Sheffield United vs Huddersfield Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Slaviša Jokanović will go searching for his first league victory in charge of Sheffield United at the weekend, as his side welcome Huddersfield Town to Bramall Lane for what could prove to be a tasty Yorkshire derby.

The Blades come into Saturday's clash off the back of a major setback midweek, as they were hammered by West Brom 4-0 away at the Hawthorns on Wednesday evening.

Saturday offers a shot at redemption for United, but they'll have their work cut out if they're to earn their first league win, as their opponents are brewing with confidence after earning their first victory of the season midweek.

. Form guide

Sheffield United

As stated above, United are yet to earn their first win of the league campaign but aren't pointless as they earned a hard-fought point in South Wales against Swansea City last weekend in a 0-0 draw. A defensively resolute showing that United will hope they can find again this weekend.

The Swansea result is either side of two frustrating defeats at the hands of Midlands-based outfits Birmingham City and the aforementioned West Brom, but they did boast a Carabao Cup victory against Carlisle United a week ago.

Huddersfield Town

The visitors come into the encounter with the better form and will be full of confidence off the back of edging past Preston North End on Tuesday evening.

This was an excellent response from Carlos Corberan's men after they suffered a thrashing of their own at the hands of Fulham at the weekend. These two results came after a league cup victory away at Sheffield Wednesday and an opening day stalemate with Derby Countyat Pride Park.

. Team news

Sheffield United

Slaviša Jokanović will be without the services of Jack O'Connell, Lys Mousset and Enda Stevens for Saturday's clash with Huddersfield, the trio are all sidelined with injuries.

Michael Verrips is expected to retain his spot in goals for the Blades, with Aaron Ramsdale close to a move to Arsenal. Liverpool loanee Ben Davies is in contention to make his debut for United.

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield will once again be without Aaron Rowe for their trip to Bramall Lane at the weekend, it's also unlikely that Pipa or Rolando Aarons will feature for the Terriers.

However, Huddersfield will surely be boosted by the news that left-back duo Harry Toffolo and Josh Ruffels have completed a period of isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 and are at the disposal of Carlos Corberan. The Spanish coach must now decide between sticking with the back three that earned Huddersfield's first league win of the season on Tuesday or return to the familiar back four they used in pre-season. 

. Predicted lineups

Sheffield United:

Verrips; Baldock, Egan, Basham, Robinson; Norwood, Fleck, Berge; Brewster, McGoldrick, Burke

Huddersfield Town:

Nicholls; Lees, Sarr, Colwill; Turton, Hogg, O'Brien, Holmes, Thomas, Ward, Koroma

. Previous meetings

You have to go back almost a decade for the last time these two sides faced off in a competitive game and what an encounter it was back in May 2012 at Wembley. Huddersfield came out on top in the 2011-12 League One playoff final to earn their return to the Championship in a dramatic penalty shoot, the Blades would have to wait another four years after this before they made a return to the second tier.

Huddersfield also won the last competitive meeting between the two sides at Bramall Lane, a Lee Novak brace helping the Terriers on their way towards earning a 3-0 triumph back in 2011.

. Ones to watch

Sander Berge

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Arguably the player with the most quality in the Championship this season, you can't help but feel it will only be a matter of time before Norwegian star Sander Berge bursts into life for United once again, off the back of a fine season in South Yorkshire last campaign.

Berge was one of only a few positives for the Blades last campaign, as they were relegated from the Premier League and showed all his qualities during his first full season at Bramall Lane. He'll face a tough test on Saturday with a potential matchup against Duane Holmes on the cards, but perhaps this is the test Berge needs to shine once again.

Sorba Thomas

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A player who will relish the weekend's encounter is Huddersfield's new star, Sorba Thomas.

The 22-year-old has shown some immense form for the Terriers during the first few games of the season and if Huddersfield are to break down Sheffield United at any point on Saturday you can expect Thomas to have played some part in it.

. How to watch

Due to 15:00 BST games on a Saturday no longer being streamed in the UK, after a return to the pre-COVID streaming regulations, the game won't be available to watch for supporters within the UK. The game will be available for overseas customers through both teams' streaming services, with match passes costing £10.

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