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Sheffield United vs Brighton prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 18 February 2024
Kick-Off:  16:30 UK 17:30 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane
TV: Sky Sports Main Event

Sheffield United vs Brighton: Top free betting tips

Sheffield United are set to face Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday, 18 February at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United have renewed hope of a great escape after winning away at Luton last weekend so Brighton will have to be wary in Yorkshire. The Seagulls are still in the hunt for European football next season so the game is important to them, too. Check out our full Sheffield United vs Brighton prediction below.

Match result prediction: Draw

Sheffield United have already proven they are capable of producing the good against Brighton with the Blades securing point at the Amex Stadium earlier in the season. Then, when the two teams were drawn to play each other in the FA Cup, Wilder's men came from 2-0 down to level the match before falling away in the second half. Brighton are also the team with the most draws (eight) in the Premier League this season so it wouldn't be the most surprising result in the world.

Total goals prediction: Over 3.5 goals

Although results haven't necessarily improved under Chris Wilder, Sheffield United have become more of a goalscoring threat. At the same time, they are still leaking goals for fun which makes the over 2.5 goals market a sensible one to back whenever they play. Each of their last six matches have seen four goals or more so it would almost be a surprise if that trend didn't continue on Sunday. What's more, the last time Brighton faced Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, seven goals went in.

Correct score prediction: Sheffield United 2-2 Brighton

There is no point at this stage of the season for Sheffield United to sit back and try to soak up pressure because a) their defence isn't capable of doing it and b) they need to win football matches regularly if they are to pull off an incredible escape. Therefore, we expect an end-to-end match with lots of goals.

Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United | Sheffield United vs Brighton predictions
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Sheffield United vs Brighton team news

Sheffield United predicted lineup vs Brighton

Rhs Norrington-Davies only returned from a 14-month injury layoff in December but he looks set for another spell on the sidelines after being forced off against Luton last weekend after just four minutes. The full-back rejoins Chris Basham, John Egan and Daniel Jebbison in the treatment room, however, there is hope that Ben Brereton-Diaz, Oli McBurnie and George Baldock could all return on Sunday afternoon.

Foderingham – Bogle, Robinson, Ahmedhodzic, Holgate, Baldock – Hamer, McAtee, Souza, Brereton-Diaz – Archer

Brighton predicted lineup vs Sheffield United

Simon Adingra is finally available for selection again after the winger returned from the Africa Cup of Nations earlier in the week. Adingra's return has coincided with the returns of Kaoru Mitoma and Ansu Fati and all of a sudden, the Seagulls look to have a superb attacking threat once again. On the injury front, Joao Pedro, Jack Hinshelwood, James Milner, Julio Enciso and Solly March will all miss the match on Sunday.

Steele – Lamptey, Dunk, Van Hecke, Estupinan – Gross, Gilmour – Adingra, Fati, Mitoma – Ferguson

Sheffield United vs Brighton: What the fans think

Blades fans are getting excited again

Brighton fans are dreaming of returns

How far will Brighton fans travel to Sheffield?

Brighton supporters have one of their longest away trips of the season on Sunday when they travel to Bramall Lane. The total distance between Brighton and Sheffield is roughly 230 miles and will take the travelling Seagulls four and a half hours via car or coach. By rail, Brighton fans can get a direct train to London Victoria before making their way across to St Pancras International. From there, they can take a direct train to Sheffield. All in, this journey will also take four and a half hours.

Sheffield United vs Brighton: Tickets

Sheffield United are still selling tickets for the match against Brighton on the official club website with tickets now available on general sale. Adult tickets cost £36 while juniors cost £16. Brighton were given an allocation of 2,861 tickets for the match and these have all been sold to eligible Brighton season ticket holders.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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