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Bristol City vs Sheffield United Preview: EFL Championship

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Bristol City and Sheffield United will go head-to-head on Tuesday night as EFL Championship action returns to our screens.

RealSport101's Harry Smith is on hand to provide a comprehensive preview of Saturday's EFL Championship battle, including team news, predicted starting XIs and predictions.

Bristol City vs Sheffield United Team News

Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson is managing a defensive injury crisis at the moment with four first-team centre-backs sidelined for the visit of Sheffield United.

Expect wing-backs George Tanner and Cameron Pring to fill in as part of the back three once again, anchored by the only fit centre-back at the club, Zak Vyner.

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Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has completed his three-match suspension and will return between the sticks for the trip to Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon.

Wing-back Enda Stevens has seen his season plagued by injury but returned to the bench for the trip to West Brom on Saturday. He could start on the left come Tuesday night.

Confirmed Absentees

Bristol City: Tomas Kalas, Kane Wilson, Timm Klose, Andreas Weimann, Rob Atkinson, Kal Naismith

Sheffield United: Ciaran Clark, Jayden Bogle, Max Lowe, Sander Berge, Jack O'Connell, Rhian Brewster, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Ismaila Coulibaly

Predicted Lineups

Bristol City (3-4-1-2): O'Leary; Tanner, Vyner, Pring; Sykes, James, Williams, Dasilva; Scott; Conway, Wells

Sheffield United (3-5-1-1): Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Basham; Baldock, Doyle, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Ndiaye; McBurnie

Bristol City vs Sheffield United Score Prediction

An early goal from academy graduate Tommy Conway proved enough to earn a point for Bristol City against an in-form Swansea side in their last EFL Championship encounter.

The Robins showed some promise in the earliest stage of the season, particularly going forward, but have now won just two of their last ten league games ahead of this tricky midweek clash.

Sheffield United seem to have turned a page following a dismal run of results, cruising to a 2-0 away win against West Brom on Saturday thanks to two early goals.

Paul Heckingbottom's men were winless in six EFL Championship outings prior to that result, but are now heading back towards the automatic promotion places.

Score Prediction: Bristol City 1-2 Sheffield United

Harry Smith's Tip: Away team Over 1.5 goals

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