Sheffield United welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Bramall Lane for Friday’s local derby in the Championship. Sheffield surrendered their top position after a defeat last weekend but they are still within a point off the automatic promotion places. Wednesday, meanwhile, are in a wretched run of form with no points attained since the last international break and they are four points off the drop zone.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield come into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat on the road to Nottingham Forest. Lewis Grabban netted the winner for the hosts in the 69th minute of the encounter.
Wednesday suffered a fourth straight loss after suffering a damaging 4-0 defeat to Norwich City. Teemu Pukki was the standout performer for Norwich with a second-half brace.
Sheffield most recently entertained their cross-town rivals at Bramall Lane in January where they played out a goalless draw. 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 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
Wednesday are priced at 6.50 to pick up the three points but the result appears improbable with their poor run of form. Wednesday are currently on a four-match losing run and they are likely to face a difficult challenge against their neighbours, who are presently unbeaten in seven-straight home matches. Wednesday have not beaten Sheffield on the road since 2009 and we are backing this run to continue. Our preview is to go for a Sheffield win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.50 [/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wednesday draw odds: 4.33
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 6.50
Correct Score odds
Sheffield are the third-highest scorers in the Championship and they have a great home form with an average of two goals scored. Wednesday have not enjoyed similar success on their travels and they have netted an average of just over one goal per game. Judging by recent history, four of the previous five meetings at Bramall Lane have involved both teams scoring. Our correct score prediction is to go for a Sheffield 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] Sheffield United 3-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
When it comes to the Sheffield derby, both sides have generally enjoyed an open contest with just one of the previous five matches at Bramall Lane producing less than three goals. This has been the trend in Wednesday’s last six away trips with a minimum of three goals involved. Our total goals prediction fancies more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been in sublime form for Sheffield this term and he has already contributed 10 goals from 14 appearances. The veteran has opened the scoring on four occasions and he should fancy his prospects of doing the same against Wednesday, who possess the joint-worst backline in the division. 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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