Thursday, 24 January 2019

Blades Vs Norwich

Sheffield United travel to Carrow Road hoping to put the defeat to Swansea last weekend behind them. United have dropped to 4th in the Championship table after West Brom moved upto third after beating Bolton on Monday night. United after Saturday's display now know this is a key game with Norwich having the chance to go top if Leeds lose.

Predicted line up - The lineup i expect Wilder to go with will be a unchanged lineup. McGoldrick and Sharp other than last weekend have scored a hatful of goals in recent games, Fleck and Norwood although both had a off game last weekend are expected to start. The back three will you'd expect be the same after remaining so solid the past few games and the wing backs to. New signing Gary Madine will be possibly make a earlier appearance than last weekend if the tie is deadlocked at say the 60th minute. Duffy i expect to start as well as in recent matches Norwich have been very open at the back and have ad recent defensive injuries. Although a away game, i expect Chris Wilder to persevere with his attacking approach in such a key game.

Opposition threats - Noticeably the biggest Norwich threat is Teemu Pukki. The Finland International has had a impressive first half of the season with the Canaries scoring a whopping 16 goals this season already (the same as a certain fat lad though). Another dangerous threat is Obel Hernandez, this tricky winger is a definite threat. Causing all sorts of problems for teams that Norwich have played all year including coming on against Nottingham Forest and leading the come back for Norwich to get a draw. And one more also, Jordan Rhodes. Wednesday's £10million man was shipped out on loan by Jos Luhuaky at the start of this season and has to be honest scored some key goals for Daniel Farke's men including one at the reverse fixture at the Lane earlier this season. Definitely a danger in the box as well as Pukki.

All in all this has the recipe to be a very decent game. Two teams that will go for a win in such a key game could see a lot of goals.

Leave me your thoughts and score predictions below --
Sharpy celebrating in front of the KOP after a last minute winner in the reverse fixture.

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