Crystal Palace face off against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Both sides head into the game on the back of draws last weekend. Roy Hodgson’s Palace side will however be aiming to record their first victory of the season against the newly promoted side.

They could however face a strong test against Chris Wilder’s side who managed to hold Bournemouth to a 1-1 draw last weekend.

The Blades also head into the contest with a full strength side to call upon. Wilder’s side will also be fancying their chances of recording their first victory of the season.

Palace did score an impressive 20 away goals last season which was only bettered by Manchester City and they will be aiming to continue this trend this season.

Palace are set to welcome back Wilfried Zaha to the first-team picture, as reported by BBC Sport. 

The report added that Jeffrey Schlupp is fit again after having recovered from an ankle injury.

The Eagles will have to make do without the services of defenders James Tomkins, who is out due to a groin problem, and Mamadou Sakho, who is not as yet match fit after undergoing knee surgery.

The game will be the first between the two sides in eight years. It will also be the first time that they will be playing each other in the Premier League since the inaugural season which took place in 1992/93.

The last time that Palace won at Bramall Lane was back in 2007. Since then, they have managed to lose twice at the ground and draw once.


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