The second quarter final of the FA Cup will be competed between Sheffield United and Arsenal in what promises to be an intriguing affair. Both teams have been poor post the lockdown, with Sheffield losing three of its last three, while, Arsenal have lost two and won just the one recently. Shffield and Arsenal are expected to miss out on a spot to the Champions League next season considering their form, which is why going the distance in the cup competition will be of utmost importance.
Date- Sunday, June 28
Kick-Off- 5:30 PM (IST)
Chris Wilder will be eager on the return of Jack O’Connell and Lys Mousset as they both sustained knocks and will be assessed prior to kick off. Dean Henderson should be back as the frontline goalkeeper after missing out the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United in the league. John Egand didn’t play a part either in the last game for the Blades but is expected to be in the line of defence. Norwood, Besic and Freeman could be the midfielders for the hosts.
Centre back David Luiz is available for the Gunners after going through a two match ban. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno is out injured but could soon be back, while Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and Lucas Torreira are all ruled out as well. Kieran Tierney and Cedric Soares will be assessed closer to the game, while Arteta could go for a similar lineup that squared off in the 2-0 win over Southampton recently. The likes of Aubameyang, Pepe and Lacazatte are expected to be rested here.
Sheffield United (Expected Playing 11)
Arsenal (Expected Playing 11)
Eddie Nkiteah was one of the stars of the show for Arsenal in the 2-0 win over Southampton and can play a pivotal role in the forward line once again. Nkiteah has two goals from 409 minutes in the league this season. His inclusion in the Dream11 Match Prediction side could earn the user a decent amount of points.
Oliver McBurnie has four goals and a pass accuracy of 63% from 29 appearances for Sheffield. His inclusion in the today match prediction side could also earn the user some points.
Bukayo Saka has impressed for Arsenal with his ability to adapt in every position. The 18-year-old has registered four assists, while having a pass accuracy of 82% from 21 appearances in the league. His inclusion in the Fantasy Football side could also earn the user valuable points.
Though both teams might be struggling in recent times, Arsenal might just have enough in the tank to bag that win.
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