Sheffield United vs Brentford betting tips, predictions and preview for Championship fixture on Saturday 5th August at Bramall Lane.
After securing the EFL League One title last season by scoring 92 goals and claiming 100 points, Sheffield United begin life in the Championship by hosting a Brentford team aiming to follow on from last season’s form when they won eight league matches from late February onwards. The Bees also failed to find the net in just one contest during the same time frame when beaten 1-0 by Huddersfield. See our Sheffield United vs Brentford betting tips and Championship predictions below.
Both teams were prolific in front of goal during their respective league campaigns last season and the Blades will be hoping that Billy Sharp can be as productive as last term when he netted 30 League One goals. He will be supported by new signings Nathan Thomas and Ched Evans whereas Lasse Vibe has netted 29 league goals in two seasons with Brentford as the Bees netted 14 times in 7 matches during April. Therefore, the first of my Sheffield United vs Brentford predictions is for both teams to score at odds of 4/6 with Paddy Power.
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Lasse Vibe netted the opener in a 2-1 friendly win for Brentford against Spanish La Liga team Celta de Vigo last weekend and he also scored nine Championship goals from early March onwards last term. The second of our weekend Sheffield United vs Brentford betting tips is for Lasse Vibe to score a goal at any stage. The odds are 9/4 with Unibet.
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Sheffield United claimed 22 points from the last eight home games of their League One campaign last term whereas Brentford lost just one of their final seven Championship away fixtures and secured 1-1 draws from three of those contests. Thus, we finish our Sheffield United vs Brentford predictions with a bet on the game to finish in a score draw. The odds are 16/5 with Paddy Power.
Goalkeeper Simon Moore will be absent for the Blades after undergoing knee surgery and Jamal Blackman is the likely replacement.
Harlee Dean will miss this game for Brentford as he serves a one-match suspension and Alan Judge is still recovering from a broken leg.
Brentford last won at Bramall Lane in League Division Three encounter back in 1982 when sealing a 2-1 victory, but in three recent League One contests from August 2011, two matches have been drawn while the Blades won the other game 2-0.
At odds of about 11/10, Sheffield United have been installed as favourites to win this match with Brentford generally quoted at 12/5 to claim all three points. A draw is available at 12/5 or 5/2 with most bookmakers.
See the rest of our weekend Championship predictions and betting tips.
Both teams to score – YES – 4/6 with Paddy Power.
Lasse Vibe to score at any time – 9/4 with Unibet.
A score draw – 16/5 with Paddy Power.
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