Sheffield United vs Barnsley Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 12:15 Hrs

Venue: Bramall Lane

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Sheffield United vs Barnsley Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday lunchtime (12:15) game is a Yorkshire derby from Bramall Line which explains the early kick-off time. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Sheffield United suffered their second successive defeat of the season as they went down 2-0 at Cardiff on Tuesday night. The Blades saw more of the ball and created more changes against the Welsh outfit but could find no way through a well drilled defence. Barnsley got a much-needed victory on Tuesday night as they defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Oakwell. They took a third minute lead through Matthew Pearson before being pegged back but Ryan Hedges netted again and that was when the scoring end. It was two season ago when these sides were last in the same league and both games on that occasion ended all-square. It finished 0-0 at Bramall Lane and the match at Oakwell ended 1-1.

Betting Tips and Predictions

United are a strong home side, Barnsley are poor on their travels so I understand the prices but I would not be backing a newly promoted team to win at such short odds especially in a tightly fought Yorkshire derby. The draw is not the worst option in this game but I will look elsewhere for my bets. I am unsure as to what Ryan Hedges must do to get some respect in the first goalscorer market after netting two in three league games and another in the League Cup, He goes off at double-figures here which seems far too high so get involved. The Tykes are an attacking outfit and look capable of scoring earlier than the 69th minute suggested in the time of the first team goal market.

Ryan Hedges first goalscorer

YES a Barnsley goal will be scored before 69:00

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

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
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)

W A

06-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stocksbridge Park Steels Team Logo Stocksbridge Park Steels

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Maritimo Team Logo Maritimo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Barnsley Form Guide

Barnsley Team Logo

Barnsley

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
D H

13-03-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

30-03-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Sheffield United Preview

After an opening day victory against Brentford it has now been two successive defeats going down to Middlesbrough and Cardiff. After three games, they sit in 18th place but it is a league in which the teams are tightly stacked in these early stages. At home, the Blades are on a great run with nine victories and one draw from their last ten competitive fixtures. Billy Sharp has netted eight times in the last 12 home matches for the Yorkshire side. Billy Sharp is averaging two shots per game for United while midfielder John Fleck and forward Leon Clarke are both averaging 1.7 per match and are still looking for their first league goal of the season.

Sheffield United Team News

George Baldock (ligament) is back in training while James Hanson and Richard Stearman (both hamstring) are out a few weeks. Also, missing out is Simon Moore who is out for at least a month with a knee issue.

Barnsley Preview

After defeats from Bristol City and Barnsley in their opening two game the Tykes secured a much needed three points with victory over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night which means just six sides have failed to register a win this season in the Championship. On the road, it is four straight defeats for the Yorkshire side and seven from their last eight matches. Each of their last four on their travels have gone over 2.5 goals with three of these going over 3.5. Ryan Hedges has netted twice in the league this season while Tom Bradshaw and Matty Pearson have grabbed one each. The player who tops the shot on target average is George Moncur who is averaging three per game though has yet to net a league goal this season.

Barnsley Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

Barnsley Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 vs Barnsley Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Jamal Blackman 196 82
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
13 CD Jake Wright 180 67
21 CM Mark Duffy 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
15 CM Paul Coutts 175 75
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Adam Davies 185 75
2 LB Jason McCarthy 186 80
24 RB Matthew Pearson 190 72
18 CD Adam Jackson 188 80
5 CD Angus MacDonald 184 70
7 LM Adam Hammill 178 73
4 CDM Joseph Williams - -
10 CM George Moncur 176 63
20 CM Brad Potts 188 81
34 RM Ryan Hedges 185 65
9 CF Tom Bradshaw 178 71