Sheffield Utd – Middlesbrough Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 08.03.2022

⚽ Sheffield Utd – Middlesbrough Predictions

Sheffield Utd – Middlesbrough Tips and Odds. March 7, 16:00 BULGARIA: Parva liga.

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  • This rescheduled Championship clash between seventh-placed Sheffield United and sixth-placed Middlesbrough could prove pivotal in the bigger picture of both sides’ seasons, with just one point separating the two. The ‘Blades’ will likely have to be efficient if they’re to claw their way back into the top six though, as frustratingly, five of the last six opposing sides they’ve played have held them to one or fewer goals.
  • While United languish in the bottom half of the home league table, playing at Bramall Lane has proved a blessing of late as the ‘Blades’ have looked sharp during a current eight-game unbeaten run here (W5, D3). That means that United are the only Championship side unbeaten at home since November, although Forest’s late equaliser last time out ended United’s incredible run of 734 minutes without conceding at home!
  • This matchup takes on extra significance for Sheffield-born Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder, who returns to Bramall Lane as an opposing manager for the first time since his stint with the club. The improvement of Middlesbrough is clear to see under his tutelage, rising from as low as 15th to sixth spot since his opening day draw at Millwall in November.
  • Middlesbrough’s league position is mostly thanks to their incredible home form though, now winning nine straight competitive home games. But on their travels, Boro’s only success across their last five trips was a famous victory via penalties at Old Trafford. Wilder will be quietly confident of bucking that trend here though, after previously winning each of his last six league games vs sides he’s previously managed.
  • Players to watch: Sheffield United’s top league scorer Billy Sharp (G13) has struck against Middlesbrough with three different clubs, though he’s yet to score after five attempts with the ‘Blades’. For Middlesbrough, Duncan Watmore has netted the eventual game-winning goal in four of his five scoring appearances this season.
  • Hot stat: Middlesbrough are unbeaten in 82% of their league games entered as pre-match outsiders this season (W4, D5, L2).
ENGLAND: Championship – Round 26
Sheffield Utd – Middlesbrough
Kick-off: March 8, 20:45
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.33@Bwin

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