Sheffield United will host Coventry City at Bramall Lane on Monday (December 26) in the Championship. The hosts have enjoyed a largely solid campaign and will fancy their chances as early promotion contenders. Sheffield picked up a 2-1 away win over newly promoted Wigan Athletic in their last outing.
John Egan and Billy Sharp got on the scoresheet in either half before their opponents scored a consolation midway through the second half. Sheffield are second in the standings with 44 points from 23 games.
Coventry, meanwhile, have had mixed results this season but have their sights set on a playoff spot as they head into the second half of the season. They picked up a narrow but well-deserved 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in their last game. Team top scorer Viktor Gyokeres scored the winner from the spot at the death.
The visitors are eighth in the league with 33 points from 22 games.
Sheffield are on a three-game winning streak and have won all but one of their last seven league outings. They have won two of their last three home games after going winless in four.
Coventry, meanwhile, are on a run of back-to-back unbeaten outings and have lost just one of their last seven games. They have lost just one of their last seven away outings and could pick up a point.
Prediction: Sheffield United 1-1 Coventry City
This match will start from 8:30 P.M
This match will take place on 26 December, 2022
Sheffield United will remain without defenders Jack Robinson, Jack O’Connell and Rhys Norrington-Davies due to injuries, while midfielder John Fleck and forward Rhian Brewster are also sidelined.
Tommy Doyle recently returned from an injury issue and will also be fighting to regain a starting berth after Oliver Norwood, fellow Manchester City loanee James McAtee and the also returning Sander Berge were preferred in midfield last time out, while Ciaran Clark should again join John Egan and Anel Ahmedhodzic in the back three in Robinson’s absence.
Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Clark; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, McAtee, Stevens; Ndiaye, Sharp
Wilson; Rose, Doyle, Hyam; Burroughs, Hamer, Sheaf, Bidwell; Allen, O’Hare; Gyokeres
So far in the Championship, Sheffield are doing well and it is no surprise that in this game they will assume the favorites’ tag. Bookies are pricing a Sheffield United win at 1.72 while Coventry City have 5.25 for a win as a draw is priced at 4.00.
Tip 1 – Result: Draw
Tip 2 – Goals – Over/under 2.5 – Under 2.5 goals (Five of the Blades’ last seven games have produced fewer than 2.5 goals)
Tip 3 – Coventry to score first: Yes (The away team have scored the first goal in seven of their last eight games.)
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Sheffield United win with a probability of 63.36%. A draw has a probability of 20.6% and a win for Coventry City has a probability of 16.06%.
The most likely scoreline for a Sheffield United win is 2-0 with a probability of 10.85%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 1-0 (10.67%) and 2-1 (9.92%). The likeliest drawn scoreline is 1-1 (9.75%), while for a Coventry City win it is 0-1 (4.79%).
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Sheffield United vs Coventry a great match to watch, We say: Sheffield United 2-0 Coventry City
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