For our Sheffield United vs. Watford prediction, we're going for a 2-2 draw.
We have a huge clash with implications for the promotion race for the Championship as Sheffield United welcome Watford to Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United currently sit 2nd in the Championship with eighteen wins, seven draws and seven losses from thirty-two games this season.
The Blades are still gunning for automatic promotion and are in a healthy position with just fourteen games remaining, but it appears as though their status as second favourites for promotion is under serious threat as their form has started to wobble.
They enter this game having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five matches in the league having lost each of their last two consecutive games.
Most recently The Blades were beaten 3-2 by Millwall, a result that confirmed a second consecutive loss following a sobering 1-3 defeat at home to Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough are hot on Sheffield United's heels in 3rd and have closed the gap to four points, so the pressure is hugely on Paul Heckingbottom's side to pick up three points here.
The Blades' still have an excellent home record having won four of their last five matches on home soil, so they'll be hoping they can use that to rebound here.
Sheffield United badly need three points but they face a tough game here as they welcome a side gunning for the play-offs. They're still the favourites to win here but there's a danger that a complete collapse in form could be imminent.
Watford currently sit 7th in the Championship with thirteen wins, eleven draws and nine losses from thirty-three games this season.
The Hornets have very much had mixed season which, if ended today, would be deemed underwhelming as they failed to make a significant mark on the league having tailed off to an almost exceptional extent after an impressive start.
They enter this game amidst a mediocre run of form having won one, drawn three and lost one of their last five matches.
In a vacuum that run would be deemed poor, but having taken four points from their last two matches against league leaders Burnley (1-1) and play-off rivals West Bromwich Albion (3-2) that run becomes much more polished.
Their away form is a huge concern, however, as they enter this game having failed to win any of their last four matches on the road (W0 D2 L2).
Watford beat The Blades 1-0 when the two sides met in the league back in August, and while The Hornets are a much less fearless outfit now they'll feel they're playing Sheffield United at the right time as their form has dipped. This will likely be a close encounter and is a tough one to call, but Watford should see this is a big opportunity.
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