For our Sheffield United vs. Wigan prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.
Sheffield United's automatic promotion charge resumes on Friday as they face Wigan Athletic in the Championship at Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United currently sit 2nd in the Championship with twenty-two wins, seven draws and nine losses from thirty-eight games this season.
The Blades have had a fine campaign as they sit in pole position, along with Burnley, to secure automatic promotion having recovered impressively from a number of dips in form having looked like they were going to forfeit 2nd spot just a few weeks back.
They're coming into this game in excellent form having won four and lost one of their last five matches in all competitions, the most recent of which was a 1-0 win away at play-off chasing Norwich City.
The win came courtesy of a James McAtee goal, and the form of the 20-year-old has been crucial these past couple months having delivered a number of impressive performances after finding his feet at the club following a slow start to loan move from Manchester City.
Their form at Bramall Lane has been strong too, with The Blades winning three and losing one of their last four games on home soil.
Sheffield United are six points clear of Middlesbrough in 3rd with a game in hand and should very much see the job out from here. It's never guaranteed, but it feels like The Blades will be a Premier League team once more next season.
Wigan Athletic currently sit 24th in the Championship with eight wins, thirteen draws and eighteen losses from thirty-nine games this season.
The Latics have had a tough, tough season back in the Championship following promotion from League One last time out, and while they face an incredibly tough job trying to avoid relegation some good recent results have injected some hope back into the Wigan faithful.
They enter this game having won one and drawn two of their last three matches, the most recent of which was a 1-0 win over fellow relegation rivals Queens Park Rangers.
They're still eight points shy of QPR so they have some serious ground to make up, but there a re a lot of sides faltering at the minute so a few more wins should drastically increase their prospects of survival.
Their record away from home isn't great, though, having failed to win any of their last fourteen league games on the road.
This is one of the hardest fixtures in the Championship calendar so three points is unlikely for The Tics here. Stranger things have happened, though, so it's worth keeping an eye on.
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