West Brom and Bristol City could mean goals galore for Sheffield United

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West Brom and Bristol City could mean goals galore for Sheffield United

It’s West Brom v Sheffield United this weekend in what is a huge game for the Blades as they look to get back to winning ways.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side are now six without a win. It’s a run which has seen United tumble down to fifth in the table.

However, there is cause for optimism in the next two games with West Brom and Bristol City. Both represent tough away fixtures for United. But both are games that the Blades, if they play well, can come out on top in. And the stats suggest we’re in for a feast of goals.

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First up, West Brom have conceded 22 goals this season. Only five teams have conceded more. One of which is Bristol City, who have let in a whopping 26 so far. Only Hull City, who have conceded 31, have shipped more Championship goals.

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As we know, United are among the top scorers with 26 goals scored. Only Burnley (30) have netted more times.

However, goals could come the other way too. Bristol City have hit the back of the net 25 times themselves. It makes them the division’s joint third highest goal-scorers. Even West Brom have hit 20, four and six more than the other two sides in the bottom three with them.

So, while Paul Heckingbottom will want a solid defensive display from his Sheffield United team, don’t be surprised for the goal-fest of recent weeks to continue. Blades fans will just need to hope that, in the end, it is their side who outscores both West Brom and Bristol City.

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Six games without a win is a long time in the Championship. You can see from the table how it affects things.

It’s vital, then, that United pick up at least one win in these next two. Six points would be ideal but Paul Heckingbottom would love four points and snap your hand off right now if offered them you imagine.

With just four games until the break for the World Cup, United need to get some more points on the board. Games against leaky defences like Albion and the Robins represent a big chance to do this.

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