Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK / 20.45 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Two of the teams from the top 6 are going to battle it out for the three crucial points. Both teams look solid in every part of the field and played consistently throughout this season.
The Blades are doing quite well, as they lost 2 games in the last 10 matches. The team from Sheffield is a good attacking unit, as they scored 1.7 goals per game. Creating chances and converting direct free-kicks has been their area of strength. They are very weak in protecting the lead and this has cost them some important losses.
On the other hand, the Boro is doing well in the defensive half of the field. Their defensive wall has thwarted many attacks from the opposition, as they only conceded 23 goals the whole season. Tony Pulis and his troops always maintain their consistent shape and use the width of the pitch for their advantages.
Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- The away team leads 4-1 in the last 5 matches.
- Exactly three goals have been scored by either of the team in 3 out of the last 4 matches.
- Sheffield United leads 3-1 in the last 5 matches at this venue.
- Boro’s last victory in this tie at this venue was in 2011.
Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Both teams possess quality at the back, as their defensive unity contributed in the majority of their wins. It will be hard for both teams to go after one another, as this will be a highly physical encounter. The pressure of the occasion will make the player commit fouls outside the box and break the play. It will be a defensive battle and both these teams will take one point each.
There will be limited opportunity for both these sides to score. The forward line will be mere spectators, as most of the game will be played in the center. So goals will be hard to come by, as both teams look to defend properly.
Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.30 (23/10)
Correct Score: 0-0, Draw @ 8.00 (7/1).