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A good day for Sheffield Wednesday? FLW predicts the result of the Steel City Derby

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The moment the people of Sheffield have been waiting for is finally upon us; the return of the Steel City Derby.

Fans in this football mad city have waited five long years for this fierce rivalry to be rekindled, with Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United finally securing promotion to the second tier last term after a prolonged absence.

The south Yorkshire city will come to a standstill on Sunday afternoon, as fans flock to Hillsborough to watch the biggest clash this former steel producing town has seen in half a decade.

Pubs will be packed, the famous Sheffield tram loaded with avid supporters, and the sea of white and blue seeping from one side of the city will clash with the rising tide of red and white from the other.

This is truly set to be a spectacle, and is one of the biggest, fiercest clashes in world football this weekend.

So, how do you go about predicting the result of such a massive event?

Both sides have enjoyed excellent starts to the season, with the newly promoted Blade flying high in the Championship playoff spots.

Chris Wilder’s men have been fantastic, building on resolute defensive displays with goals from the likes of Billy Sharp and new signing Clayton Donaldson, and a run of four consecutive wins fired the club into the top-six.

A 1-0 home defeat to Norwich City brought the club back to reality in their last league encounter, but Wilder’s men will put that set-back behind them when they travel across the city this weekend.

By their own high standards, the Owls will feel they could have enjoyed a better start to the year, but just four points off  league leaders Leeds United, boss Carlos Carvalhal will be content with the start his side have made.

A battling 1-1 draw at the weekend against Cardiff City was a positive result to take into this game, and the Owls were only denied victory by a last minute Sol Bamba equaliser in south Wales.

Gary Hooper is in excellent form, and the former Celtic striker will look to continue his hot-streak against the Blades this weekend.

In-front of a sell out crowd at Hillsborough, with the game set to be broadcast live on Sunday afternoon, the magnitude of this fixture cannot be understated.

Making a prediction is difficult, with so much at stake, but I have a feeling that the home fans will be the ones celebrating by full-time.

Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Sheffield United

What do you think of this massive clash? Who will emerge victorious?


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