Our prediction for this Championship match:
Fulham will look to put icing on the cake on a very successful season when they take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday. The Cottagers crushed Luton 7-0 in their last league match, with Aleksandar Mitrovic breaking the record for the most goals netted in one Championship season. The Cottagers are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, but beating the playoffs-chasing Blades on the road is easier said than done.
Sheffield United aim to build on back-to-back wins over Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers, and seeing that both Middlesbrough and Luton are breathing down their neck, home triumph should be considered. Billy Sharp faces race against clock to be fit for the match, while all Baldock, McBurnie, McGoldrick, and Brewster remain in the recovery room. As for the away side, Terence Kongolo should be the only absentee.
Highlighted Player (Conor Hourihane):
Conor Hourihane is an Irish footballer who plays for Barnsley. The midfielder was born on 2 February, 1991 and he started his youth career at Premier League club Sunderland. In 2011 he joined Plymouth Argyle and he spent three years at Home Park.
After scoring 15 goals in 125 appearances for the Pilgrims in 2014 Hourihane decided to take next big step in his career. On 23 June he signed a three-year deal with Barnsley for a fee of £250,000. In August he won the League One Player of the Month award and, no doubt, he made a flying start to his Barnsley career. Hourihane made 46 appearances for the Tykes in the 2014/2015 League One campaign, scoring 15 goals and he certainly helped the team return to the Championship.
The Irish midfielder has eight caps for the U-21 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as defensive and left midfielder as well. Conor Hourihane is a right-footed footballer.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.