Bristol City vs Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bristol City vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Sunday afternoon (12:30) fixture features two sides in the top-half of the Championship table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bristol City made it back-to-back draws as they were held to a goalless tie at Nottingham Forest last time out.  The Robins can count themselves fortunate to come out with a point as they were second best throughout.

Sheffield United stretched their winless run to three games as they suffered a 1-0 home loss to Preston last weekend.  It was harsh on the Blades who were the better team but could find no way through a stubborn visiting rear-guard.

The reverse fixture came in December and Bristol City won that one 2-1 thanks to a goal from Aden Flint and Jamie Paterson.  Leon Clarke bagged for United but the game turned on a 59th minute sending-off of John Fleck.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers are having trouble splitting the pair and given the two sides sit next to each other in the table and are separated by just one point over the course of 45 fixtures it easy to see why.  Given that four of the last nine for Bristol City and four of the last eight for Sheffield United have finished all-square then this looks worth an interest. Also, take the draw and both teams to score as three of the last four for the Robins have seen both teams find the back of the net and six of the last seven for United.

 

Game to end in a draw

Game to end in a draw and both teams to score

 

Bristol City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Bristol City

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

10-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

21-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 5

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

13-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Bristol City Preview

The Robins run of just five points from their last seven fixtures saw their play-off hopes come crashing to a halt.  A top-half finish would have been considered a good season at the start but after how they started the campaign it must feel like a disappointment.

At Ashton Gate, they have lost just one of their last eight and just five times over the whole season.  Bobby Reid has netted six goals in his last six at home while Marlon Pack has bagged in the last two home games.

Three of the last four Bristol City have played have seen both teams find the back of the net and gone over 2.5 goals.  Each of their last four and seven of their last nine meetings with Sheffield United have gone over 2.5 goals.

 

Bristol City Team News

Nathan Baker (unknown) and Bailey Wright (thigh) are doubts.

 

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades run of just one win in their last eight Championship matches also put paid to their play-off hopes.  Like Bristol City they would have been happy with a top-half finish but the strong start and disappointing ending may lead to some disappointment.

Away from Bramall Lane, they are without a victory in their last five and have won just one of their last eight.  Each of their last two and nine of their last 14 on the road have gone over 2.5 goals.

Six of the last seven Sheffield United have played have seen both teams score with three of these ending 1-1.  31 of the 59 goals the Yorkshire side have scored this campaign have come in the first-half.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Paul Coutts (broken leg) and Jake Wright (knee) are unlikely to feature.

 

Bristol City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bristol City vs Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Frank Fielding 185 75
8 LB Josh Brownhill 178 69
4 CD Aden Flint 189 76
25 CD Lloyd Kelly 180 -
3 RB Joe Bryan 170 72
19 LM Niclas Eliasson 174 64
21 CM Marlon Pack 188 74
20 RM Jamie Paterson 175 66
7 CM Korey Smith 183 78
14 CF Bobby Reid 170 61
9 CF Famara Diedhiou 189 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Simon Moore 191 77
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
19 CD Richard Stearman 191 67
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
20 CM Lee Evans 185 79
14 CM Ryan Leonard 185 84
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70