-Davies, Ben Osborn, Enda Stevens, Rhian Brewster, and Jack O’Connell remain in the recovery room.
The Robins, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the table with little to play for in the remainder of the season. Bristol City are not regarded as good travellers, and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Sheffield United’s party at Bramall Lane. All Joe Williams, Tomas Kalas, Rob Atkinson, and Ayman Benarous remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Oliver Norwood):
Oliver Norwood is a Reading midfielder who began his youth career at Manchester United. Norwood made his debut for the reserve team against Middlesbrough in November, 2007, but he did not get a chance to play for the first team. After ending his loan spell with Coventry City in 2012, the 180-cm-tall midfielder signed a contract with Huddersfield Town.
Oliver Norwood scored eight goals in 80 league appearances for the club between 2012 and 2014. Later in 2014 he joined Reading for an undisclosed fee and he made his debut for the Royals against Nottingham Forest on 23 August, 2014.
Norwood was born in Burnley, England and he has six caps for England U16 team. He played three games for the U17 team as well, but he then decided to represent Northern Ireland as his heritage is Northern Irish. Norwood made his debut for the Green and White Army on 11 August, 2010, in a 2-0 loss to Montenegro. He replaced Sammy Clingan in the second half of the match.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby.
Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909.
The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.