Sheffield United continue to lose opportunities to enter into the top two places of the Championship table and the Blades will be hoping for a reversal of fortune when they take on Middlesbrough at the Bramall Lane in the midweek action. Sheffield United are three points behind Leeds United after the weekend results while Middlesbrough are just four points behind Chris Wilder’s men. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Despite a 3-0 lead, Sheffield United ended up drawing the match against Aston Villa owing to a late collapse. As a result, the Blades have picked up just one victory in the last four league outings.
Middlesbrough came within a whisker of picking up three points against Leeds United at the Riverside Stadium but a goal deep into injury time led to Tony Pulis’ team dropping more points. Boro have managed just one win in the recent five matches.
Boro were able to come up with a stunning 3-0 victory over Sheffield United at the start of the campaign in the reverse fixture. The Blades have picked up a 2-1 win when they last hosted the Northeast outfit at the Bramall Lane. Our betting tips and predictions expect the home team to come out on top.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough are unbeaten in six league matches heading into this match, but the late leveller from Leeds United showed that the team still has issues. Sheffield United let slip a far bigger lead against Aston Villa, but Chris Wilder’s men remain a strong force when it comes to home matches. The Blades have picked up four consecutive wins at Bramall Lane and they also beat Middlesbrough in the recent match on this ground. Our preview would opt for a Sheffield United win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough draw odds: 3.30
Middlesbrough win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
Sheffield United continue to remain a formidable opponent going forward as they have come up with 53 goals this season. The Blades are not far behind leaders Norwich City in terms of goals scored and it says something about their offence. However, the Blades have struggled at the back of late while Middlesbrough’s defence boasts the best record in the division. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Sheffield United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield United 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Middlesbrough have been the stingiest defence in the Championship this season and it is not a surprise to come from a Tony Pulis-team. Sheffield United have one of the potent forwards in the division in the form of Billy Sharp and they have been offensively great this season. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals as both clubs are expected to score.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp is the division’s top scorer with 22 league goals and he is ahead of players like Tammy Abraham and Teemu Pukki. The race for the Golden Boot title is still very much on, but Billy Sharp has a dismal record against Middlesbrough with just three goals in 13 appearances. Still, our first goalscorer prediction would pick Billy Sharp due to recent form.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Billy Sharp at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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