‘Sheffield United have been on fire!’ - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray backs the Blades ahead of City clash
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Two-time Wimbledon champion and tennis superstar Andy Murray has revealed his prediction for Norwich City’s encounter with Sheffied United on Sunday.
Murray took part in the weekly 'Premier League Predictions' segment on the BBC website alongside ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson.
The Scot revealed his love for boyhood club Hibernian but admits that constant travelling to compete has seen him consume more Premier League football, leading to him gaining a soft spot for Arsenal.
Despite their disappointing 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United at Bramall Lane on Thursday night, Murray is backing the Blades to return to winning ways in Norfolk on Sunday.
Murray has predicted a 2-1 defeat for City, who are looking to respond to their tepid loss against Southampton on Wednesday evening.
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"Sheffield United have been on fire," according to the former world number one Murray.
The Blades have been a revelation this season, adapting seamlessly to life in the Premier League. They sit 9th in the table on 19 points, with Chris Wilder receiving plaudits for the style of play they've implemented so far during this campaign.
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Lawrenson is yet to predict a win for City this season but he does forecast a stalemate on Sunday.
"Sheffield United slipped up at home to Newcastle in midweek but they are still unbeaten away in the league, although they have drawn six of their seven games on the road.
"I am going to go for another draw for them here, although I am not really convinced by Norwich.
"The Canaries looked like they were turning a corner until they went to Southampton and lost on Wednesday, and they really need to start building some form at home soon."
Sheffield United haven't lost at Carrow Road since 2010, when a Wes Hoolahan hat-trick helped City come from behind to claim all three points against the Blades.