The Sheffield United promotion party resumes this weekend as they face Preston North End in the Championship.
Sheffield United currently sit 2nd in the Championship with twenty-six wins, seven draws and ten losses from forty-three games this season.
The Blades have been outstanding in the Championship this season and this week confirmed their return to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night, thus securing their automatic promotion place with three games to spare.
They're more than deserving of their place in the top two having been comfortably the second best side in the league this season.
Their overall form heading into this game is strong too, with The Blades having won four of their last five games in the league and each of their last three on the bounce.
Their home form has also been excellent having won each of their last four consecutive home games while conceding just one goal in that period.
Sheffield United's final three games are nothing more than celebratory occasions as they're locked into 2nd place and cannot finish anywhere else. That way well affect their form and particularly so in this game having no doubt celebrated long into Wednesday night.
Preston North End currently sit 10th in the Championship with seventeen wins, twelve draws and fifteen losses from forty-four games this season.
PNE have had a pretty successful campaign on the whole with a limited squad at their disposal as they enter these final fixtures in play-off contention.
Things are not in their hands, however, with recent dip in form having taken matters out of their own hands as they enter this game having failed to win any of their last three matches.
Their most recent game saw them draw 1-1 at home to Blackburn Rovers, a result that was a very fortuitous one courtesy of a lucky Blackburn Rovers own goal in the 94th minute after being second best for most of the game.
Their form away from home hasn't been great recently either, with Ryan Lowe's side winning two and losing three of their last five on the road with the three losses occurring in their last four games.
Preston were comfortably beaten 0-2 by Sheffield United when the two sides met back in September, and they could be in for a similarly tough game here away at one of the league's best side.
PNE are two points shy of the play-offs with just two games remaining so they can't afford to lose here. Unfortunately, though, they may come away from Sheffield empty handed.
For our Sheffield United vs. Preston predictions we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.