Sheffield United v Bristol City Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th December 2017

Robins to raid Bramall Lane

Championship Betting

Sheffield United v Bristol City Betting Preview – Championship 9th December 7.45pm

This is a top four clash in the Championship on Friday night to start the weekend off with and it should be a great contest. Sheffield United have enjoyed a strong season but they have just gone off the boil a little bit recently with only one point in their last three games. Bristol City have been going well and are level on points with the Blades but above them on goal difference now. This should be an epic duel.

Sheffield United v Bristol City Betting Tips

This is a top four clash from the Championship to start the weekend with. Sheffield United have slipped back to a three match winless streak of current form (W1 L2) and they have conceded a total of nine goals in their last three games too. There has been no clean sheet earned by them in any of their last eight league matches, so both teams to score at Betfair in this one has to be a good option at a price of 8/13. The Blades hold a W7 D1 L2 record at Bramall Lane this season in the league, which is excellent but they have collected a D1 L1 record in their last two there after having been on a four match winning home streak. They do have goals in them and they are averaging 1.9 goals per game on home soil this term. So over 2.5 goals for the match up has to be worth considering. The Blades have been winning at half time in five of their ten home games this season.

Leon Clarke is their top scorer for the season and is up at 6/5 anytime goalscorer favourite at Betfair with teammate Billy Sharp at 6/4. They do boast plenty in attack but they will face a Robins side who will pretty well match up evenly with them. Running in the correct score market a Sheffield United 2-1 is in at a price of 15/2 with only the 1-1 draw trading at shorter odds of 11/2. The Blades have scored first in seven of their ten home games this season but the question is, can they hold out defensively at the moment? Bristol City have been going well this season and they won their last visit to Bramall Lane which was back in the 2014/15 League One season. The last time these two were together in the Championship was in the 2010/11 season and they traded home wins.

Bristol City then are one of the biggest surprise packages in the Championship this season and they don’t look like slowing up. They have produced a W10 D7 L3 record all season and they have rolled off five wins in their last seven league games (D1 L1), scoring at least two goals in each of those victories. Three of their last four league wins have been by a 2-1 scoreline which may be worth considering in the Betfair correct score market. In six of their ten games away from Ashton Gate this season, Bristol City have scored at least two goals in each, so they will throw down a challenge in this one. They have conceded eleven goals in their ten away games and right now are 10 points better off than they were last season and this would be a big three points if they can get this victory. Bobby Reid is their top scorer this season and he is 11/5 anytime goalscorer option for the game. Overall Bristol City are W5 D4 L1 on the road this season.

Sheffield United v Bristol City Betting Odds

Sheffield United 5/4, Bristol City 21/10, Draw 5/2

Sheffield United v Bristol City Predictions

The Blades have just been struggling a little bit to hold things together at the back and the Robins have been scoring well enough recently to go to Bramall Lane and take an important three points in this one. It should end up over 2.5 goals.

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