Who would have thought that Chris Wilder’s newly-promoted Sheffield United would be knocking on the door of the Premier League top six around the turn of the year?
Well, we’ll all get the chance to see whether they can keep up their amazing form when Watford under Nigel Pearson make the long and winding trip up the M1 to Bramall Lane on the day after Christmas.
The Hornets have the unwanted tag of bottom place at Christmas, an unenviable position that only three clubs have ever survived from in the Premier League.
A new manager, their second of the season, has done little to galvanise the troops in Hertfordshire and if nothing changes dramatically and quickly, their four-term stay in the top flight will be coming to an end in May.
Stranger things have occurred in football, however, you would have to be pretty brave to bet against a home victory in this matchup.
New and existing UK customers of Amazon Prime Video can witness Chris Wilder’s men take on Nigel Pearson’s men in South Yorkshire at no extra cost.
New customers can take out a 30-day free Prime trial, which also includes free UK next day delivery on products, and cancel it at any time before expiry and not be charged. Conversely, they can keep it after that for just £7.99 per month and £79 for the year.
Amazon Prime’s broadcasting of all the Premier League meetings on Boxing Day and 27 December allows customers to watch up to three games at the same time online, on Smart TV, Fire TV, games consoles, BT TV, Apple TV, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, Chromecast and TalkTalkTV, providing they have three different devices.
If they want to keep in touch with and see the goals from every game, Goals Centre is there as well as the possibility of watching the matches with crowd noise and no commentary.
Top-class pundits will also be present to keep them company when the actual football isn’t happening and all the action comes in 4K Ultra HD for those with a super-fast internet connection.