Sheffield Utd vs Burton

Posted on 13 Mar 2018 11:42 CET | Tip viewed: 243 times

Bookmaker: Bet365 | Tipster: Baldwin13 (United Kingdom)

Match date: 13 Mar 2018 | Sport: Football | Competition: England Other Football

Odds: 1.89 | Stake: 8/10 | Pick: 1 (-1 AH) | Match result: 2-0 - Won

Sheffield United won promotion into Championship in last campaign and now after 36 matches here are at 9th position, this team could involve into promotion race but had some failures and now are five points behind 6th placed Middlesbrough, to climb up to a spot which leads into play offs they must show something better than in lat two months, in 37th round they are welcoming relegation placed Burton and victory must be achieved. In previous round they took one point on the road against Ipswich after goalless draw while before that were smashed by great Fulham also on the road.

In last five games at this stadium they were defeated only once by Aston Villa, now are facing with a team against whom took all three points in first meeting in November away from home and they should be able to overcome them once again as guests are in pretty bad form and are one of main candidates for relegation. Sheffield are decent team, to make this season successful they still have time and in last ten games must play great football, for this duel are marked as favorites and in front of their crowd should grab all three points. Midfielder Paul Coutts (16/1) is injured and will stay out while midfielder Mark Duffy (29/2) and forward Leon Clarke (31/15) both should be ready for this game.

Burton survived last season in Championship after ending only one point above relegation zone, now after 36 games played they failed to remain safe and two points are behind first team above red zone, they can survive but must show something much more than in previous weeks, they celebrated only once in last 11 matches against Barnsley which are just above red line, in last round they earned one point at home against Bristol City while before that were defeated by Brentford and Millwall also at home, here will have extremely difficult task to avoid another defeat.

Guests conceded 62 goals so far and it's hard to believe that will manage to save their net against solid team, despite hosts are far from their best shape i don't expect that Burton can exploit that. In previous game at this stadium two seasons ago in League One Burton won with narrow result but here it would be a huge surprise if they manage to repeat that. Defenders John Brayford (20/0), Ben Turner (24/2) and midfielder Will Miller (10/0) are injured and won't be in the squad while appearances of midfielder Hope Akpan (17/0), forwards Lucas Askins (36/3), Liam Boyce (7/1) and Jacob Davenport (7/1) are in doubt due to minor injuries or illness.

Sheffield needs this victory and have a great chance for three points, guests are out of the tracks and unless don't show some improving soon they won't be able to avoid relegation, victory of home team seems like most possible outcome of this duel.

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