Sheffield United travel to Hull City this weekend looking to build on a brilliant Good Friday which saw them leap back into second place.
A win at home to Nottingham Forest coupled with Leeds United’s home loss to Wigan ensured the Blades moved back into the automatic promotion spots with just the two Championship fixtures left to play.
Chris Wilder’s men will be confident of going to the KCom and snatching all three points to further increase their lead – albeit temporarily – over Leeds, but Sky Sports pundit David Prutton believes it could be a tough ask for United and backed Hull to dent the Sheffield club’s hopes.
Prutton has gone for a 1-1 draw, and added the following comments:
“Chris Wilder’s side have wobbled against both Birmingham and Millwall in recent weeks, but though the Tigers’ play-off hopes seem to have now faded, I can see the two sides sharing the spoils at the KCOM Stadium.”
It’s a bold prediction from the former Leeds and Nottingham Forest man, who will no doubt be intrigued in his role as pundit to see just who wins out alongside Norwich at the top of the table.
The Blades will welcome back John Egan from suspension, but will still be without both Chris Basham and Billy Sharp for what is a crucial Yorkshire derby.
It really is a tough one to call but Sheffield United should have enough about them to see of Nigel Adkins’ men.
Chris Wilder will be desperate for his side to see the job through, and it would be devastating for him to see his team throw it away now.