The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a goalless draw against Rotherham United in the second tier on Saturday, while Wrexham secured a 2-1 National League win over Altrincham on the same day.
Sheffield United will host Wrexham in a FA Cup fourth round replay at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night. Both sides played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Racecourse Ground in the reverse fixture on January 28. National League outfit Wrexham were on the verge of securing a stunning victory when Paul Mulin made the score 3-2 in the 86th-minute of the contest, but John Egan’s 95th-minute effort leveled the score for the Championship side. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a goalless draw against Rotherham United in the second tier on Saturday, while Wrexham secured a 2-1 National League win over Altrincham on the same day.
“Wrexham are maybe seen as a scalp in their league games, it’s a different feel for them in these games, but that makes them dangerous.”
Paul Heckingbottom’s @EmiratesFACup preview. 👇
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) February 6, 2023
Sheffield United are currently occupying second spot in the English second tier standings, having collected 58 points from 29 games. Their latest outing against Rotherham ended in a goalless draw despite recording more than 60% of ball possession. The result extended their unbeaten run to 11 games across all competitions. The Blades have won the FA Cup on four previous occasions, last lifting the trophy in 1924-25, and a victory against Wrexham will see them take on Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth round of the competition.
Wrexham, on the other hand, are also sitting at the second position in the English fifth tier standings, with 68 points to their name from 28 games, three adrift of leaders Notts County, who have played two games more. The Welsh outfit got the better of Altrincham in their last outing, courtesy of second half efforts from Ollie Palmer and Eoghan O’Connell. Meanwhile, the Robins overcame the likes of Blyth Spartans, Oldham Athletic, Farnborough and Coventry City to reach this far in the FA Cup.
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Sheffield United’s injury list consists of George Baldock, Enda Stevens, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Jack O’Connell and Rhys Norrington-Davies. The Blades are well on track to earn a promotion to Premier League, therefore head coach Heckingbottom will undoubtedly prioritise Championship, and might make a good number of changes to the side that started against Rotherham last time out. Oli McBurnie and Billy Sharp might start up front, with Bogle and Osborn occupying the flanks. As for Wrexham, Palmer and Mullin could form the attacking-duo, with Young, O’Connor and Lee occupying the engine room.
Sheffield United Probable line-up: Davies, Ahmedhodzic, egan, Basham, Bogle, McAtee, Norwood, Doyle, Osborn, McBurnie, Sharp
Wrexham probable line-up: Howard, Forde, Jones, Tozer, Tunnicliffe, McFadzean, Young, O’Conner, Lee, Mullin, Palmer
|Hull City||1-0 (W)|
|Stoke City||3-1 (W)|
|Sheffield United||3-3 (D)|
|Last 2 match-results||Score|
|Wrexham draw Sheffield United||3-3|
|Sheffield United beat Wrexham||2-3|
The FA Cup match between Sheffield United and Wrexham will take place at Bramall Lane on Wednesday at 1:15 am IST.
|Sheffield United vs Wrexham||Key Details|
|Date||February 7 (UK)|
|Kickoff time in UK||7:45 pm (Tuesday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:15 am (Wednesday)|
The live telecast of the FA Cup match between Sheffield United and Wrexham can be seen on ITVX, TalkSport Radio UK and ITV 4 in the UK.
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