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Last Updated: 12/03/19 7:29pm
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is expected to choose from an unchanged squad for the home game against Brentford.
Wilder has no new injury or suspension worries following Saturday's victory over Rotherham, but he may tweak his starting line-up. Leading goalscorer Billy Sharp, Gary Madine and Kieran Dowell all dropped to the bench against Rotherham, while Kieron Freeman did not make the squad.
George Baldock returned to the starting line-up after recovering from a calf strain, while midfielder Oliver Norwood is still walking a disciplinary tightrope, with one more booking set to rule him out of the next two matches.
Brentford goalkeeper Dan Bentley could miss out due to a shoulder injury, which forced him out of Saturday's win at Middlesbrough. Bentley was withdrawn in the 75th minute and replaced by Icelandic teenager Patrik Gunnarsson, who made his first senior appearance for the club.
It remains to be seen if Gunnarsson is handed his full debut should Bentley fail to recover in time. Midfielder Lewis MacLeod (hamstring) and defender Rico Henry (foot) remain sidelined.
Sheffield United are unbeaten in six home league meetings with Brentford (W2 D4 L0) since a 1-2 defeat in November 1982.
Brentford are winless in four league matches against Sheffield United (W0 D2 L2) since a 3-1 win in August 2013.
Sheffield United have won six consecutive home leagues games without conceding a goal. The last side to go on a longer such run in a single second tier season was Portsmouth in October 1985 (seven games).
Brentford are looking to win consecutive away games in the Championship for the first time since April 2018.
Sheffield United have kept five consecutive clean sheets in the league, their longest run without conceding in the second tier since December 2002 (also, five clean sheets).
Said Benrahma has been directly involved in seven of Brentford's last nine league goals in open play (five goals and two assists; excluding own goals).
All Sheffield United can keep on doing is win games and hope one of the two sides above them is slip up. They have won their last six at home without conceding a goal, which is quite remarkable.
Brentford got just their second win on the road all season at Middlesbrough on Saturday, and they will be starting to feel like they could have a sniff of the play-offs. But I think the Blades will be too strong for them at home.
David Prutton predicts: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)