Fulham-Sheffield United Betting Preview: Goal glut expected at Craven Cottage

The original tie between these sides ended in a 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane but our tipster is anticipating at least three goals when the sides meet again on Tuesday night
Fulham will look to put their Premier League woes behind them when they take on League One side Sheffield United for a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Rene Meulensteen’s men slumped to the foot of the Premier League table at the weekend as they crashed to a 3-0 reverse at the hands of Southampton and the Cottagers will look to bounce back against the Blades on Tuesday night.

Fulham are chalked up as 4/6 (1.67) favourites with bet365 to see off their lower league opponents in Tuesday’s fourth round replay in west London while Nigel Clough’s side, who have endured a poor run of results recently, are available at 19/4 (5.75) with the same firm to progress to the next round of the competition. The draw is available at 3/1 (4.0) with bet365.

It is worth noting that Fulham have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 matches in all competitions and, with that in mind, the 5/6 (1.83) quote from bet365 for both teams to find the net is tempting here.

Furthermore, eight of the last nine matches played at Craven Cottage have produced at least three goals and, therefore, the 17/20 (1.85) quotes on offer from bet365 for three or more goals to be scored appears to represent excellent value for punters here.

With new signing Kostas Mitrologu ineligible for Tuesday’s tussle, Rene Meulensteen may afford another opportunity to former Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega against the Blades at Craven Cottage.

Rodallega grabbed the crucial equaliser for the Cottagers in the original tie at Bramall Lane last month and the 28-year-old Colombia striker appears to represent decent value at an appealing 6/1 (7.0) with bet365 to net the opening goal of the game against Nigel Clough’s side.

With a home tie awaiting the winners, both sides will be keen to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup and there should be plenty of goalmouth action at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

Therefore, it is the 17/20 (1.85) quote from bet365 for more than two goals to be scored when Fulham meet Sheffield United that is the recommended play for punters ahead of this FA Cup clash.

Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) 2pts stake with bet365

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