Free tips Championship Tips: Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7.45pm)

Sheffield Wednesday make the short trip across the city to take on Sheffield United in the Championship’s Friday night match.

Here are our betting tips and predictions for the second edition of this season’s Steel City Derby.

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Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Match Prediction

Draw at 63/25 with MarathonBet


Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Best Bet

Leon Clarke Anytime Goalscorer at 23/20 with William Hill


Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Past Meetings

These two neighbours met for the first time in five years earlier in the season, and the hotly anticipated fixture didn’t disappoint.

United went two goals up within 15 minutes, but Gary Hooper gave his side hope with a goal just before the break. Lucas Joao equalised 20 minutes after the restart, only for the Blades to go ahead again two minutes later!

The men in red and white eventually killed the game off thanks to ex-Owl Leon Clarke’s second goal of the game in the 77th minute.


Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Stats

1 – This will be Wednesday’s new manager Jos Luhukay’s first game in charge of the Owls, and also his first game in charge of a team in England.

31 – There were 31 fouls in the last match between these two in September, but only three yellow cards.

Sheffield United have won eight from 13 home matches this season, whilst Wednesday have won just three of their 13 away matches.

Wednesday have won four of the last 10 head-to-heads to United’s three, with the other three matches drawn.


Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Ched Evans has returned to full training with Sheffield United after missing the last four months through injury. David Brooks will miss the match after being diagnosed with glandular fever.

Luhukay, meanwhile, has no new injury concerns heading into his first game in charge.


Reason for Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Bets

The second Steel City Derby of the season is among us, and we’re hoping for a similar sort of encounter to the one back in September.

The Blades have somewhat lost their spark after what was an electric start to the season, but they still sit just outside the playoff zone. They’ve won just two of their last seven league matches since the start of December, losing four of those.

The Owls meanwhile are playing below expectations, and they’ll be hoping new manager Luhukay can have an immediate effect. The city’s team in blue were thrashed at home to Burton last time out and have won just one of their last seven matches, losing five of those.

United’s home form gives them the edge in this match – they’ve got the third best home record in the league, whilst the Owls have only managed three away wins. That makes them hot favourites with the bookies, with punters not getting much value for a home win.

Despite the Owls recent defensive woes, they’ve actually looked much more solid on the road – they’ve only conceded 16 goals away from home all season, less than the majority of teams, including United. For that reason, expect the unexpected here – the Owls and their new manager should sneak a draw, especially given that they do possess quality players. Back a draw at 63/25 with MarathonBet

Ex-Owl and league top scorer Clarke bagged two goals in this fixture earlier in the season, and also scored in the Blades’ last league match. He’ll be motivated to get a goal in front of his new worshippers, so back him as an anytime scorer at 23/20 with William Hill. 


Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Match Prediction

Draw at 63/25 with MarathonBet


Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Best Bet

Leon Clarke Anytime Goalscorer at 23/20 with William Hill


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