Sheffield United-Brentford Betting Preview: Stalemate likely in this top of the table clash

The early kick off on Saturday sees two heavyweights of League One battle it out for a spot in the automatic promotion places and Hugh Wilson is backing a 17/2 value bet
Despite losing to Stevenage in their last match, Sheffield United have finally hit some form at the business end of the season in their hunt for automatic promotion. They currently sit in fourth position in League One, two points behind Brentford who occupy the second automatic spot.

Danny Wilson’s men have not made Bramall Lane a fortress this season, with one win in their last six at home. The Blades are favourites, though, at 29/20 (2.45) with BetVictor to leapfrog their opponents in the league with a win.

Despite Brentford’s unbelievable home record this season, which has seen them beaten only twice, Uwe Rosler’s men haven’t clicked on the road, losing four of their last five matches.

The Bees remain firmly in the title hunt however, only trailing Doncaster by two points. BetVictor has them as underdogs at 11/5 (3.20) to come away from Yorkshire with all three points. The same firm offer the draw at 9/4 (3.25).

The bet that stands out in this fixture is under 2.5 goals at 4/6 (1.67). Although both sides sit at the top end of the table, they have not been prolific in front of goal, with nine League One teams scoring more than them this season.

Had you backed under 2.5 goals in the last five matches for both sides, then this would have paid out on four occasions for each team.

Only Swindon Town have a better defensive record than these two teams this season in League One, so expect the defences to come out on top in this fixture, with under 2.5 goals in the game not to be ignored.

For those looking for more value, the game to finish 0-0 is certainly worth backing with a smaller stake.

BetVictor prices the goalless draw at a remarkable 17/2 (9.50) considering previous results this season at Bramall Lane. Four home matches in Sheffield this season would have paid out on this bet, including The Blades last two home games. For those looking to stake a smaller amount on longer odds, this is the bet that stands out.


Under 2.5 goals at 4/6 (1.67) with BetVictor
Correct Score: 0-0 at 17/2  (9.50) with BetVictor

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