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Sheffield United vs Birmingham Predictions & Tips - Blades tipped for draw on Championship return

  • Sheffield United vs Birmingham tips for Saturday's EFL Championship match
  • The match is being played at Bramall Lane (8.00pm BST)
  • Sheffield United have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches against Birmingham
  • Will the Blades make a winning start back in the Championship?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Slavisa Jokanovic takes charge of the Blades for the first time (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 06 Aug 2021
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Sheffield United vs Birmingham Predictions


Sheffield United begin life back in the Championship with a home game against Birmingham and a draw is tipped.
  • Sheffield United vs Birmingham Predictions
  • Head to Head 
  • Sheffield United Form
  • Sheffield United Team News
  • Birmingham Form
  • Birmingham Team News
  • Sheffield United vs Birmingham FAQs

Birmingham have recruited well in the summer and the Blues can make it a difficult opening game for the Blades.

  • Sheffield United are winless in 9 of their last 12 matches (Premier League).
  • Sheffield United have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches against Birmingham (Championship).
  • Birmingham are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Sheffield United (all competitions).
  • Birmingham are undefeated in 6 of their last 8 matches (Championship).

Head to Head 


There has been little to split these sides in history with Birmingham edging the head to head 46-42. There has also been 22 draws.

Three of the last four clashes have ended in draws, including most recently in both meetings during the 2019/20 Championship season.

Sheffield United Form


Sheffield United endured a nightmare season as they finished bottom of the Premier League with 23 points from 38 games.

Two wins in the last three games over Everton and Burnley added some respectability to the Blades' points haul, but it was a campaign to forget as they lost 29 times.

In preparation for life back in the Championship, the Blades have appointed Slaviša Jokanović as the long-term successor to Chris Wilder who left last season.

Sheffield United have played two friendlies - a 3-0 win over Europa Point and a 4-0 victory over Doncaster.

Sheffield United Team News


Sheffield United currently have kept much of last season's Premier League squad at Bramall Lane.

John Lundstram has joined Rangers, Simon Moore has left for Championship rivals Coventry City and Ryan Viggars has moved to Charlton.

Phil Jagielka and Jack Rodwell are experienced heads to have left.

Birmingham Form


Birmingham signed off last season with two heavy defeats as they lost 4-0 to Cardiff and 5-2 to Blackburn.

Manager Lee Bowyer had already done the hard work by steering the Blues clear of relegation with an 18th placed finish.

Goals were Birmingham's problem last season, scoring just 37 in 46 games in the Championship.

Bowyer's side have had a busy pre-season with six friendlies. They defeated Cheltenham 3-0, drew 1-1 with Barrow and beat a Salford City XI 7-0.

But they have lost three in a row against Northampton 3-2, West Brom 4-0 and Tamworth 3-1.

Birmingham Team News


Birmingham have signed forward Jordan Graham from Gillingham, striker Chuks Aneke from Charlton and midfielder Ryan Woods from Stoke on free transfers.

Australian international midfielder Riley McGree has joined on loan until January from Charlotte FC.

Chelsea full-back Juan Castillo, Manchester United winger Tahith Chong and Wolves pair defender Dion Sanderson and goalkeeper Matija Sarkic will spend the season on loan at St Andrew's.

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Verdict

Birmingham have brought in some good talent and look a much stronger side than last season. The Blues are tipped to claim a point from the season-opener and deny Sheffield United victory on their return to the Championship.

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