Scunthorpe - Sheffield United Betting Preview: Battling Blades can edge past hosts

Neither side have been in convincing form this season, but our tipster is backing David Weir's men to edge a closely contested cup tie at Glanford Park
Two out-of-sorts side go head-to-head when Sheffield United make the trip to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United in the Football League Trophy on Tuesday.

Neither side have won any of their last five fixtures so it is sure to be a keenly contested match as both teams will be targeting this meeting as a golden opportunity to get back to winning ways.

Sheffield United were amongst the League One title favourites when the season got under way at the beginning of last month but David Weir’s side have failed to capitalise on an opening day victory over Notts County and have subsequently struggled.

The Blades, though, are favourites to progress on Tuesday night and are chalked up at 11/8 (2.63) with BetVictor to win at Glanford Park.

Scunthorpe, too, won on the opening day of the league campaign but have failed to win since and are priced up at 21/10 (3.10) with BetVictor to beat the Blades on Tuesday while the same firm go 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends in stalemate.

Sheffield United striker Lyle Taylor is set to lead the line for the Blades against Scunthorpe and the 23-year-old forward heads BetVictor’s first scorer market.

Taylor, who scored an impressive 24 goals in 34 appearances for Scottish Championship side Falkirk last season, has yet to open his account this term but is chalked up at 5/1 (6.0) to break the deadlock at Glanford Park.

For the hosts, striker Sam Winnall has made an impressive start to the season, notching three goals in his opening six appearances for the Iron and the 22-year-old forward is priced up at an appealing 6/1 (7.0) to keep up his fine form with the opening goal here.

With neither side in free-scoring form, there is value in snapping up the generous 11/10 (2.10) quote on offer from BetVictor that the first goal comes after the 28th minute of the match and it is this price that is the recommended play here.

Despite their disappointing start to the campaign, David Weir's side should prove too strong here and are excellent value at a juicy 11/8 (2.63) with BetVictor to beat their League Two opponents on Tuesday.

First goal after 28th minute at 11/10 (2.10) 2pts with BetVictor
Sheffield United to win at 11/8 (2.63) 2pts with BetVictor

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