Sheffield United

V

Bramall Lane

13/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

Burton Albion

V

Bramall Lane

13/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Promotion-chasing Sheffield United host relegation-threatened Burton Albion in this round of midweek Championship predictions.

Last time: Sheffield United won 3-1 at Burton earlier this season, with striker Billy Sharp scoring twice in that fixture.

This time: Hosts United are well fancied in the football predictions stakes to win this at 9/20, with Burton 8/1 to win and the draw 7/2.

You might remember: Burton manager Nigel Clough, who is in his second spell at the club, also managed Sheffield United between 2013 and 2015 – read on in our Championship preview to see if he can haunt his old side.

Team News

Betting Tips & Predictions

Sheffield United host Burton Albion at Bramall Lane on Tuesday, after the original fixture was postponed due to the Beast from the East

Championship predictions are rarely easy, and particularly this season there have been a few shock results across the division. However, this clash looks to be fairly clear-cut given the fact that Sheffield United are pushing for a play-off spot, and a home win at 9/20 looks to be a strong Championship prediction in this midweek round of matches.

Despite a slight dip in form, the Blades have consistently picked up points at home in recent weeks. The visit is their first home game in their last five matches, and Chris Wilder’s side have lost just one of the last five home games.

With top scorer Clarke likely to miss out, there will be even more focus on Sharp to get the goals to secure all three points for the home side. The fans favourite has been a real handful for defences in the Championship this season, netting 12 goals in 23 starts as the Wilder’s side push for a top six finish.

However, Burton do have quite a strong defensive record of late, conceding just four goals in their last six games, while Sheffield United have scored just three in their last four. With that in mind, an under 2.5 total goals bet at 4/6 could be a strong shout if you’re looking for some decent football bet tips and predictions.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Clarke’s absence is a blow, but the presence of Sharp will give the Blades encouragement that they can get the result they want.

With two goals in his last four games, he is also a man in form, and 3/1 to be the first goalscorer on Tuesday night.

2

We fancy:

This should be a tight clash, so football score predictions are difficult given the defensive strength of Burton and the less than convincing recent form of Sheffield United.

Points are all that matter at this stage of the season, and Wilder will be well aware of that as his side chase promotion.

Given recent results a narrow home win will do for them, with 1-0 at 9/2.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Burton are set to nullify their hosts on Tuesday night, with their defence their biggest asset at the moment. They have successfully shut out Ipswich, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest in recent weeks, all by 0-0 scorelines.

They are 15/2 to make it four 0-0 draws in their last seven games against Sheffield United.

Written by Feargal Brennan

Feargal Brennan is a long-suffering Everton fan who turned to European football for respite from the Toffees’ struggles. A frequent radio contributor, Feargal writes on football and betting and is an expert in how to cope when you support a forever frustrating football team.