Our prediction for this Championship match:
Monday’s football game between Wigan Athletic and Sheffield United will bring down the curtain on day 23 of the new Championship campaign. The Latics aim to escape the danger zone, while the Blades are eager to stay in automatic promotion berth. Home win, though, should not be considered as Wigan have recorded only two triumphs on home soil this term. Defensive trio Jason Kerr – Tom Pearce – Ryan Nyambe miss out with injuries for the home side.
The Blades, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town. Sheffield United are more of a team than Wigan Athletic, and we predict that the promotion-chasing visitors are going to pick up all three points from the match. Veteran forward Billy Sharp should keep his place in the starting XI after scoring the winner against the Terriers, whilst all Fleck, Brewster, Norrington-Davies, Jebbison, and O’Connell are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Jason Kerr):
Jason Kerr is a professional footballer who plays for St Johnstone as a defender. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 6, 1997, Jason Kerr is a product of the St Johnstone football academy. He started his senior career in 2014, and after ending his loan spells with East Fife and Queen of the South, he returned to the McDiarmid Park outfit in 2018.
He made his debut with the Saints in the Scottish Cup game against Albion Rovers on January 29, 2019. Jason Kerr has six caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior team.
He scored his first goal for St Johnstone in a 4-1 defeat to Rangers on February 27, 2018. His primary position on the field is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing good displays as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 15 shirt at St Johnstone.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield United):
Sheffield United are a professional football club that compete in the Championship. The Blades finished the 2016/2017 League One campaign in top position in the standings, with the team collecting exactly 100 points in the process. Sheffield United last competed in the Premier League in the 2006/2007 season and they were more than unfortunate not to secure the top flight survival.
The Blades finished the season in 18th place in the process and it has to be noted that they were level on points with Wigan Athletic, who managed to avoid the relegation to the English second tier. Sheffield United welcome their rivals at Bramal Lane, the stadium which was opened on April 30, 1855. The current capacity of the venue is 32.702.
The club have numerous rivalries, but the most notable one is the rivalry with their city neighbors Sheffield Wednesday. The two teams face each other in the Steel City derby and it has to be noted that United share rivalry with the likes of Barnsley, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United as well.