Sheffield United vs Birmingham City Betting Tip Home Win -1 – 7 August 2021

Blades to beat Blues at Bramall Lane

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Sheffield United vs Birmingham City
7th August 2000hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win -1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/5 odds taken 1416 GMT, Friday 6 August

Sheffield United start life back in the EFL Championship with a home game against Birmingham City on Saturday night. With this one taking place at Bramall Lane, new boss Slavisa Jokanovic will be looking for an opening weekend win in front of the Blades fans. Last season was a disappointment for the South Yorkshire club, but can Sheffield United bounce back at the first time of asking? Read on for the latest odds and predictions.

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Sheffield United Preview – Will Jokanovic start with a victory?

Sheffield United are still recovering from an abysmal season in the Premier League. The Blades made the worst start in Premier League history and went on to finish rock bottom of the league table with a mere 23 points to their name. However, there has been a lot of chopping and changing at the club since then, starting with the manager.

Slavisa Jokanovic is experienced at this level. During his Fulham and Watford days, he guided the Cottagers and the Hornets to Championship promotion. The 2021-22 season looks extremely tough and competitive on paper, but the Yorkshire outfit will be gunning for promotion this term.

Our betting prediction:
Sheff Utd to win both halves

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(odds taken 1420 GMT, Friday 6 August)

Sheffield United head into this season opener as the bookies’ favourites to take the points. No games in the Championship are easy, but the Blades should be too sharp for Birmingham on Saturday night. The home win is available at just 3/4.

Birmingham City Preview – Can Bowyer’s Blues cause an upset?

Lee Bowyer steadied the ship at Birmingham City at the end of last season, guiding the club to five wins from their last ten matches. The Blues stayed up comfortably in the end, finishing nine points above the drop zone in 18th.

Bowyer did a great job, with the club winning five, drawing two and losing only one of his first eight matches in charge. However, the last two games of last term will have worried the 44-year-old Londoner. They were hammered 4-0 at home by Cardiff City before losing 5-2 at Blackburn Rovers.

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Birmingham will be hoping to avoid a relegation battle altogether this season. A mid-table finish would be a step in the right direction, but the Blues would love to gate-crash the top-six party come May.


Sheffield United vs Birmingham City Betting Advice

Sheffield United and Birmingham last met in the 2018-19 Championship season. Although United’s campaign ended in promotion to the Premier League, Birmingham held the Blades to two draws.

City are unbeaten in five league and cup games against Sheffield United, though three of those ended in draws. United’s last victory in this fixture was a 2-1 league success way back in March 2009.


Key Facts – Sheffield United vs Birmingham City Betting Tip

  • Sheffield United finished rock bottom of the Premier League last term
  • Birmingham lost their last two matches last season, conceding nine goals in the process
  • The Blades have not beaten the Blues since March 2009


Jokanovic will want to get off to a winning start on Saturday night, and the Blades should be too strong for the Blues at Bramall Lane. With that in mind, check out the solid odds of 11/5 for the home team to win -1. We also like the look of 10/3 for Sheffield United to be winning at half time and full time of this one.


The best betting odds for Sheffield United vs Birmingham City

Sheffield United to win: 3/4 at Bet365
Draw: 5/2 at Bet365
Birmingham City to win: 4/1 at Bet365