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Preview: Sheffield United vs. Blackburn Rovers - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s championship clash between Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Two teams who have gotten off to a relatively strong start to their championship season will battle it out on Saturday. sheffield united Welcome Blackburn Rovers to Bramall Lane.

The Blaze won their second league title of the season last week against Sunderland, but the away side suffered a defeat at Reading on Wednesday after winning their first three league games in England.

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Seeking promotion to the Premier League in just their second appearance of the season, Sheffield United’s campaign was beaten 1-0 by Watford but were able to quickly score their first points in a 2-0 win. rice field. Home win over Millwall.

After West Bromwich Albion’s EFL Cup first-round exit, the Blaze faced Middlesbrough in their third league game of the season on Sunday. sander berghe and Ryan Giles Own goals, they eventually left the points as Chuva Akpom A second leveler came in the 82nd minute and scored two goals for the hosts.

Paul HeckingbottomMost recently, they went three league games unbeaten on Wednesday against Sunderland, winning 2-1 to collect seven points from four games.

Gaining a man advantage from the 31st minute, Dan Nealred card, and the Blaze quickly gained the advantage. Anel Ahmedzic Head to the opener after 2 minutes, then Max Lowe Doubling the lead in the second half, Linden Gooch Pulling one back for the visitors could have secured a 2–1 victory over South Yorkshire.

Seeming to carry their excellent home form into the new season under Heckingbottom, Sheffield United, who have so far recorded two wins in two appearances at Bramall Lane, have gone from three to three at Bramall Lane. We aim to record and advance to 10 points in five appearances. Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Thomason on 10 August 2022© Reuters

Their visitors arrive hoping to bounce back from a mid-week loss after an impressive start to their championship campaign.

Under the new management system of John Dahl Thomasonthe Lancashire outfit beat Hartlepool United in the EFL Cup first round after scoring four goals and making no concessions in the process, with wins over Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City.

Returning to league play over the weekend, Rovers picked up where they left off and maintained a flawless record with a 2-1 win at home to West Bromwich Albion. Ben Bretton Diaz When Sam Gallagher both sides of halftime.

To extend that further, Thomason’s side traveled to Reading on Wednesday, where they beat the Royals comfortably 3-0. Tom McIntyre, Junior Hoilet When lucas joanne All on the scoresheet.

With that loss ending the championship’s last perfect record, Blackburn are keen to regain their winning ways over the weekend and retain the top spot in the division as the table continues to form.

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Sunder Berge celebrates Sheffield United's goal on 14 August 2022© Reuters

Given a quick turnaround from Wednesday, both teams could rotate over the weekend, with Sheffield United having more options. Oli McBurney, Tommy Doyle, James McAtee When Chris Basham After Injury Problems, All Back to Contention and Leaving jack o’connell, Jack Robinson, Enda Stevens When Billy Sharp As the only mandatory absent outfielder.

McAty made his first start on Wednesday, but will see his place on the front line under threat. Ryan BrewsterWhen Leda Cadra And McBurney, after contributing to the win with a performance off the bench, both raced to be in from the start.

John Fleck Together we may go back to the first XI Oliver Norwood Allowing Sander Berge to operate further forward, possibly in the front three, in midfield. Illiman Ndiaye We also have to maintain his place.

Thomason will also have a number of decisions to make for the team on Saturday. bradley duck with Sam Gallagher Ryan Hedges Also vying to return to XI.

Starman Ben Bretton Diaz will have to maintain his front-line position in the link to Everton.

Gallagher will likely function as a lone striker with the support of an attacking trio, and captain Lewis Travis Fix the midfield again to the side John Buckley.

Candidates for Sheffield United’s starting XI:
Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Norrington-Davies. Baldock, Norwood, Fleck, Lowe. Berge, Kadra.Ndiae

Blackburn Rovers starting options:
Kaminsky; Britten, Ayala, Phillips, Pickering. Buckley, Travis. Hedges, Smodics, Bretton Diaz.Gallagher

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We say: Sheffield United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn’s positive start and Blaze’s growing momentum, as well as the form the Heckingbottom team has shown on their home turf this year, in our eyes leans towards their favorable balance, so Saturday’s contest should certainly be interesting.

Sheffield United have quality all over the pitch and they have the tools to hurt visitors.

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