Sheffield United will be aiming to maintain their 10-match winning streak when they face Bristol City at Bramall Lane on Saturday. Chris Wilder’s men have excelled with their defensive showing since the turn of the year and they are in the second automatic promotion place with a one-point advantage over Leeds United. Bristol, however, have experienced a drastic dip in form with five-straight winless games, but they have the advantage in the playoff race with a couple of games in hand to cover up the two-point deficit to the top six. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield recently bagged a third successive league win after getting the better of Leeds United by a 1-0 scoreline. The club have been simply sublime at the back with clean sheets in each of the past seven games.
Bristol, however, went winless for the fifth game on the trot after they settled for a 1-1 draw against bottom side Ipswich Town. They have accumulated just two points from the past five Championship matches.
Sheffield previously faced Bristol at Ashton Gate in September where they suffered a 1-0 loss. The previous meeting at Bramall Lane saw Bristol come up triumphs with a 2-1 score in 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 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol are priced at 5.00 for an away win and this exhibits the complexity of the challenge presented to them this weekend. Sheffield have been exceptionally on the defensive scale with seven shutouts on the bounce and we are fancying them to keep up with the trend with another solid win in their home turf. Our preview anticipates Sheffield to come up victors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Bristol City draw odds: 3.80
Bristol City win odds: 5.00
Correct Score odds
Sheffield and Bristol have not been exceptional with their scoring prowess in the past five matches and both have averaged one goal per game. However, the difference has come about in the backline where the hosts have kept five successive shutouts compared to Bristol’s none. Hence, we are predicting a one-sided and low-scoring game in Sheffield’s favour. 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 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Sheffield’s recent trend of shutouts has presented several low-scoring games. In fact, the past five matches have produced a maximum of two goals, and the trend could be carried over for the weekend with Sheffield denying the opposition from scoring in the past six home encounters. Our total goals prediction fancies 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 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been the leading performer for Sheffield this campaign with 22 goals in the Championship. The 33-year-old has gone through a difficult patch with goals in the past five appearances but he remains a vital figure after contributing the defining assist in the recent triumph over Leeds. Sharp has enjoyed playing against Bristol in the past with five goals from 11 Championship meetings. Our first goalscorer prediction would prefer Sharp.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Billy Sharp at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
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