Sheffield United head into Saturday’s game versus Norwich after edging through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup following Billy Sharp’s extra-time winner against Reading.
Although playing 120 minutes may have given the Blades a disadvantage against another opponent, the Canaries also went to extra time in the FA Cup, but their penalty shootout win versus Spurs would have given them a big confidence boost.
The game at Bramall Lane this weekend then could be a tight contest. Blades boss Chris Wilder has revealed he will be able to welcome back both Enda Stevens (calf) and John Fleck (knock) who missed the cup tie midweek.
Sheffield United’s Predicted XI To Face Norwich:
Henderson, Baldock, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, McGoldrick, Sharp
Norwich boss Daniel Farke has six players currently unavailable. Emiliano Buendia is a doubt after picking up a knock, while goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann is absent as he looks to finalise a move to Norwegian side SK Brann.
Sam Byram (hamstring), Onel Hernandez (knee), Christoph Zimmermann (thigh) and Timm Klose (knee) have also been ruled out of contention.
Norwich’s Predicted XI:
Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis, McLean, Duda, Tettey, Stiepermann, Pukki, Cantwell
The bookies have made Sheffield United the favourites with Coral pricing them at 4/6 odds-on for the win. A draw is 3/1 with Betfred while a Norwich victory is currently 24/5 at Unibet.
Predicted Score – Sheffield United to win 3-1