Premier League – Match-day 33 Sees Sheffield United take on Brighton & Hove Albion

Performance Report
Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Cris Lebron

Cris Lebron

Cris is our author whose career in writing about Premier League lasts exactly the same amount of time he waited for his favorite club to claim the throne of this prestigious league.

Live at Bramall Lane – Saturday – 9:00pm GMT kick-off.

Premier League action on Saturday as Sheffield U and Brighton meet at Bramall Lane – 9:00pm GMT.

It’s a clash of twentieth vs sixteenth, as Sheffield U host Brighton at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United to host Brighton & Hove Albion Amid Relegation Battle

Paul Heckingbottom will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Sheffield U may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. Paul Heckingbottom’s squad have lost 14 of 18 meetings. Their position is twentieth in the League, and they have 14 points having won four fixtures, drawn two games, and lost 26 meetings.

When Sheffield U host Brighton, they will do so on the back of three victories and one darts on their own ground.

A victory for Sheffield United would put them on 17 points.

Sheffield U may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Brighton & Hove Albion’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 34 points this season

Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Graham Potter won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.

Brighton have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With sixteenth, they currently sit 34 points in the League having won seven fixtures, drawn 13 meetings, and lost 12 games.

Brighton’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Sheffield U. In the 16 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won five meetings, drawn five games, and lost six matches.

Brighton & Hove Albion will have 37 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Brighton’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Graham Potter, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion Head-to-Head.

Sheffield U and Brighton have faced each other nine times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Sheffield U’s favour (5 – 1). Also, Sheffield U have won all five of the previous seven fixtures with Brighton. The last time both teams met in this competition was December 2020 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

For Sheffield U, David McGoldrick scored
six goals in 32 League fixtures this Premier League Season, while Neal Maupay has netted
eight goals and provided one assist in 32 League fixtures this campaign for Brighton.

Other players of note for Sheffield U are Billy Sharp and Jayden Bogle with three goals and two goals respectively and for Brighton are Lewis Dunk and Leandro Trossard with five goals and four goals respectively.

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