Sheffield United v Preston North End: What time is kick-off, is it on TV and what are the odds?

Sheffield United will host Preston North End at Bramall Lane for their Championship clash on Saturday 22 September.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 11:02 am
Chris Wilder's side will be going in search of three points on Saturday

There's a fair bit of distance between the two sides so far this season, as the Blades currently sit in 5th and Preston are down in the relegation zone in 23rd place.

What time is kick off?

Chris Wilder's side will be going in search of three points on Saturday

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Kick off at Bramall Lane is at 3pm on Saturday 22 September.

Is the match on TV? Can I watch it on a live stream?

The match is not being shown by Sky Sports but should also be available to watch via the iFollow service and iFollow Audio.

How can I follow United v Preston live?

You'll be able to follow all the latest updates and team news on The Star website.

Who will be in the teams for the match?

Midfielder John Fleck should return for the match if he recovers from a groin injury that has kept him out since the international break.

Paul Coutts will also be in contention after playing a full 90 minutes for United's under-23s this week, in what would be his first competitive senior appearance since he broke his leg in November last year.

Preston have been without Alan Browne in recent matches because of a calf complaint the Republic of Ireland midfielder picked up over the international break.

Alex Neil will be without Ben Pearson, who will serve the final game of a three-match ban after receiving a red card for a headbutt against Bolton earlier in the month.

Who is the referee?

Referee appointments have not yet been announced.

What are the betting odds?

Sky Bet have a win for the home side at 17/20, a draw at 5/2 and a win for Wednesday at 16/5.

What is the form of United and Preston?

The Blades come into the fixture looking to bounce back after a 1-0 defeat away at Bristol City last weekend.

Before the international break, Chris Wilder's side put together a strong winning run that has helped them to 5th in the Championship table.

Preston have had a much slower start to the season and currently sit one place off the foot of the table in 23rd place, with just one win so far this campaign.