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Preview: Burnley vs Sheffield United – prediction, team news, line-ups

The English Championship returns on Monday as Burnley host Sheffield United at Turf Moor in a blockbuster clash. 

The Clarets sealed their promotion back to the Premier League on Friday after edging Middlesbrough 2-1 in an away encounter. 

The Riverside Stadium has been a difficult place for opponents this season but the Lancashire outfit managed to come away with full points to secure promotion back to the big time. 

Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the visitors before Chuba Akpom restored parity from the penalty spot just after the restart. 

However, Connor Roberts scored the decisive goal in the 66th-minute to spark wild celebrations among their travelling fans. 

Burnley have sealed promotion to the English top-flight with seven games to spare, a feat no Championship side had ever pulled off before. 

Vincent Kompany’s men will now be looking to seal title glory and also try to break Reading’s all-time points record of 106. 

They will meet Sheffield United, a team 11 points behind them in second and currently the top contender to secure the runners-up spot. 

Since the 1-0 home defeat to Luton Town, Paul Heckingbottom’s side have won their subsequent four matches in all competitions. 

Their most recent win came against Wigan Athletic at the Bramall Lane, with Iliman Ndiaye’s early strike proving decisive. 

It wasn’t the most convincing victory from the Blades but results are far more important than performances at this stage of the campaign. 

Sheffield United currently hold an eight-point lead over third-placed Luton Town with Middlesbrough, Millwall and Blackburn Rovers all close behind. 

Team News 

Manager Vincent Kompany doesn’t have a lot of injury woes at the moment, with almost all his key players available to play. Darko Churlinov should the only absentee for the Clarets as he is currently recovering from a leg problem. 

The same thing cannot be said about Sheffield United who will be without Enda Stevens, Ben Osborn, Rhy Norrington-Davies and Rhian Brewster due to injury issues. 

Burnley vs Sheffield United potential line-ups 

Burnley: Muric; Roberts, Beyer, Al-Dakhil, Maatsen; Cullen, Brownhill; Tella, Gudmundsson, Zaroury; Barnes

Sheffield United: Foderingham; Robinson, Egan, Ahmedhodzic; Bogle, Norwood, Berge, Doyle, Baldock; McAtee; Ndiaye

How to Watch? 

Burnley vs Sheffield United, as well as all Championship matches, can be watched via soccer streams

Burnley vs Sheffield United prediction 

The Clarets should be full of confidence ahead of Monday’s clash. They have achieved their primary goal by seal promotion to the top-flight. They also boast an incredible record at Turf Moor, taking 48 points from a possible 60. 

However, their worst league defeat this season has come at the hands of Sheffield United who battered their opponents 5-2 at Bramall Lane in November. The Blades will be looking to claim a double over their Championship rivals on Monday, but will they be able to achieve their target? 

Considering Burnley’s spectacular form and impressive home record, a win for Vincent Kompany’s men looks to be the most likely result. 

Burnley 2-1 Sheffield United 

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