Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Bristol City, Sheffield United will look to return to winning ways when they take on Cardiff City on Matchday 44. The Blades aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, and a triumph over Cardiff will see them stay in the playoffs berth. Fit-again defender Chris Basham should keep his place in the starting XI, while all Goode, Sharp, Bogle, McGoldrick, Brewster, and O’Connell are likely to miss the game with injuries.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Hull City and Luton Town. Cardiff City have little to play for in the season finale, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Sheffield United’s party at Bramall Lane. As for the away team, the likes of Alex Smithies, Isaac Vassell, Max Watters, and Sean Morrison remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Ben Osborn):
Ben Osborn is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest as a midfielder. Osborn was born in Derby (England) on August 5, 1994 and he started his youth career at his hometown club Derby County. In 2003 he moved to Nottingham Forest and after spending ten years at their football academy Osborn made his first-team debut for the Reds.
He made his debut on March 29, 2014 in a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town and he has been playing for the City Ground Stadium outfit ever since. Ben Osborn has one cap for England U20 team and he played for England U19 and England U18 teams in the past as well.
It has to be noted that the Nottingham Forest midfielder scored four goals, while providing seven assists for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Championship season. His main position is left midfield, but he is capable of playing as both central and attacking midfielder as well. Ben Osborn’s preferred foot is left.
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.