Sheffield United v Middlesbrough Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th February 2019

Blades can cut down Boro at Bramall Lane

Championship Betting

Sheffield United v Middlesbrough Betting Tips – Championship, 13th February 7.45pm

This is a huge top-five clash in the Championship coming up on Wednesday. Sheffield United finished last weekend in third place, four points ahead of Middlesbrough. They are still trying to reel in the top two. Boro will be defending an unbeaten streak of form, trying to close to within a point of the Blades. Read our predictions for Sheffield United v Middlesbrough.

Sheffield United v Middlesbrough Betting Odds*

Sheff Utd evens
Draw 23/10
Middlesbrough 14/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:44 p.m.)

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Sheffield United News and Form

Sheffield United picked up a point in a 3-3 draw out at Aston Villa over the weekend. That point leaves them in third place in the table, five points off leaders Norwich. The Blades have won five of their last eight league games, but have managed to come up with just the one victory in their last four played (D2 L1). At Bramall Lane this season in the league, the Blades have a W9 D3 L3 record. Two of their three home defeats have been against other current top-four sides. But they are running in some hot form at the moment on home soil.

The Blades are on a four-match winning streak at Bramall Lane. Each of their last three have been with a clean sheet too. Overall they have taken a clean sheet in 40% of their home games. Sheffield United have averaged only 0.87 goals against them this season. 77% of their goals conceded at Bramall Lane have been in the second period of matches. Sheffield United have scored in each of their last five home fixtures. In no home game, this season have they been trailing at the midway point of a game.

Sheffield United v Middlesbrough Head to Head

Middlesbrough won 3-0 at home against the Blades earlier this season
Sheffield United have lost one of their last nine home games against Boro
Both teams have scored in just two of the last nine meetings

 

Key-Facts – Sheffield United v Middlesbrough

  • Sheffield United are on a four match winning streak at home
  • The Blades average under a goal against at home this season
  • Boro have won three of their last four road games

 

Middlesbrough News and Form

Middlesbrough could only get a point out of their big home game against Leeds on the weekend. But away from the Riverside they actually have some good form, winning three of their last four on the road (D1). Overall this season they are at W7 D6 L2 on the road in the Championship. They came up with a big three points in their most recent away game which was at West Brom. Boro have scored in each of their last seven on the road. They are, however, the lowest scoring side in the top fifteen in the league.

There hasn’t been a clean sheet from Boro in any of their last five games in the Championship. They haven’t managed one in any of their last three on the road. In total Boro have netted 20 goals away from home this season. 14 of those away goals have been scored in the second half of matches. Middlesbrough currently boast the best defensive record in the division. Only two sides (Norwich and Leeds) have a better away record than Boro do this season. This would be another huge three away points if they could collect.

Sheffield United v Middlesbrough Tips & Odds

Sheffield United 1-0 correct score at 11/2
Under 2.5 goals at 8/13
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:44 p.m.)

Sheffield United v Middlesbrough Predictions

Sheffield United to win: The Blades have slipped up recently because of their defence. However, Middlesbrough are not a high-scoring side and the Blades should have enough about them to claim victory. Home win.


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