Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Sheffield United will be looking to kick off their FA Cup in style when they host National League side Fylde at their Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon. The Blades are enjoying a very successful Premier League season, with the team sitting in the top half of the table at the moment. Sheffield United footballers are brimming with confidence ahead of their FA Cup opener, and we predict that they are going to go all guns blazing at Fylde.
The National League team, on the other hand, have been struggling in the league this season. Fylde booked their place in the FA Cup round 3 by beating the likes of Peterborough Sports, Nantwich Town, and Kingstonian, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Sunday’s game against Sheffield United. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in the FA Cup.
Highlighted Player (Simon Moore):
Simon Moore is an English goalkeeper who plays for Sheffield United in the Championship. Moore began his career at Brading Town and, after playing 49 games in the league for the club, he moved to Farnborough in 2008. However, due to the lack of first-team football, Simon Moore left the club at the end of the season, with the 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper signing a contract with Brentford.
The English goalkeeper, who was born in Sandown on May 19, 1990, made his debut for the Bees in May, 2010 against Hartlepool United, coming as a substitute for first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. After ending his loan spell with Basingstoke Town in January 2011, he moved to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he made 17 appearances for the Welsh outfit.
In the summer of 2016 he signed a deal with Sheffield United for a fee of around £500,000 and he did remarkably well to keep 17 clean sheets in the 2016/2017 League One campaign. The Blades finished the season in top position in the standings and, no doubt, Simon Moore’s brilliant saves helped the club secure promotion to the English second tier.