Our football match prediction:
Having defeated Ipswich Town in their FA Cup opener, Sheffield United will be looking to record yet another win in the prestigious competition when they face Preston at their Bramall Lane. The Blades head into Saturday’s football match following a 2-1 win over Norwich City and it has to be noted that they are on a four-game unbeaten run in all competitions at the moment. Sheffield United are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but Chris Wilder’s men can’t afford any complacency in the FA Cup clash against the Lilywhites, who outclassed Wycombe Wanderers 5-1 in their opener. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we would not be surprised if the two sides play out a draw at Bramall Lane this weekend. Taking everything into account, the winner is likely to be decided in the replay at Deepdale Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Richard Stearman):
Born in Wolverhampton, England on August 19, 1987 Richard Stearman is a defender who represented the Three Lions at youth level. Stearman has four caps for England U21 team and he played nine games for the under-17 squad as well. The 191-cm-tall footballer is a product of Leicester City football academy and he made his first-team debut with the club on October 30, 2004 in a goalless draw with Cardiff City. The English defender scored five goals in 211 appearances in the league for the Foxes before joining Wolverhampton in the summer of 2008. He signed a four-year deal with the Wolves and he made his debut for the club on August 9, 2008 in a 2-2 draw with Plymouth. From 2015 to 2017 he played for Fulham and at the end of the 2016/2017 Championship campaign he joined Sheffield United. Richard Sterman’s main position is centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well.
Highlighted Team (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later. In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division). Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.