Sky Sports pundit makes prediction for Brighton & Hove Albion's Premier League clash at Sheffield United

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Bramall Lane today knowing they are facing a Chris Wilder team in tip top form.

Sheffield United enjoyed a narrow 1-0 win at the Amex earlier this season
Sheffield United enjoyed a narrow 1-0 win at the Amex earlier this season

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas is a former Arsenal star, and he is predicting an 'awkward' afternoon for The Seagulls who have yet to record a victory in 2020.

United on the other hand, who beat Brighton 1-0 at the Amex in the reverse fixture, are setting their sights on European next season. It would be a remarkable achievement for the newly promoted club.

Speaking in his regular predictions column, he said: "This is the most awkward to judge. I do not like going with draws, but I am sitting on the fence a lot this week. Sheffield United have been breathtakingly good.

"The debate goes on about whether they are capable of finishing inside the top six. I said no, but when they beat Bournemouth, it put them only a couple of points behind Chelsea, and they do have generous fixtures coming up.

"They are performing much above expectations, and they know how to dig a result. Are there enough goals in Oli McBurnie? They will create chances from the wing-backs, that is guaranteed.

"I keep praising the way Brighton play, but I think they are in free-fall at the minute. Sheffield United will make sense of this game and come away with the points.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (8/1 with Sky Bet)