High-flying Sheffield United travel to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton Albion, as Championship action returns after the third international break of the season.

Burton currently occupy 21st place in the division, just one place and one point above the relegation zone. On the other hand, Sheffield United sit 2nd in the Championship and could climb up to 1st place for 24 hours at least should they take all three points.

FORM

Last time out, Burton managed to pick up there first league win in 8 games. They overcame Millwall by one goal to nil at the Den. However, their last home win came on the 16th September when they defeated Fulham 2-1 and they have lost their previous 4 games at the Pirelli Stadium.

Sheffield United have won 4 of their last 6 away games in the league, including impressive victories in Yorkshire derbies against Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday. However, the Blades were defeated 1-0 by QPR in their last game on the road. They did emphatically return to winning ways last time out, beating Hull City 4-1 at Bramall Lane.

TEAM NEWS

Manager Nigel Clough is expected to name an unchanged side from their victory over Millwall. Right back John Brayford remains sidelined for the Brewers, meaning centre back Kyle McFadzean will continue to deputise their in his absence.

Goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is available for selection again after missing their previous outing. Wing back George Baldock (hamstring) is also fit again, but striker Ched Evans (ankle) and defender Kieran Freeman (knee) remain absent. (Sky Sports)

HEAD TO HEAD

The sides have faced each other just five times, with their first meeting coming back in 2011. Burton have come out on top on three occasions, with the Blades yet to record a victory over the Brewers in a league encounter. (11v11)

PREDICTION

Despite winning their first game in eight last time out, I can’t see Burton getting a second consecutive win. They have been turned over a number of times on home soil already this year, and another rout could be on the cards.

BURTON 1-3 SHEFFIELD UNITED


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