Sheff Wed v Sheff Utd Betting Tips

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20:45 Mon 04 Mar
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England
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Odds: +250

Steve Bruce will have cast a wry smile at the fixture list when becoming manager of Sheffield Wednesday, with Sheffield United a club who has been previously managed by the experienced manager who will now be looking to put a dent into the Blades’ promotion campaign.

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United are in a very strong position in the Championship after amassing 64 points from 34 games, with Chris Wilder having continued to demonstrate what a brilliant football manager he is and he will have his team fired up for Sunday’s derby.

The Blades have won their past three encounters, with Middlesbrough and Reading beaten before a slender triumph at The Hawthorns which means they are strong favourites coming into this clash.

Whisper it quietly but Gary Madine could be in line to haunt his former club, with the striker having scored a brace against the Royals and he was a controversial signing when Wilder decided to recruit the big front man.

Wednesday are fifteenth in the Championship table and won’t be going up or down this season, with the owners hoping that Bruce can help the club sustain a promotion campaign next season.

The Owls haven’t lost a Championship game since 12 January, with Wednesday having beaten Wigan and Swansea, while these results sandwiched a goalless draw against Reading.

Indeed, Bruce has focused on making this team hard to beat, although that recent 3-1 triumph against the Swans was the best result since the manager took charge and it’s clear that the supporters will be fired up for this encounter.

It’s hard to get excited about the Blades winning when they’ve won less than 50% of their matches on the road this season, especially when remembering the way that the team cast away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Aston Villa recently.

BETTING TIP
Draw @ 3.50 with bet365

Team News

Sheffield Wednesday: 4-4-1-1 (Confirmed Line-up)

Sheffield United: 3-5-2 (Confirmed Line-up)

  • 01
    Keiren Westwood
  • 27
    Dominic Iorfa
  • 34
    Michael Hector
  • 15
    Tom Lees
  • 02
    Liam Palmer
  • 39
    Rolando Aarons
  • 10
    Barry Bannan
  • 23
    Sam Hutchinson
  • 20
    Adam Reach
  • 45
    Fernando Forestieri
  • 09
    Steven Fletcher
  • 01
    Dean Henderson
  • 12
    John Egan
  • 05
    Jack O'Connell
  • 06
    Chris Basham
  • 18
    Kieron Freeman
  • 16
    Oliver Norwood
  • 08
    Kieran Dowell
  • 04
    John Fleck
  • 03
    Enda Stevens
  • 14
    Gary Madine
  • 10
    Billy Sharp

Last 5 Matches

Championship - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Norwich 46 27 13 6 93:57 94
2 Sheffield Unite 46 26 11 9 78:41 89
3 Leeds 46 25 8 13 73:50 83
4 West Bromwich A 46 23 11 12 87:62 80
5 Aston Villa 46 20 16 10 82:61 76
6 Derby 46 20 14 12 69:54 74
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 13 13 49:41 73
8 Bristol City 46 19 13 14 59:53 70
9 Nottingham Fore 46 17 15 14 61:54 66
10 Swansea 46 18 11 17 65:62 65
11 Sheffield Wedne 46 16 16 14 60:62 64
12 Hull 46 17 11 18 66:68 62
13 Brentford 45 16 13 16 72:59 61
14 Birmingham 46 14 19 13 64:58 61
15 Preston 46 16 13 17 67:67 61
16 Blackburn 46 16 12 18 64:69 60
17 Stoke 46 11 22 13 45:52 55
18 Wigan 46 13 13 20 51:64 52
19 Queens Park Ran 46 14 9 23 53:71 51
20 Reading 46 10 17 19 49:66 47
21 Millwall 46 10 14 22 48:64 44
22 Rotherham 46 8 16 22 52:83 40
23 Bolton 45 8 8 29 29:77 32
24 Ipswich 46 5 16 25 36:77 31