Sheffield United can enhance their top-two prospects when they face Rotherham United at Bramall Lane this weekend. The hosts have remained unbeaten since the beginning of February but they are still playing catch up to the automatic promotion places with a two-point deficit. Rotherham have gone through a similar pattern but their tendency to regularly play stalemates sees them in the drop zone on goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield recently witnessed a three-match winning run cease after a goalless stalemate in the cross-town derby against Sheffield Wednesday. Chris Wilder’s side lack the penetration behind the opposition backline after just one shot on target for the game.
Rotherham, meanwhile, ended a run of five successive draws as they beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 in their home patch. Semi Ajayi made the difference with a goal in either half for the south Yorkshire outfit.
The recent meeting between the sides occurred at the New York Stadium in November which ended in a 2-2 draw. The last clash at Bramall Lane witnessed a 1-0 win for Sheffield five years ago. 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 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham are priced at 8.50 for an away win and this exhibits the stiff challenge on their hands to get anything from the game. The visitors have largely struggled on their travels and they are still searching for their maiden triumph on the road. Of late, they have attained three successive away stalemates and the same may not result against Sheffield, who will be desperate to keep their top-two hopes alive after the disappointing 0-0 draw in the Steel City derby. Our preview predicts a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Rotherham United draw odds: 4.50
Rotherham United win odds: 8.50
Correct Score odds
Since the 3-3 draw at Aston Villa last month, Sheffield have played four straight matches where they have restricted the opposition from scoring. We are fancying them to keep up the excellent defensive showing against Rotherham while they should capitalise on the visitors’ weak backline, which has conceded two goals in three of the previous four matches. 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 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Sheffield’s improved defensive showing has produced low-scoring games with 1-0 being the common score over the past month. A similar trend could be witnessed this weekend with Rotherham drawing blank in three of their previous five away trips. Our total goals prediction favours 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 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has recently gone off the boil with three matches without scoring but he remains the main threat for Sheffield with 22 goals this term. The marksman has converted with nearly 70 percent of his shots on target and he will be keen to make amends against a Rotherham side, which has barely kept shutouts on the road. 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 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
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