Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sheffield United will look to build on a 3-1 win over Stoke City when they take on Hull City on Friday evening. The Blades are on the right track to return to the Premier League, but boss Paul Heckingbottom must warn his men against complacency. One of the men to watch in the home team will be wing-back Jayden Bogle, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late, while all Ismaila Coulibaly, Jack O’Connell, Rhian Brewster, and John Fleck remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are stuck in the middle of the table with 34 points on their account. Hull City have been in a fine form of late, but given Sheffield United’s three-match winning run at home ground, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the Bramall Lane showdown. United defenders should have Hull City top scorer Oscar Estupinan at bay. All Vaughn Covil, Dimitrios Pelkas, and Nathan Baxter are injured for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Adam Davies):
Adam Davis is a German-born footballer who plays for Championship side Barnsley as a goalkeeper. The 185-cm-tall shoot-stopper began his youth career at Everton and in 2012 he signed a contract with Sheffield Wednesday. However, he never managed to make a first-team appearance for the Owls. Due to the lack of first team action, he decided to leave the club in 2014.
Adam Davies, who was born in Rinteln, Germany on 17 July, 1992, moved to Barnsley on 13 June, 2014. He made his debut for the club against Crawley Town in the opening match of the 2014/2015 campaign and he quickly established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper. His contract with Barnsley expires on 30 June, 2017, but the deal could be extended for a further year.
Adam Davies conceded 82 goals, while keeping 26 clean sheets in 74 appearances for Barnsley in all competitions. During his spell at Everton U23 he managed to keep eight clean sheets in 22 appearances for the club.
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.