Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Millwall and Sheffield United go head to head in the FA Cup round 3 in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Saturday’s program. The Lions aim to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Rotherham United, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Blades. A man to watch in the home team will be Tom Bradshaw, who scored a brace in the last league match, while there are no fresh injury worries in Gary Rowett’s team.
Sheffield United, on the other hand, are on the right track to return to the Premier League as they sit in second place in the Championship standings, nine points clear of third-place Blackburn. Paul Heckingbottom’s men came from behind to share the spoils with QPR on Monday, and, taking everything into account, we predict that they will play out a draw with Millwall as well as the Lions are tough to beat in London. All Brewster, Coulibaly, Fleck, Norrington-Davies, and O’Connell should miss the FA Cup game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Shaun Hutchinson):
Shaun Hutchinson is a professional footballer who plays for Milwall as a centre-back. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne (England) on November 23, 1990, he began his youth career at Wallsend Boys Club. In 2007 he moved to Motherwell and he made his first-team debut for the Scottish club on May 16, 2009 against Hamilton Academical.
After making 121 appearances in the league for Motherwell, Shaun Hutchinson returned to England in 2014, signing a deal with Championship club Fulham. Hutchinson played no more than 30 games for the Cottagers before joining fellow capital club Millwall on June 21, 2016.
He made his debut for the Lions against Peterborough United on August 16, 2016 and he has been playing for the club ever since. Shaun Hutchinson’s main position is centre-back, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. The Millwall defender has a contract with the club which expires on June 30, 2018 and it has to be noted that his preferred foot is left.
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.