Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be on Bramall Lane when Sheffield United and Norwich City square off against each other in the Championship derby. The Blades made a flying start to the season, but they do not seem to be at the top of their game at the moment, with the team failing to win the last five league fixtures. Since the hosts are desperate to return to winning ways, we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s derby.
Wales defender Rhys Norrington-Davies suffered an injury in a 1-0 loss to Coventry City, with James McAtee likely to step up. The Canaries, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the English second tier. Considering that Norwich City will go for a win in Saturday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Kenny McLean is banned for the match following his sending off in a 1-0 loss to Luton Town.
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 (Norwich):
After spending only one season in the Premier League, Norwich City dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. Norwich City are located in Norwich, Norfolk and they welcome their rivals at Carrow Road.
The stadium was built and opened in 1935 and the capacity of the venues is 27,137 (all-seater). However the stadium’s record attendance is 43,984. The Canaries have won two League Cup trophies (1973, 1975) and their main rivals are Ipswich Town. The two teams have been facing each other in the East Anglian Derby since 1902.
The colour of Norwich City’s home kit is yellow and green and that is the main reason why they are known as the Canaries. The likes of Kevin Keeland, Ian Culverhouse, Steve Bruce, Duncan Forbes, Mark Bowen, Darren Huckerby, Ian Crook, Martin Peters, Darren Eadier, Chris Sutton and Iwan Roberts are notable footballers who played for the Carrow Road outfit in the past.