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

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Sheffield United vs Stoke City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture is live on Sky Sports (behind the red button) and features two sides looking to bounce from defeats at the weekend.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield United saw their four-game winning run come to an end as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Derby. Chris Basham got their goal but they could not hold out for a point that would have been the least they deserved.

Stoke saw their two-game winning run come to a halt also as they lost 1-0 at home to Birmingham. The Potters can consider themselves unlucky as the expected goals data has them the better side by around a goal.

These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to the 2007/08 season for their last meetings. It is hard to read much into these fixtures but for what it is worth it is honours even from the last six with two wins each and two draws.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield United might be a popular bet due to the home form but a victory at Norwich and a draw at Sheffield Wednesday suggests Stoke might be better suited to playing on the road and as such I would leave the match prices alone.

Billy Sharp has three in his last five in front of his home fans and he looks value to score at any time against a Potters defence that has shipped 11 on their travels this season.  Erik Pieters has two goals on the road this campaign and at bigger prices the defender looks worth an anytime scorer bet.

 

Billy Sharp anytime scorer

Erik Pieters anytime scorer

 

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

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Stoke City

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

AVG Goals

1.5

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)

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

13-02-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades have lost just two of their last 11 after losing their first two of the season and sit second in the table. They now face three of their next four at their own ground including against local rivals Wednesday.

At Bramall Lane, they are unbeaten in their last five winning four of these though they did lose here on the opening day to Swansea. Billy Sharp has three in his last five in front of his own fans while David McGoldrick has two in four.

Sheffield United have been behind just once going into the half-time break with eight of these having been level. Around 55% of the goals they have scored have come in the second-half with around 45% in the final 30 minutes.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) and Kean Bryan (unknown) are doubts.

Stoke City Preview

It has been a mixed bag of late for the Potters with three victories, three defeats and two draws in their last eight. They sit down in 17th and each of their next four come against teams in the top half.

Away from the Bet365Stadium, they have won just one of their last five but also lost just one with three ending all-square. Five of the six the Staffordshire outfit have played on the road have seen both teams find the back of the net.

If the league was decided on the scores after 45 minutes then Stoke would be as high as seventh place. Around 58% of the goals they have scored in the league have come in the second-half.

 

Stoke City Team News

Thibaud Verlinden (unknown), Mame Biram Diouf (hamstring), Ibrahim Afellay and Sam Clucas (both knee) are doubts.

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

Stoke City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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 Stoke City 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
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
17 CF David McGoldrick 185 75
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
3 RB Erik Pieters 183 84
15 CD Bruno Martins Indi 185 76
23 LB Cuco Martina 185 72
5 CD Ashley Williams 183 77
11 RM James McClean 180 70
19 AM Saido Berahino 180 77
38 CM Ryan Woods 173 64
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
7 LM Thomas Ince 178 66
9 CF Benik Afobe 183 79