Preview

The Black Cats’ Travel down to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United as Sunderland hope that they can keep up their unbeaten start to the season.

Last time out, Sunderland saw the QPR goalkeeper, Seny Dieng, score a last gasp equaliser at the Stadium of light, despite being 2-0 up until the 87th minute.

The Blades’ will also be disappointed with their last result, going ahead twice away to Middlesbrough, but drawing 2-2 thanks to a brace from Chuba Akpom.

Sunderland have had a good start to the season with 1 win, 2 draws and no losses but they arguably should have won all 3 as they were in winning positions in their 2 draws.

But, for a newly promoted club, they are doing a good job holding their own so far.

United have had a below par start to the season having only won 1 of their first 3 games.

The Blades will be hoping to kick start their season on Wednesday as they will be hoping to be somewhere near the top come the end of the season.

The last time the 2 clubs faced each other was in the EFL Cup were League One Sunderland beat Premier League Sheffield United 1-0 thanks to a goal from Max Power.

The Blades’ main threat so far this season looks to be midfielder Sander Berge, who already has 2 goals this season in the first 3 games.

United will be hoping to keep the striking partnership of Ross Stewart and Ellis Simms quiet, as they have got 5 goals between them in the last 2 matches against Bristol City and QPR.

Prediction

Score – Sheffield United 0-1 Sunderland

Scorers – Ellis Simms

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