Sky Sports pundit, Charlie Nicholas, has once again backed against Sheffield United getting all three points this weekend against Bournemouth.
The Scottish panellist, who is a regular on Soccer Saturday, makes regular predictions throughout the season. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion but Nicholas has got it glaringly wrong on numerous occasions this term.
Indeed, we covered earlier in the season how wrong he had been. At the time – 11 games in – had Nicholas’ insights come true, then the Blades would be rock bottom with only a single point. Obviously, we are all well aware of how things have turned out.
Heading into the weekend’s clash with Eddie Howe’s Cherries side, United can go just two points off the top four with a win. After being in impressive form again of late, you would assume Nicholas would fancy a home banker this time around.
But it’s not to be, with the Scot backing Bournemouth to come away with a point. The Sky Sports man is backing Howe’s side to score twice at Bramall Lane.
However, only three teams have scored more than once at Bramall Lane this season. Manchester United got three, while high-flying Leicester won 2-1 in August. Newcastle United were the other team to notch twice, winning out 2-0 before Christmas.
How have Nicholas’ recent predictions stacked up?
Last weekend, Nicholas backed Palace to overcome United 2-1. A bizarre call, given the Eagles have scored just ten times at home all season and United have only actually lost to Man City and Liverpool on their travels.
Obviously, he backed both City and Liverpool to get wins over United. He did correctly call the Blades getting something at Arsenal, however.
All in all, though, Nicholas has been wide of the mark when it comes to predicting the Blades.
Chris Wilder, of course, won’t care one bit. His Sheffield United team continue to march on and, come the end of the weekend, could be staring Champions League qualification in the face.