Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder would have found Leicester’s last gasp winner at Bramall Lane last weekend a hard one to take, and it now leaves the Blades a mountain to climb to get out of trouble at the bottom of the table.
In contrast, their next opponents Southampton come into the match off the back of a confidence-boosting win against Brighton away from home on Monday night.
United have four fitness concerns heading into the match at St Mary’s. Enda Stevens (knee), Ethan Ampadu (hip) and Lys Mousset (ankle) are all touch and go for the game but Wilder is hopeful of having the trio back in contention. Jack O’Connell is out for the season with a knee injury.
Sheffield United’s Predicted XI To Face Southampton:
Ramsdale, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Stevens, Lowe, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Burke, McBurnie
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl currently has no players on the treatment table, following Danny Ings’ return from a knee injury versus Brighton. He will likely have a fully fit squad to choose from this weekend.
Southampton’s Predicted XI:
McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Adams, Ings
The bookies have made the Saints the favourites with Betfred pricing them at 8/11 for the win. A draw is 29/10 with Unibet while a Blades victory is currently 17/4 at BetVictor.
Predicted Score – 2-0 to Southampton