Sheffield United Host West Brom in Top of the Table Clash

By: SBAT Staff

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Sheffield United take on West Brom in a top of the table clash at Bramall Lane tonight. These two are both in the playoff positions right now, with Sheffield United in 3rd and West Brom in 5th. However, just one point separates all four teams in the playoffs right now, so a win for West Brom would take them two points above United before anyone else has played this weekend.

Both of these teams will fancy their promotion chances, although there is a lot more pressure on West Brom to get back to the Premier League after they were relegated last season. They are expected to bounce straight back and after making multiple changes over the summer there is every chance that they are going to improve further as the season develops. They have done the job so far, and put themselves in a position to challenge, and there is a good chance we are going to see even more from them over the next few months.

Sheffield United had a good season back in the Championship last season after promotion from League One, and they have gone from strength to strength this season. They have added quality players to their squad without bringing in too many to disrupt their momentum and that approach has really paid dividends right now. They may not have been among those at the top of the betting for promotion at the start of the season, but they are certainly in the mix now.

There is little to choose between these two in the league standings, but the bookmakers make Sheffield United the favourites to win this game, which is no surprise being the home team. They are priced up at 23/20 to win on Friday night, with West Brom priced up at 23/10 to take home a vital three points. A draw wouldn't be the end of the world for either team, especially West Brom, and that can be backed at 5/2.