Sheffield United vs Derby County Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Bramall Lane

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Sheffield United vs Derby County Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game from Bramall Lane features two sides who have made decent openings to the season.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

United secured their second victory of the season in their last league game as they defeated Barnsley 1-0 thanks to a Billy Sharp goal.  In the League Cup, they had a disappointing week going down 4-1 to Premier League Leicester with a Caolan Lavery goal little more than a consolation.

Derby have now won each of their last three with a David Nugent brace giving them a 2-1 league victory at Bolton on their penultimate start. In midweek, they beat Grimsby 1-0 in the League Cup thanks to a Matej Vydra penalty.

The away side has won each of the last two and three of their last four meetings and all by the same 1-0 scoreline.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

United are a strong side at home and I think they could do well here and will be looking to get on them. The safer play is probably the draw no bet market but I will take the Blades straight up in the match market.

When the Blades win Billy Sharp scores so take the Wincast of Billy Sharp to score first and United to win the game.

 

Sheff Utd to win the game

Billy Sharp to score first and Sheff U to win wincast

 

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

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.2

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

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)

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Sheffield United Preview

Two victories (at home to Brentford and Barnsley) and two away defeats (at Cardiff and Middlesbrough) is a solid start to the season for United. This is the first of a run of six games that features five teams who were expected to do well by bookmakers this season so it will be a good test.

At home, you must go back to the 24th January for the last time that the Blades lost a league game. Both their games this season have seen the Yorkshire side take the lead in the first-half and go on and win the game 1-0.

Both goals they have netted this season have come from Billy Sharp who has grabbed six goals in his last seven league games. The last four Championship matches this season have produced a total of five goals.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Leon Clarke will miss out through suspension while George Baldock (foot), Simon Moore(knee), James Hanson and Richard Stearman (both hamstring) are also ruled out.

Derby County Preview

After one point from their first two games back-to-back victories have moved Derby up the table. This is the first of eight games they play which do not feature any of the top six sides in the ante-post Championship betting.

On the road, it is four points from their two played so far with a 1-1 draw at Sunderland and then a 2-1 defeat of Bolton.  All three of their away goals have come in the opening 21 minutes of a match.

Both teams to score would have paid in six of the last eight for the Rams. Three of their last five in the league have seen a team net in the last 15 minutes.

 

Derby County Team News

Max Lowe (abdominal) is back in training while Kyle McAllister (groin), Jamie Hanson (calf) and Darren Bent (hamstring) are all out.

 

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

Derby County 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 Derby County Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Jamal Blackman 196 82
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
13 CD Jake Wright 180 67
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
15 CM Paul Coutts 175 75
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
21 CM Mark Duffy 175 72
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
22 CF Caolan Lavery 180 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Carson 190 86
29 RB Marcus Olsson 180 72
33 CD Curtis Davies 188 76
6 CD Richard Keogh 188 87
14 LB Andre Wisdom 186 78
19 CM Andreas Weimann 188 76
23 CM Matej Vydra 180 71
7 CM Johnny Russell 178 67
15 CDM Bradley Johnson 178 68
44 CDM Tom Huddlestone 180 80
28 CF David Nugent 180 76