Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Bristol.
No one could have predicted that after winning the 9th place in English Premier League last season, Sheffield United are going to perform as bad as they are in the last three months. The Blades are hammered to the bottom of the table after collecting only two points from opening fifteen clashes and will surely need a miracle to avoid relegation this season.
Sheffield United are looking to finally end the draught this weekend but in different competition. They will face Bristol Rovers in FA Cup round number three, hoping to avoid another humiliation at Memorial Stadium. Despite all stats, bookies are heavily favouring the visitors to win the game at 1.72 odds.
Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United Head-to-head
These two opponents have met only three times in the past – two of the duels were in League One, while the first one happened in 2012 in FA Cup.
Sheffield Utd have two victories and one draw. Two out of three games ended Under 2.5 goals.
Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United Prediction
Bristol Rovers have spent so much time sitting in the relegation zone this season, but that has changed recently. They have started successful series of results on 5th December by demolishing AFC Wimbledon on the road 4-2, followed with a 3-0 home win versus Plymouth Argyle. Team was temporarily stopped with a loss to MK Dons, but bounced back quickly with another win against Blackpool.
The Pirates are finally above the red line now, sitting in 18th place with 22 points. As for the FA Cup participation, so far they knocked out Walsall and Darlington with total goal difference of 8-1. Sheffield United have just joined in third round, and will most likely use combined lineup. There is another game day waiting on Tuesday in EPL against Newcastle United. We feel there is solid value in backing home win or draw here.
Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United Bet Tips
Home win or draw @ 2.10
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00.