Sheffield United v Crystal Palace: match preview

The stakes are acutely low at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United prepare for the Championship against long-since safe Crystal Palace. United fans will be pleased to see Sander Berge back in the starting lineup but that is where the good feeling begins and ends. Paul Heckingbottom’s tenure has been poor (two goals scored with 17 conceded in seven matches) and Roy Hodgson will be confident Palace can capitalise to end their rough spell of three successive defeats. Graham Searles

Saturday 3pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Bramall Lane

Last season Sheffield United 1 Crystal Palace 0

Referee Simon Hooper

This season G11 Y27 R0 2.45 cards/game

Odds H 2-1 A 8-5 D 2-1

Subs from Foderingham, Burke, Maguire, Mousset, Ndiaye, Lowe, Jagielka, Ampadu, Lundstram, Robinson, Osborn, Bryan

Doubtful Ampadu (groin)

Injured McBurnie (foot, unknown), O’Connell (knee, unknown), Sharp (thigh, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y64 R3


Leading scorer McGoldrick 7

Subs from Butland, Henderson, Dann, Kelly, Mateta, Hannam, Schlupp, Clyne, McCarthy, Batshuayi, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Ayew

Doubtful Zaha (groin), Sakho (match fitness), Tomkins (match fitness)

Injured McArthur (calf, unknown), Wickham (match fitness, unknown), Ferguson (match fitness, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y44 R2


Leading scorer Zaha 10