Sheffield United will seek to return to winning ways when they entertain struggling Preston North End at Bramall Lane this weekend. The hosts have picked up just one point since the international break and occupy the final playoff position. Preston, though, have been in the bottom three since the opening stages and only Ipswich Town are behind them in terms of points. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield come on the back of a frustrating 0-0 draw against Birmingham City at home. The Blades are yet to taste success since returning from the international break.
Preston have not attained a victory since the league opener against Queens Park Rangers. They are on a seven-match winless run, which includes a 3-0 defeat at Leeds United in midweek.
The previous meeting between the sides was at Bramall Lane in April 2018 and it finished 1-0 in Preston’s favour. Alan Browne bagged the winner for the visitors just before the hour mark. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Sheffield win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Preston are given tempting odds of 4.20 for the win but they are unlikely to attain the result, given their poor run of form since the season began. Barring the win over QPR, Preston have gone through seven games with a return of just two points and their record at Bramall Lane is not the best. Since 2000, Preston have faced Sheffield on the road on 16 occasions whereby they have managed just two victories. Our preview fancies the Blades to pick up the three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Preston North End draw odds: 3.75
Preston North End win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
Sheffield started the season on a sour note with a home defeat against Swansea City but their record at their stadium has since improved with seven points from the next three matches. On the contrary, Preston are yet to pick up on a point on their travels and their forward department has been a concern having failed to score a single goal in the process. Our correct score prediction would back a Sheffield United 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] Sheffield United 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The history of the fixture has often involved low-scoring games and only two of the previous nine league meetings at Bramall Lane have witnessed more than two goals. A similar result looks very likely with Preston yet to find the net on the road. 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 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has continued his fine run from the previous campaign and he is presently Sheffield’s leading scorer with four goals across all competitions. Three of those goals have come in the Championship while he has scored on a single occasion against Preston in six meetings. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Sharp.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Billy Sharp at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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