Both sets of fans in the ‘Steel City’ have reason to be happy with both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday occupying a top-six spot in the Championship as we pause for the international break.
With the Blades claiming the top spot following a 1-0 win over Hull City to make it four wins on the bounce, Chris Wilder’s men opened up a one-point lead over second placed West Brom.
Whilst the 2-1 win for the Owls over Bristol City was enough to take them up to sixth spot, the highest they have been all season.
But who will finish higher come the end of the season Sheffield United or Sheffield Wednesday?
Even though Chris Wilder’s side occupy top spot, I can see Sheffield Wednesday finishing higher this season.
The strength in depth in the Owls squad will prove to be a real positive in the Sheffield Wednesday squad this season.
Although Sheffield United will be pushing for a play-off position this season, I can see them being pipped to the post by their Sheffield rivals.
Sheffield United, but I hope those passionate Wednesday fans don’t get too angry about it!
The Steel city rivalry is incredibly intense, perhaps more so than much of the country realise.
Chris Wilder has done an amazing job at United, they’ve got a squad that is arguably on a par with the Owls, bar perhaps their back four.
It is my genuine wish that both were top flight because English football is better for it when they’re in the spotlight.
United, without a doubt.
If Sheffield Wednesday finishing above their rivals, they will be close to promotion and I can’t see that happening.
Realistically, Sheffield United have a better chance of going up and therefore I feel they will finish about the blue half of the Steel City.
United are top of the league but Wednesday are not far away.
I think both have a chance of the top six at least this season but I’ll just side with the Blades for now – I fancy both this year though to do well.
It will be close, but I’ll side with the Blades.
I don’t think there is too much difference in the quality of the squads, but the extra stability at Bramall Lane at the moment will make the difference.