Sheffield United vs Bristol City predictions and Championship betting tips for this match at Bramall Lane on Friday 8th December. See our football tipsters’ three betting tips in the match preview below.
Sheffield United are going through a rocky patch. It was always going to be tough for Chris Wilder’s side to keep up the pace at the top after a lightning start to the campaign. It’s never easy going to Millwall and they should have beaten Birmingham seven days earlier. The Blades are missing Paul Coutts but the troublesome right-back position is also an issue. Most pundits have predicted Bristol City to drop off the pace but so far Lee Johnson’s men have stayed with the pacesetters and are looking the real deal. They have numerous injuries to contend with but they seem to consistently find a way to win. The two sides go into this game level on points with both teams hoping to keep tabs on Wolves and Cardiff. See our Championship predictions for the match below.
The Robins’ away form is outstanding. They haven’t been defeated on the road since the 12th of August when Birmingham surprisingly overturned them. Sheffield United’s home form is excellent but they are winless in three and they haven’t been dealt the ideal fixture in which to bounce back. Bristol City showed plenty of desire and hunger when coming from 2-0 down to beat Hull and they won’t want to slip up here. They picked up a valuable point just down the road earlier this season and a similar outcome is to be expected. Draw is our first betting tip and the best price is 5/2 with Paddy Power.
The second of our Sheffield United vs Bristol City betting tips is Both Teams to Score? Yes. Bristol City weren’t able to keep a clean sheet at home to Middlesbrough last weekend and conceded twice to Hull just seven days earlier. On that evidence, they may struggle to cope with the in-form Leon Clarke. At the other end, the Robins tend to find a way in having netted ten times in their last five matches on the road. Both Teams to Score? Yes is priced at 9/13 with Sport Pesa and that’s the second of today’s Sheffield United vs Bristol City predictions.
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Our last betting tip comes from the anytime goalscorer market with the aforementioned Leon Clarke the favourite in the market. Bristol City are sharing the goals around whereas Clarke is grabbing the lions share for the Blades. He is tipped to strike again. The best odds for Leon Clarke to find the net during 90 minutes is 7/5 with 888Sport.
Sheffield United are without Paul Coutts who is sidelined with a broken leg. Chris Wilder is hoping he can call upon George Baldock for this tie with Chris Basham ready to deputise if not. The boss will have to choose between David Brooks and Billy Sharp to partner Leon Clarke up top. Kieran Freeman remains out.
Bristol City will be without Callum O’Dowda who is ruled out for three months following an injury picked up against Hull. He will joined by Famara Diedhiou and Eros Pisano on the sidelines.
Sheffield United Win – 11/10
Draw – 5/2
Bristol City Win 12/5
Leon Clarke – First Goalscorer – 4/1
Bobby Reid – First Goalscorer – 9/2
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