South Yorkshire bragging rights are up for grabs on Saturday, as Sheffield United welcome Barnsley to Bramall Lane for the Championship’s early kick-off.
Having collected three points from the first available nine since returning to the second tier, the Blades are available at 8/11 (1.73) with Genting to double their tally by coming out on top against their local rivals.
Above their opponents only on goals scored after winning one and losing two of their first three fixtures, Paul Heckingbottom’s team can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) to emerge victorious here.
Each of the last two meetings between the sides have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them cancelling each other out once again in this one.
After six difficult years in League One, Chris Wilder’s team finally gained promotion to a division more befitting of their status by winning the title with 100 points to their name last campaign.
Their chances of building on that hard work and remaining in the Championship will be significantly enhanced if they can maintain their strong record at Bramall Lane, where they won 17 and lost just three of their 23 league fixtures last season.
After beating Brentford in the league and Walsall in the League Cup on home turf so far this season, Wilder’s men have now won 10 and lost none of their last 11 fixtures in front of their own fans.
Having lost seven of their previous eight away matches in the Championship, the Tykes are unlikely to threaten the hosts’ proud record when they come to visit on Saturday.
With this in mind, those 8/11 (1.73) are not to be missed on Sheffield United bolstering their Championship credentials with yet another victory on home soil.
|Sheffield United to win for a 2.5pt stake at 8/11 (1.73) with Genting|