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Sheffield United vs Brighton & Hove Albion Prediction & Betting Tips

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      • (44') G. Hamer
      • (45'+8') W. Osula
      • (14') F. Buonanotte
      • (29') João Pedro (PG)
      • (52') João Pedro (PG)
      • (67') João Pedro
      • (90'+7') D. Welbeck
      • (10') O. Norwood
      • (45'+7') G. Hamer
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      • (55') A. Webster

          Sheffield United vs Brighton Prediction & Betting Tips

          An all-Premier League matchup is taking place at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United host Brighton in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

          Both Teams to Score @ 13/20 with Paddy Power

          Over 1.5 goals @ 2/9 with William Hill

          Date: 27/01/24

          Kick-off time: 15:00

          Venue: Bramall Lane

          Sheffield United will be getting a very welcome distraction from their Premier League relegation battle as they host European hopefuls Brighton in the FA Cup.

          The Blades remain rooted to the bottom of the table, a position they have held for the majority of the season. Although they are just seven points from safety, it would take a dramatic upturn in form to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

          Brighton, on the other hand, have enjoyed a solid season so far, and have already secured progression to the knockout stages of the Europa League after topping their group. Last season they earned a European place for the first time in their history as they finished sixth, and are currently in the race to repeat this achievement as they sit eighth after 20 games.

          Both teams knocked out lower-league opposition to set up this fourth-round tie. Sheffield United took on League Two Gillingham, comfortably winning 4-0. Roberto De Zerbi’s side beat Championship Stoke City 4-2 away from home.

          This could have been a potential final in the FA Cup last season, but both teams fell to defeat at Wembley in the semi-finals to the Manchester clubs. Sheffield United had the tough task of taking on Man City, whilst Brighton faced Man United. The Blades were comfortably dispatched 3-1 by the eventual champions, though Brighton were agonisingly close to making the final for just the second time in their history. After holding United 0-0, they lost 7-6 on penalties. Neither team has won the competition before in their histories.

          Chris Wilder took over the Blades for the second time, replacing Paul Heckingbottom, at the beginning of December. In his short tenure so far, he has overseen one league win and four defeats in seven games. They have struggled at both ends of the pitch, scoring just six goals in this period. Earlier in the season, United fell to some heavy defeats, including 8-0 at home to Newcastle. Their top scorer is Oli McBurnie, who has netted just four times.

          In contrast, Brighton have a number of players they can look to offensively. They have scored 38 goals in the league, a figure bettered by only six teams. Brazilian forward Joao Pedro has 15 goals in all competitions and has emerged as a reliable attacking threat.

          Sheffield United and Brighton have met 32 times. The Blades have got the better of their opponents on 14 occasions, and have lost nine games.

          They played against each other in the Premier League in November with honours even at the AMEX. Simon Adingra put the hosts ahead before a 74th-minute Adam Webster own goal shared the points.

          Goals have been hard to come by in this fixture, with a total of just eight scored in the last five meetings. Neither side have managed to score more than one in this stretch.

          Sheffield United vs Brighton Team News

          Sheffield United

          Rhian Brewster picked up a straight red card in the game against West Ham so will miss this game through suspension. No long-term absentees are close to returning, but Chris Wilder has no new injury concerns.


          Roberto De Zerbi has a lot of injuries to key players, with none expected to return for this weekend’s cup tie. Simon Adingra, Ansu Fati and Tariq Lamptey have all been ruled out with thigh injuries and will not be back until next month. Kaoru Mitoma is also sidelined with an ankle injury.

          Form Guide

          Sheffield United

          In their last five games, Sheffield United have won once, drawn twice and lost twice. The Blades picked up a much-needed point against West Ham as they drew 2-2 in a thriller. Down to ten men and on the brink of defeat, the Blades were awarded a penalty in stoppage time, which was eventually converted in the 103rd minute by Oli McBurnie. New signing Ben Brereton-Diaz scored his first goal for the club as he cancelled out Maxwel Cornet’s opener before James Ward-Prowse restored the visitor’s lead from the spot. However, despite the result, they remain rooted to the bottom of the table and seven points from safety.

          Despite their struggles in the league, they did comfortably dispatch of lower league side Gillingham in the third round of the FA Cup, as braces from William Osula and James McAtee contributed to a 4-0 win.

          After drawing 1-1 at Aston Villa, becoming the first team this season to earn any points at Villa Park, they could not continue any momentum as they lost two in a row. First to fellow relegation battlers Luton at home, losing 3-2. The visitors scored two late own goals to deliver a devastating blow to Sheffield United’s hopes of survival. They followed this up with a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City, a game in which they were dominated from start to finish.


          In their last six games, Brighton have won two, drawn two and lost once.

          Roberto De Zerbi's side's last game saw them draw 0-0 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, while before this, the Seagulls scored four away at Stoke, as they came from behind to knock the Championship side out of the FA Cup with a 4-2 victory.

          The Seagulls began this stretch of games with a 1-1 draw at their rivals Crystal Palace, as an 82nd-minute Danny Welbeck equaliser cancelled out Jordan Ayew’s first-half opener. They then recorded their first league win in four games with an impressive rout of Tottenham in which they found themselves 4-0 up before the visitors scored two late consolation goals. A trip to the London Stadium was their most recent league outing, but nothing could separate the two sides as they drew 0-0.

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