Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features the side in fourth playing host to a team in 14th. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield United put their two-game winless run behind them with a 3-1 home victory over promotion rivals Derby. Billy Sharp, David McGoldrick and Leon Clarke all netted one each as the Blades picked up a deserved three points.

Blackburn saw their winless sequence stretch to four and suffered a second consecutive defeat going down 3-2 to Leeds at Elland Road. Rovers looked on course for all three points following a Charlie Mulgrew brace (including one penalty) but were undone by two late goals.

The reverse fixture came early in October at Ewood Park and it was United who came out on top that day winning 2-0. Billy Sharp bagged both goals to give the Yorkshire side a deserved three points.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield United are strong favourites to win the game and while I think they are the better side I could not be backing them at those odds. It is just one victory in their last four at home while Blackburn are six without a win on the road so I could not be taking them either to get something.

I do think Rovers are capable of netting here as they have done in all bar one of their road games this season. I think backing yes in the both teams to score market looks the best angle of attack.

Charlie Mulgrew has three in his last two on the road and is likely to be on penalties so represents great value to score at any time.

 

YES in the both teams to score market

Charlie Mulgrew anytime scorer

 

Sheffield United have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 6 games against Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 6 games played against Sheffield United

AVG Goals

1.8

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

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Blackburn Rovers Form Guide

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo

Blackburn Rovers

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-01-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

17-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades have been a mixed bag of late with three victories, three draws and three defeats from their last nine. They sit in fourth place in the table four behind West Brom in third and two ahead of Middlesbrough in fifth.

At Bramall Lane, the Yorkshire outfit put a three-game winless run behind them last time out with a 3-1 defeat of Derby. Each of their last two and four of their last six in front of their fans have seen both teams net.

Five of the last seven Sheffield United have scored in the league have come after the half-time break. They have conceded just three goals from their last five and four in their last four when looking at just home matches.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Ben Woodburn (ankle) and Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) are all doubts.

Blackburn Rovers Preview

Rovers are now four without a win and have won just one of their last eight as they have dropped out of the top-half. They sit in 14th eight points from the play-offs and ten above the relegation zone.

Away from Ewood Park, the Lancashire side are six without a victory losing three of their previous four. They have through netted in each of their last eight on the road and failed to score once on their travels.

Blackburn have been shipping late goals conceding eight times in the final 15 minutes in their last seven. Six of the last eight that they have scored have come in the opening hour of a fixture.

 

Blackburn Rovers Team News

Craig Conway (thigh and Elliott Bennett (broken toe) are doubts while Dominic Samuel and Ben Gladwin (both knee) have both been ruled out for the season.

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

Blackburn Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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 Blackburn Rovers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
12 CD John Egan 185 72
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
17 CF David McGoldrick 185 75
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Raya 183 80
3 RB Derrick Williams 180 75
14 CD Charles Mulgrew 191 83
26 CD Darragh Lenihan 178 76
31 LB Elliott Bennett 175 69
6 CDM Richard Smallwood 180 72
27 CM Lewis Travis - -
4 CDM Harrison Reed 181 72
45 CM Kasey Palmer 180 68
8 CM Joe Rothwell 185 77
19 CF Ben Brereton - -