Round 27 opens up with a bang on Friday. The second for this season Steel City derby will commence in the evening. Both teams pride is at stake here and players along with staff are determined to get one over their rivals.

The Blades managed to steady their performances a bit but not before leaving top 6. The team sits in the foothills of the play-offs and eventual win on Friday could send them straight into top 6. They obviously need to step up their game if they want to keep their dream for promotion. The team started well the season but their opponents managed to get used to their style. This led to a lot of conceded goals which couldn’t be compensated. United are slowly repairing the holes in their defensive line and going the right way again.

Wednesday are having a nightmare season. They lost their hopes for promotion and changed their manager but the performances stayed relatively the same. The Owls are struggling to create enough chances. Not only they have fewer chances but also tend to miss even the few they create. There was some slight positivity against Nottingham but this was probably a lift in the first game after the managerial change.

Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wednesday: Predictions

Such derbies are always a bit unpredictable. Both teams are having troubles at the back and goals could be expected. United hardly keeps a clean sheet at home while Wednesday will be heavily motivated after their previous defeat in this derby. Over 2.5 goals looks a reasonable pick along with decent chances for a draw.

Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wednesday: Bet Tips

Over 2.5 goals at 2.18

Draw at 3.52