Sheffield United are at Bramall Lane for Friday’s late Championship kick-off versus West Bromwich Albion. The hosts have been in the promotion mix for most of the current season and they are presently lying in the playoffs with a five-point gap to the automatic promotion places. West Brom are in a similar position with a one-point deficit to their forthcoming opponents. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield returned to winning ways during the previous weekend after securing a 2-0 win on the road to Reading. Billy Sharp and an own goal from Sam Baldock sealed the victory during the final 10 minutes of the game.
West Brom, though, managed only a high-scoring 2-2 draw against Aston Villa in the west Midlands derby. Jay Rodriguez netted a late goal in the 91st minute to hand the Baggies a share of the spoils.
Sheffield’s last meeting against West Bromwich Albion came at the Hawthorns eight years ago where the latter secured a 3-1 win. The previous encounter at the Bramall Lane, however, finished in a 2-2 draw in 2009. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
West Brom are given a price of 3.10 for the win while Sheffield are backed at 2.25 for the same. The Baggies are the league’s highest scorers this term with 44 goals but they have managed just one-third of that tally on the road. The Baggies may not outclass their opponents but they should fancy a point against a team, which has failed to secure back-to-back league wins since early October. Our preview would back a score draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United win odds: 2.25
West Bromwich Albion win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
West Brom have fared much better in the scoring department of late with four more goals scored more than Sheffield in the past five matches. Despite this, we are anticipating a close encounter leading to a stalemate, given the hosts have conceded just four goals in their previous five games at Bramall Lane. Our correct score prediction fancies a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Sheffield have been impressive with their defensive display especially in front of their supporters and just one of the previous five matches at their stadium has produced more than two goals. We are anticipating another low-scoring contest and it has been the outcome in 50 percent of West Brom’s away games this term. Our total goals prediction would back 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 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been comfortably Sheffield’s leading scorer this term with 11 goals in the Championship. The veteran had recently gone five matches without finding the scoresheet but he made amends against Reading last weekend where he scored the opening goal coming off the bench. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies 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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