In England’s third game category, a few catching-up matches will take place during the week, including the meeting between Sheffield United and Fleetwood Town. Both teams play for the promotion this season, so you can talk about a top game.
Sheffield United can finally make positive headlines again this year, with 57 points currently leading the table and thus occupying a direct ascent place. Their lead over the relegation pitch is already at seven points, but the bolton of the league Bolton has also completed two games less. Therefore, this advantage can also shrink again. In their 28 games, they won 17 wins and 6 draws and conceded only 5 defeats. Sheffield’s home game is particularly noteworthy, with 14 wins – 2 draws and only 2 losses in 14 games. The last thing the team fell into a small performance slump, however, after their clear 1: 4 defeat at FC Walsall, a disappointing 2: 2 at home against the 17. FC Gillingham. In the meantime, they had a lot of short results at home, so they could only win a goal difference against Shrewsbury Town (19th), FC Bury (21st) Northampton Town (22nd). The most important player in the team of coach Chris Wilder is striker Billy Sharp. The 30-year-old has already scored 17 goals and is also a team captain.
Your opponent, Fleetwood Town, is currently on the 6th place and can make a significant step towards 2nd place with a win. The guests have made a good start in the last couple of months after a totally stifled start of the season and a midterm 17th place in the league. Fleetwood conceded only two defeats in the last 15 league games and won 10 victories. The last 10 games they could even be undefeated and recorded 7 wins and 3 draws. Uwe Rösler’s team even won the last four games, including two away wins at Shrewsbury Town (1-0) and Coventry City (1-0). The big strength of this team lies in their defensive, because they are very stable and conceded only few goals. In the past five league games it was only a goal and that was the 3-1 home win over the Bristol Rovers. In the FA Cup, they were able to reach a 0-0 win at second-division Bristol City.