2022-23 Sky Bet Championship: Week Eight – Sunday

Hull City host Sheffield United at MKM Stadium in a huge Sky Bet Championship clash.

Victory can lift Hull up to fourth if Reading lose elsewhere, whereas a win would see Sheffield Utd regain top spot in the table.


Team News

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Hull have no fresh injury concerns to report from their midweek loss at QPR.

New signings, Adama Traore, Dimitrios Pelkas, Xavier Simons and Harvey Vale could be in contention for their debuts.

Brandon Fleming (foot), Greg Docherty (quad), Dogukan Sinik (calf), James Scott (shin), Allah Sayyadmanesh (hamstring), Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand (groin) and Vaughn Covil (knee) are all ruled out.

Sheffield Utd have no fresh injury concerns to report from their midweek win against Reading.

Adam Davies, Jack O’Connell, Jack Robinson, Jayden Bogle (all knee), Ciaran Clark (hamstring), John Fleck (leg), Ben Osborn, Billy Sharp (both ankle) and Enda Stevens (calf) all remain absent.


Stat Attack

  • Hull have won just one of their last six Championship meetings against Sheffield Utd (W1, D1, L4).
  • Sheffield Utd have lost just one of their last six Championship meetings away against Hull (W4, D1, L1)
  • Hull have conceded three goals in each of their last two home matches against Sheffield Utd (L2).
  • Hull’s Oscar Estupinan has been involved in eight goals this season, having scored seven goals and produced one assist.
  • Iliman Ndiaye and Anel Ahmedhodzic have scored seven goals between themselves for Sheffield Utd this season, although none of their goals have been scored away from Bramall Lane.



Having produced a sloppy first-half display at QPR which proved too heavy to overturn in midweek, Hull now just need to refocus mentally and get back to their best, although defending has been their biggest weakness so far this season.

Sheffield Utd meanwhile seem to have found their groove because they responded to last weekend’s draw at Luton well, with a ruthless display against a knackered-looking Reading which underlined just how dangerous this Utd team is looking with high confidence and real goal threat.

A goalless draw on that note would be a surprise because Hull are yet to lose at home this season despite conceding in all three matches, whilst Sheffield Utd enter this match on high form so this could well be a cracker and potential high-scoring result.

Prediction: Hull City 2-2 Sheffield United

Result: Hull City 0-2 Sheffield United

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