Sheffield United vs Barnet FC
England- FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 6th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Barnet FC will have to be at their best on Sunday if they want to hold the Championship giants Sheffield United. This is the first FA Cup match for the Blades in this season.
Sheffield is still in the title race with just 4 points behind the leaders. They have been much better compared to last season when they finished 10th. They have scored a whopping 45 goals but conceded 28 only. Their defensive strength is their main advantage over other opponents.
At present the Blades are on a 4 match unbeaten run which includes 3 wins on the trot. They have scored at least 3 goals in the last 3 fixtures. At home also, they have been winning games consecutively. More than 2.5 goals came in precious 3 matches in front of the home crowd.
Barnet had tough opposition in the previous rounds of the FA Cup. They won in rematch against Bristol Rovers in the first round and then went on to get a narrow win against Stockport.
They are struggling in the National League and have conceded more goals than they scored. With a strong attacking line-up like Sheffield coming up, Coach Darren Currie will have to prepare his side for a long night.
In the last 5 away matches Barnet have won 3 and lost twice. All three of their recent games on the road had the same score line of 1-0. But overall they are unbeaten in 2 matches on the roe. So we can hope they will put up a decent show in this upcoming game.
This is considered as a walk in the park for Sheffield. They are clearly the favorites to progress to the next round.
Sheffield United vs Barnet FC: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first time these two teams will face each other in a competitive match.
Sheffield United vs Barnet FC: Prediction
There is no doubt that Sheffield will progress to the next round. Considering the levels these two teams play, it is safe to say that Sheffield will dominate the game from the word go. Thus a bet can be placed on the hosts to win at both half and full time with 1.87 odd.
The hosts have scored at least 2 goals in their last 2 matches in front of their own fans. Against a defense like Barnet’s the forwards will have multiple chances to add to their goal tally for the season. So we can place a bet on the Blades to score a2 or more goals with 2.50 odds.
Sheffield United vs Barnet FC: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Sheffield/Sheffield @ 1.87 (7/8).
Sheffield United: Over 2.5 team goals @ 2.50 (6/4).