Swansea City are scheduled to face Sheffield United in Saturday’s late kick-off from the Liberty Stadium. The Welsh outfit have recently gone unbeaten for three successive games but they are still playing catch up to the top six with a six-point gap. Sheffield have witnessed a perfect record since Boxing Day to propel them to the second automatic promotion spot ahead of Norwich City on goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Swansea settled for a second draw in three league matches after a 1-1 scoreline on the road to Preston. Courtney Baker-Richardson found the breakthrough for the Swans in the 55th minute but they were pegged back at the hour mark with Daniel Johnson scoring from the penalty spot.
Sheffield continued their bright run of form with a fourth successive league triumph. David McGoldrick netted the sole goal in the 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers where the club kept a third successive clean sheet.
Bramall Lane was the destination for the last meeting between the clubs in August which Swansea won by a 2-1 scoreline. Swansea’s last home game against Sheffield was eight years ago where they secured a comfortable 4-0 triumph. Our betting tips and predictions predict an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Swansea are backed at 3.00 for a home triumph, but the result seems unlikely for the weekend. The hosts have struggled to impress at the Liberty Stadium of late and they have bagged just four points from the previous 15. Such kind of form should play into the hands of Sheffield, who have remained unbeaten in the past five away trips with 11 points to boost. Our preview fancies Sheffield to secure their first away win at Swansea since 1958.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Swansea City win odds: 3.00
Swansea City vs Sheffield United draw odds: 3.30
Correct Score odds
Swansea and Sheffield have been in good scoring form in the past five matches with nine and 11 goals respectively. However, the major difference has come about in the defensive front where Sheffield have been superior with three clean sheets to none. We are not predicting a fourth successive shutout for the visitors but they should still prevail with the eventual scoreline. Our correct score prediction favours a Sheffield 2-1 win.
[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
Swansea have failed to keep a clean sheet in four of the previous five matches at the Liberty Stadium and each one of those games have produced a minimum of three goals. Sheffield’s most recent trip to Wigan Athletic witnessed the same trend. Our total goals prediction is to go for 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 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been in sublime form for Sheffield this term with 16 goals to top the league scoring charts. The veteran had scored in four successive league games until last weekend when QPR halted his streak. Still, he remains the main man to make the difference with 67% of his shots on targets ending up in goals. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Sharp.
[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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