Sheffield United vs Derby County Betting Tip Home Win -1 – 25 September 2021

Blades to heap the misery on County

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Sheffield United vs Derby County
25th September 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win -1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/4 odds taken 1202 GMT, Friday 24 September

Sheffield United host Derby County at Bramall Lane in the EFL Championship this Saturday. The Blades, who were relegated from the Premier League last term, are starting to find some form, winning two and drawing two of their past four. Derby have off-field issues at present, but Wayne Rooney’s men have made a decent enough start on the pitch. Who will come out on top in Sheffield? We take a look at the latest odds and tips.

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Sheffield United Preview – Will the Blades stretch undefeated run?

Slavisa Jokanovic had a slow start at Bramall Lane, with Sheffield United failing to win any of their opening five in the league. They opened up their Championship campaign with three defeats and two draws.

The Blades have slowly but surely turned things around in recent weeks, though. Since back-to-back losses to West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town in August, United are unbeaten in four in the Championship. Jokanovic’s side have seen off Peterborough United and Hull City and drawn with Luton Town and Preston North End.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score – No
4/6

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(odds taken 1208 GMT, Friday 24 September)

 
Sheffield United’s improvement in results has taken them up to 14th, now just four points away from the play-off spots. Will their momentum continue with another good result at the weekend?

Derby County Preview – Can the Rams lift their spirits?

Derby County are suffering off the field at the moment, and Wayne Rooney’s men have dropped to the foot of the Championship table after a 12-point deduction due to administration. On the field, the Rams have won two, lost two and drawn four of their opening eight league fixtures.

Derby are sitting on -2 after their points penalty, but Rooney will be encouraged by the club’s start, as only Peterborough and Birmingham City have beaten them in the Championship so far. Last time out, Derby got the better of in-form Stoke City at Pride Park, with Max Bird and Curtis Davies netting in a 2-1 win.

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Derby are in a right mess at the moment, but Rooney’s boys must do their talking on the pitch. Can County cause an upset at Bramall Lane? The bookies have the away win priced at 5/1.

 

Sheffield United vs Derby County Betting Advice

These two sides have already met in the EFL Cup this season. Sheffield United secured a 2-1 victory on home turf thanks to efforts from Luke Freeman and Billy Sharp. When they last squared off in league action at Bramall Lane, United won 3-1 in the Championship on Boxing Day in 2018. Earlier that season, Derby won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Pride Park.

 

Key Facts – Sheffield United vs Derby County Betting Tip

  • Derby have gone to the bottom after a points deduction
  • Sheffield United have won two and drawn two of their last four
  • The Blades beat the Rams in the cup last month

 

Things are starting to click into place for Jokanovic at Bramall Lane, and his side should extend their unbeaten run in the league to five with a comfortable home victory on Saturday. Back the Blades to win -1 at 7/4.

Veteran Billy Sharp has rolled back the years this season, scoring three league and cup goals. Sharp netted against the Rams last month and scored in United’s 3-1 win at Hull last weekend. The Sheffield United skipper is available at 6/4 to notch anytime in this one.

 

The best betting odds for Sheffield United vs Derby County

Sheffield United to win: 8/13 at Bet365
Draw: 11/4 at Bet365
Derby County to win: 5/1 at Bet365