Sheffield United vs Sunderland Bet Builder Betting Tips: 10/1 and 40/1 Predictions
Wednesday night’s televised clash sees promotion hopefuls Sheffield United face newly promoted Sunderland at Bramall Lane. I’ve picked out a 10/1 bet builder and a 40/1 bookings treble for this one, in what I think will promise to be a lively affair.
Both of these sides have had a decent start to the season. Home side United currently sit 9th in the table having picked up four points from their opening three games. They won their first home match this season, and will look to continue to make it a place which is hard to go to for away sides.
Sunderland are currently unbeaten, sitting in 6th place having won one and drawn two of their opening matches. Their following will be delighted with that start, and they’re already showing that they’re capable of mixing it with the big boys back in this division.
These sides have somewhat been passing ships in recent years. They last faced off in a league match in 2017 and prior to that their last league outing was in 2005. Therefore, we rely on current form rather than recent history between the two when looking for some winners on Wednesday night.
Sheffield United vs Sunderland Bet Builder Tip
- Over 2.5 goals
- Both teams to receive 2+ cards
- Iliman Ndiaye 1+ shot on target
- Ellis Simms 1+ shot on target
Odds – 10/1 with Bet365
Over 2.5 goals
I’m fancying there to be goals in this one. As mentioned, we can’t really look at the recent history between the two, so after looking at the two sides form over the last few weeks I’ll be surprised if there aren’t goals.
This selection has only landed in one of The Blades opening three, however, I can see them being prolific in front of their home fans this season. They won 2-0 against Millwall at home a few weeks back and missed a penalty in the process, so you could argue that there should have been over 2.5 that day. They definitely have the firepower in the likes of Billy Sharp, Iliman Ndiaye and Rhian Brewster to ensure their fans are celebrating in matches like these.
Sunderland on the other hand have seen plenty of goals in their matches already this term. They most recently drew 2-2 at home to QPR, and the week before that won 3-2 away at Bristol City. They’ve proven they can score goals, their newly formed strike partnership in Ross Stewart and Ellis Simms is already blossoming and I can see that continuing on Wednesday evening.
Both teams to receive 2+ cards
This is one selection which does come with risks, however, looking at both sides opening fixtures it tells us that both have players who aren’t afraid to put a foot in.
Sheffield United have had nine yellow cards already this season, three in each match played. They have an experienced squad, players who are clever in stopping counter attacks but leave themselves open to being booked in the process. The most likely culprits for United will be John Fleck and Ciaran Clark, both who have already found their name in the notebook twice this term.
Sunderland have also had nine yellow cards in the league this season. Whilst they’ve proven they are no mugs, they will be up against it at times and I can see that being the case in this fixture. In what promises to be an exciting midfield battle, I can see cards being show to the away sides players again in this one. Midfielders Corry Evans and Luke O’Nien are the ones I can see being in the referee’s bad books.
Iliman Ndiaye 1+ shots on target
I’m fancying Senegalese international Ndiaye to be the one to test the visiting keeper here. He’s an electric, pacy forward who likes to get on the ball and drive at defences. He’s had a total of five attempts on goal this season, three of those finding the target, one finding the back of the net.
He’s the one for me here who provides most value for the home side.
Ellis Simms 1+ shots on target
I’m going for Everton loanee Simms to be the man who will at least hit the target here. You could toss a coin between him and Scottish forward Stewart, but I’ve been impressed with Simms since he’s arrived in the North East.
He’s already scored three goals in his first two matches, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was to hit the back of the net again. Simms to have a shot on target is the safe play, though.
Longshot Bookings Treble Tip
If you’ve been reading my Championship previews this year, you’ll know that I’m partial to a cheeky bookings longshot tip. These plays are purely for fun and small stakes are definitely advised. I’m going for three of the players named above to pick up a card on Wednesday for a 40/1 treble.
- John Fleck (Sheffield United)
- Corry Evans (Sunderland)
- Luke O’Nien (Sunderland)
ODDS – 40/1 with Bet365
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