Our prediction for this Championship match:
There will be fireworks when Sheffield United and Middlesbrough face each other at Bramall Lane in the Championship round 32. The Blades are on the right track to secure automatic promotion, and their display in a 3-0 win over Swansea City is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming challenges. Experienced forward Billy Sharp could be given a rest in Wednesday’s clash, with Oliver McBunie likely to step up. All Tommy Doyle, George Baldock, Enda Stevens, Rhian Brewster, and Jack O’Connell remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Boro, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win. Michael Carrick’s men look unstoppable at the moment, but beating Sheffield United on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. All Clarke, Fisher, Muniz Rodrigo, and Ramsey 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 (Middlesbrough):
Middlesbrough is a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of England’s league system in the modern history. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight. Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well.
Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2). However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough.