Bristol City vs Sheffield United Predictions: Robins to be Chirping on Easter Monday
Bristol City vs Sheffield United Odds
Sheffield United will be hoping to resurrect their play-off push on Monday at Ashton Gate as they face Bristol City at 17:30 live on Sky Sports.
Bristol City vs Sheffield United Tips
The visitors have been stuttering recently. A 1-2 defeat on Friday courtesy of Paul Ince’s Reading side was their third defeat in just over four weeks, not the form of a side battling for a top six spot.
It was a particularly sour defeat as well. Illiman Ndiaye coolly slotted home the equalizer just as the fourth official indicated there would be five minutes of injury time. Momentum was with the Blades but straight from the kick off the Royals win and freekick and Tom McIntyre slid the ball home to ensure the three points would be heading back down south.
It was an uncharacteristically lackluster performance from Paul Heckingbottom’s side and he could look to shuffle his deck here to freshen things up. Ndiaye could get the nod from the off instead of Ben Osborn and Sander Berge is expected to return in midfield.
As for the hosts, only one change is expected from the side that lost to West Brom on Friday with Han-Noah Massengo expected to return in midfield.
As previously alluded to, since Sheffield United’s 1-0 victory over Blackburn in February, they have struggled for consistency. They have played ten, winning three and drawing three and losing the rest.
Their rise under Heckingbottom has largely been down to their home form. Since he took charge, on the road they have played 12 winning just four and lost five times. They have failed to win any of their away games since their 1-2 victory at St Andrew’s, getting thumped 4-1 by Coventry in that time as well.
At 17/5, I think Bristol City have been undervalued here which is why taking them with a 0.75 goal headstart appeals here. This way the only way we lose 100% of our stake is if the Robins lose by more than one goal. Only two of the last ten sides to face Nigel Pearson’s side have managed to beat them by a two goal margin, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley. Domestically, at Ashton Gate, the bet would have only lost completely during the hosts 0-2 defeat against Bournemouth back in October.
With 19 league goals to his name, Andreas Weimann tops his side's goalscoring charts and is amongst the pack chasing Aleksandar Mitrovic, although he will not be able to catch him. This is already the best league tally of his career.
Only Antonie Semenyo (2.1) has a higher shots per game average than Wiemann (1.8) for the Robins.
His goals per 90 average of 0.45. To put it into perspective, given those averages a price of 6/4 would have represented value here so Unibet's 27/10 for him to score anytime certainly appeals.
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