Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will want to head into the winter break with a win under his belt. Three points will leapfrog the Blades ahead of Tottenham into fifth with Jose Mourinho’s side playing Aston Villa next weekend.
United’s opponents on Sunday are Bournemouth. The Cherries have won two league games in a row and have managed to get themselves out of the relegation zone for the time being.
In terms of team news, Wilder is expected to have David McGoldrick back in contention for the game after the Republic of Ireland international missed the last four games with an ankle injury.
Sheffield United’s Predicted XI To Face Bournemouth:
Henderson, Baldock, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Sharp, McBurnie
Bournemouth’s injury list is much longer. Manager Eddie Howe is currently without Chris Mepham (knee), David Brooks (ankle), Charlie Daniels (knee), Lloyd Kelly (hamstring), Arnaut Groeneveld (foot), Jack Stacey and Josh King (both hamstring). Jefferson Lerma is also suspended.
Bournemouth’s Predicted XI:
Ramsdale, Smith, Francis, Ake, Sergio Rico, Billing, Surman, Gosling, Harry Wilson, Callum Wilson, Fraser
The bookies have the Blades as the favourites with Betway pricing them at 8/11 for the win. A draw is 13/5 with Bet 365, while a Bournemouth victory is 24/5 at Unibet.
Predicted Score – 2-0 to Sheffield United