Mark Lawrenson reveals shock Sheffield United prediction ahead of Fulham clash

Sheffield United head into their weekend clash against Fulham in desperate need of a win, as the Blades look to put their dismal midweek loss to West Ham behind them and bounce back this weekend.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 10:10 am

Writing his weekly predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson tipped United to pick up a shock 2-1 win at Craven Cottage.

Explaining his choice, the former Liverpool defender claimed: "Fulham are looking lively in attack and they have had a decent few days, moving to within six points of safety after beating Everton on Sunday and then getting a draw at Burnley on Wednesday.

"Sheffield United were well beaten by West Ham last weekend, which was a big setback in their mini-revival, but I just have a funny feeling the Blades will get the points here.

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Mark Lawrenson's Fulham v Sheffield United prediction (Photo by GARETH COPLEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

"They have only won one of their 12 away league games so far this season - at Old Trafford last month - but this is almost the last throw of the dice for Chris Wilder's side, and I think they will treat it as a game they absolutely have to win to have a chance of staying up."

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, Architects frontman and Man Utd fan Sam Carter, also backed the Blades to win 2-1, and argued: "I feel like if anyone is going to get out of the bottom three, it is going to be Sheffield United"

The last time the two sides met, back in October, Billy Sharp's 85th minute penalty saw the Blades snatch a point at Bramall Lane.