Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sheffield United and Cardiff City face each other at Bramall Lane in the opening match of the Championship round 42. The Blades aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to Burnley, with the team eyeing their 13th home win of the process. First-choice goalkeeper Wesley Foderingham serves a one-game ban, with Wales shot-stopper Adam Davies likely to step up. All Ben Osborn, Enda Stevens, Rhian Brewster, Rhys Norrington-Davies, and Jack O’Connell are sidelined with injuries.
Meanwhile, the Bluebirds aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Sunderland, but given their difficulties on the road, we do not believe that Sheffield United will have a better chance than this to get back on course. All Callum Robinson, Ebou Adams, and Jamilu Colins remain in the recovery room, with both Simpson and Rinomhota pushing for a start. Both Ojo and Philogene-Bidace should drop to the bench following their below par displays in the last league match.
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 (Cardiff):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators.
The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League.
The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby.
The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.