Match Previews

Match Preview | Sheffield United v Albion

Outside Sheffield United's Bramall Lane

Albion travel to Sheffield United on Wednesday evening in an important Sky Bet Championship clash for both teams (ko 8pm).

The Baggies are looking to bounce back from Sunday's defeat to Sunderland and take advantage of their game in hand over most of the play-off chasing pack.

Meanwhile Sheffield United know that a win against Carlos Corberán's men at Bramall Lane will see them promoted.

The two sides have already met twice this season, once in the Carabao Cup and once in the league. The Baggies won the cup tie 1-0, with the visitors coming out on top 2-0 in the league encounter.

The fixture will be a historic occasion for Albion, as it will be the club's 5,000th league game.

Wednesday's clash is the third this season between the two teams

Follow the game live

Supporters inside and outside the United Kingdom can listen to live audio commentary on WBA Radio of Albion's battle with the Blades at Bramall Lane on Wednesday, while select overseas nations can buy a video match pass (£10) for the game. 

Regular commentators Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will be on air from 7.50pm. 

Audio passes can be purchased here for £2.50

Updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the night.

WBA TV Matchday

Our opponents

United took a break from Championship action on Saturday to compete in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they were bested 3-0 by Manchester City at Wembley.

Five wins from their last six league fixtures has taken them to the brink of promotion back to the Premier League, with one win from their final four games now enough to seal their place in the top flight for next season.

Paul Heckingbottom's Blades have shown good form at Bramall Lane recently, recording victories in all of their last four matches and netting nine goals in the process.

They have been beaten four times on their own patch this campaign, though. Their most recent home defeat was to Luton in March.

Albion do edge the all-time head-to-head, albeit narrowly, having recorded a total of 47 triumphs against Sheffield United, compared to their 45 successes. The other 27 meetings have ended as draws.

The Blades are within touching distance of promotion to the Premier League

From the Albion Archive 

The Baggies came from 1-0 down to record a memorable 2-1 victory at Sheffield United in December 2018.

The Blades opened the scoring early on through David McGoldrick, but Albion hit back and equalised before the break courtesy of Gareth Barry's impressive strike. 

And the visitors secured all three Championship points 14 minutes from time when Kieran Gibbs slotted home from inside the penalty area.

You can watch the highlights below.

One for the stattos

In all three of the previous campaigns in which these two clubs met each other, both sides have won one of the two fixtures. 

Sheffield United won the Championship clash at The Hawthorns in October, so let's hope a victory is on the cards for the Baggies on Wednesday.

None of the last nine head-to-heads in all competitions have ended level, with the Blades claiming four wins and Albion recording five. 

Former Baggie and Blade Callum Robinson celebrates scoring for Albion against Sheffield United in August 2021

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Wednesday's visit to Bramall Lane. 

You can purchase your seat for the encounter here.


Supporters travelling via car can secure a space through Sheffield United's parking partner here.

A ticket graphic for Albion's trip to Sheffield United

Colours for the road

The Baggies will don green & yellow for Wednesday's outing.

The last time Albion wore their away kit was in the win at Stoke earlier this month.