After a disrupted weekend schedule due to the adverse weather conditions brought by the Beast from the East, the Championship looks to get back underway on Tuesday with a full round of fixtures.
All of South Yorkshire’s teams are in action on Tuesday night, as Sheffield United play Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday host Ipswich, and Barnsley head to Wales to play Cardiff.
Cardiff City v Barnsley
Location: Cardiff City Stadium
Kick-Off Time: 19:45
With one win in five, Barnsley face a tough trip to Cardiff, the Championship’s most in form team. The Bluebirds have won four of their last five as they attempt to chase down Wolves for the title.
Barnsley will be trying to pick up as many points as possible in a bid to create space between them and Birmingham City who are looking to bounce back from a five match losing streak with the appointment of their new manager, Garry Monk.
The Reds have picked up four points from a possible nine since they appointed their new boss, José Morais, last month. If results go their way, they could find themselves as high as 18th in the table in what is looking like an increasingly unpredictable relegation battle.
Fulham v Sheffield United
Location: Craven Cottage
If results are kind to the Blades, they could find themselves back in the playoff positions if they manage to better Fulham at Craven Cottage.
It will be a difficult task for United, as Fulham have not lost at home since Bristol City beat them 2-0 last October.
Sheffield United’s away form has been a mixed bag and have gone 2-2-2 in their last six away games in the Championship.
United’s defence will have to look out for Fulham’s versatile Ryan Sessegnon. The 17 year old has scored nine league goals in 2018 and has been consistently linked with a big money move to various Premier League clubs. Sessegnon has odds as low as 7/1 at some bookmakers to make the England squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Meanwhile, the Blades will be hoping Billy Sharp will follow his Man of the Match performance against Reading with a couple more goals tomorrow night.
Get Ryan Sessegnon on that plane to Russia if Danny Rose isn’t fit. This kid will fill England’s left side for 20 years ⚪⚫
— Ben Nicholson (@BeenNicholson) February 24, 2018
Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich Town
Location: Hillsborough Stadium
After a strong start to the 2017/18 campaign, Wednesday have slipped to 17th in the table after three consecutive losses and they will be worried about being dragged into the relegation battle.
It’s hard to predict which Ipswich team will turn up at Hillsborough, but they have looked much more defensively solid since the signing of former Sheffield United loanee, Cameron Carter-Vickers. With Tottenham switching to a three at the back formation in January, this may be prove a problem for the Owls who have not scored more than once in the last six games.