Huddersfield Town vs Sheffield United verdict, predicted score, key stats and suggested bets

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With Sheffield United already promoted, Town have the greater need for the point as they look to avoid relegation from the second tier.

Date, KO time and TV coverage

Championship, Thursday May 4, Kick-off 7:45pm, live on Sky Sports Red Button

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Predicted score

Huddersfield 1-1 Sheffield United

Suggested bets

Huddersfield win or draw Under 2.5 goals

Key stats

Huddersfield Town are unbeaten in four of their five home matches under Neil Warnock, including a 4-2 win against Middlesbrough. Warnock is on a three-game winning streak when hosting Sheffield United, beating them while in charge of QPR, Cardiff and Middlesbrough. Sheffield United beat Huddersfield 1-0 at Bramall Lane earlier in the season, but haven't completed a league double over Town since the early '60s. Warnock's Sheffield United side set a club record of 90 points in a second-tier season in the 2005/06 campaign. If the Blades win on Thursday, they will set a new record of 91.

Team news

Anthony Knockaert (knock), Duane Holmes (tendon), Oliver Turton (knee), Kieran Phillips (leg), Faustino Anjorin (ankle) and Yuta Nakayama (achilles) are all unavailable for Huddersfield Town. Ben Osborne (hamstring), Enda Stevens (muscle), Rhian Brewster (hamstring), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring) and Jack O'Connell (knee) are unlikely to feature again this season.


Huddersfield Town's tally of four points from consecutive away games could be enough to help them stay in the league, but it isn't job done yet. Their 2-1 victory against Cardiff moved them on to 47 points, three ahead of 22nd-placed Reading. The Terriers have the benefit of an extra game to play, although it is against newly promoted Sheffield United. Despite securing a Premier League return, the Blades won't want to roll over for their Yorkshire neighbours. When Neil Warnock took the job in February, Town looked dead and buried. Over the course of a 46-game season, their form under him would have been good enough to put them in contention for a play-off place. Huddersfield are unbeaten in four of his five home matches, including a 4-2 win over Middlesbrough, so they have certainly shown they have the qualities to go toe to toe with any side. Sheffield United have reeled off four consecutive victories prior to this game, but all of those matches were played at home. On their travels, United have dropped points in five of their last eight. United's tally of 88 points represents their third-best season at this level. While they can't match the Championship record of 106 points, they can beat the club record of 90 points. Any guesses who set it? Warnock's Sheffield United side won 28 and drew 12 of their 46 Championship matches in the 2005/06 season as they sealed promotion to the Premier League. One more win for Paul Heckingbottom would set a new record. The visitors will have a second chance to break that record when they visit Birmingham City at the weekend. While it should ensure a competitive effort at The John Smith's Stadium, it isn't the same as needing points to secure your league status. Games between these two sides have been closely contested in recent years, with a total of 12 goals scored in the last seven meetings. Huddersfield are unbeaten in four of the last five meetings and should be able to scrap out the point they need here.

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