BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson makes this bold Brighton and Hove Albion prediction ahead of Sheffield United clash

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Sheffield United this weekend hoping to move clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Graham Potter could do with three points to ease relegation pressure
Graham Potter could do with three points to ease relegation pressure

Writing his weekly predictions for BBC Sport, Mark Lawrenson tipped Sheffield United to claim all three points at Bramall Lane, backing Chris Wilder's side to triumph 2-0

"Brighton continue to worry me," wrote Lawro. "They have drawn three of their past four games, but they really need a win to stop their slide towards the bottom three.

"The way the Seagulls play out from the back is very nice - they look good, and they have clearly got some good players.

"But they can't get goals and they cannot beat teams, and that has left them in big trouble."

The former Liverpool defender has however been impressed with United this campaign.

"Sheffield United have been in Dubai on their winter break, but I don't think that will affect their momentum. The Blades have deserved all the praise they have got this season but one of the things I really like about them is there is never a huge difference in their level of performance, whether they win or lose.

"They are extremely consistent - far more so than most of the teams immediately around them. It has helped to keep them in the top half since August and put them right in the race for European football.

"For a promoted team not only is that consistency outstanding, it is also quite unusual. I take my hat off to them.

"I have not tipped them to win enough this season so I should apologise to all their fans now, because you know where I am going with this, and it will probably mean they get beaten on Saturday."

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, who play Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe in 'This Country' were more optimistic for Albion. They went with a hard fought 1-1 draw. Potter's men would no doubt settle for that.

Earlier this season in the reverse fixture, Sheffield United won 1-0 at the Amex thanks to a first half strike from Ollie McBurnie.