This is how Football Manager thinks Sheffield United will perform over the Christmas period

The hectic Christmas period is nearly upon us and for some teams it can be make or break for the season.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 06 December, 2018, 12:33
Sheffield United

With each team set to play six matches between now and New Year's Day, there's plenty of football to keep fans entertained in the Championship. This is how the computers at Football Manager think Sheffield United will do after simulating every game...

Ipswich have only won once this season, but the Football Manager computers predict they'll pick up two more victories over the festive season. 20 pts.
2. 23. Hull City It doesn't look good for the Tigers if the FM computers are right - they won't pick up a single win according to the simulation. 21 pts.
There would be no change in league position for Millwall if the predictions are correct - the computer doesn't think they'll win a game in the rest of December. 21 pts.
Form won't be kind to Rotherham, leaving them just above the danger zone according to the FM computer. 25 pts.
Paul Cook's men will slide down the league standings according to the simulation, failing to pick up three points in any of their remaining matches this month. 26 pts.
The Royals have been struggling this season and have just parted with manager Paul Clement, but according to the computer things might be improving over Christmas. 26 pts.
'Tis the season for Bolton wins according to the FM simulation, as it predicts three wins and a draw will haul them out of the relegation zone. 28 pts.
Not much change is coming in terms of league position for the Owls if the computer is to be believed. 28 pts.
Not much improvement in the league table for Alex Neil's Preston either, with just one win forecast for the rest of the month. 28 pts.
One win and three draws are on the cards for the Robins according to FM, leaving them in the mid-teens in the table. 32 pts.
Rovers could be in for a bit of a downturn of form, with the computer predicting a slide down the table for Tony Mowbray's men. 33 pts.
Garry Monk's men could also be set for a tough spell over the festive season, with FM not expecting any wins for the Blues. 34pts.

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The Bees have been struggling since losing Dean Smith to Aston Villa but things could be looking up if the simulation is to be believed. 34 pts.
Consistency is key - at least that's what FM predicts for QPR this December as they'll apparently stay in their current league position. 35 pts.
December could be Swansea's month according to the computer - it reckons the Welsh side will pick up four wins. 39 pts.
Promotion is the goal for Frank Lampard and Derby County but according to FM they'll be a few places off the play-offs heading into the New Year. 40 pts.
Two wins and three draws would be a good return from six December matches if Villa can match the FM prediction. 40 pts.
Forest could drop out of the play-offs heading into 2019 if they perform as the computer thinks they will. 41 pts.
The Potters will be hoping to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking but they could have some work to do if they are only in 6th when they head into the New Year. 41 pts.
Four wins could be on the cards for Boro to keep them inside the play-off places. 48 pts.
It could be an undefeated six match run for the Blades to send them marching back up the Championship into the New Year. 48 pts.
The Baggies are making a strong case for automatic promotion this season but are locked in a three horse race with Norwich and Leeds at the top of the table so far. 48 pts.
The Canaries could drop off the top spot if they play as FM predicts, but it'll be close at the top of the table with just a few points in it. 49 pts.
Leeds will be back at the top of the table with a three point buffer come New Year's Day. Who knows what will happen in the second half of the season! 52 pts.