Sheffield United could propel into the top-two positions this weekend when they entertain struggling Bolton Wanderers at Bramall Lane. Chris Wilder’s side have recently dropped off with a couple of winless games but they are still within three points off the automatic promotion Bolton, however, are lying in the drop zone after experiencing another winless run, but their survival hopes are very much alive with just two points separating them from safety. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield could not muster maximum points for the second-straight week after they settled for a 2-2 draw against Norwich City on the road. Billy Sharp starred for Sheffield with a goal in either half.
Bolton, meanwhile, are on a five-match winless run in the league with their most recent game ending in a 1-1 draw against Reading. Jack Hobbs salvaged the share of the spoils for Bolton with an injury-time leveller.
The Macron Stadium was the destination for the last meeting in August which finished 3-0 in Sheffield’s favour. The previous encounter at Bramall Lane saw Bolton register a surprise 1-0 win in December 2017. Our betting tips and predictions expect a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are offered lengthy odds of 11.00 for the victory and this exhibits the difficult task on their hands to attain the result. The visitors go into the game after five successive away defeats and it may be difficult to reverse this trend at Bramall Lane, where Sheffield have excelled of late with three successive triumphs. Our preview favours a Sheffield United win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Bolton Wanderers draw odds: 5.25
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 11.00
Correct Score odds
Sheffield and Bolton have experienced contrasting fortunes in the front line and the former have netted three times the number of goals (three) as their opponents in the past five matches. Moreover, the visitors have drawn blank in three of those encounters and this should enhance Sheffield’s prospects of picking up maximum points with a shutout. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Sheffield 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield United 2-0 win at 5.25[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Sheffield have kept clean sheets in each of the past two matches and Bolton have been goal-shy on their travels. A low-scoring encounter can be anticipated, as Phil Parkinson’s side have produced less than three goals in 65% of their away games. Our total goals prediction would back less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been the pick of the players for Sheffield this season and he is currently the league’s second-highest goalscorer with 18 goals on the board. The veteran had recently gone through a drought for three matches but he made up for the same with a brace against Norwich last weekend. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Sharp to continue the good scoring form.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Billy Sharp at 3.65[/bet_tip_now]
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