Sheffield United vs QPR
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Sheffield faced one of the most embarrassing defeats of their history last week. The team was pitted against Barnet FC, a side from the fifth tier of English Football. The Blades had anticipated that they would get an easy pass into the fourth round of the FA Cup and lined up with several bench players. But as fate would have it, United’s domestic cup campaign was put to an end by the massive underdogs.
QPR will be on cloud nine after they overcame the best team in the league, to progress further deep into the English FA Cup. The Hoops smartly took advantage of their home-team status and inflicted Leeds United with a 2-1 defeat.
Sheffield United vs QPR Head-to-head (h2h)
- Chris Wilder’s men won three of the last four h2h games.
- In the last six games between these teams, at the Bramall Lane, Sheffield registered three wins, two draws, and a lone loss.
- Six of the last eight h2h ties at this venue saw both teams on the scoresheet.
- Five of the last six overall h2h matches had over 2.5 goals.
Sheffield United vs QPR Prediction
Chris Wilder and his men will be desperate to get back on the pitch and atone for their mistake last match-day. Never in their wildest dreams would have fans expected Sheffield United, a team that has high chances of playing in the Premier League next season, to lose against a fifth-tier band.
QPR will be at the end of the receiving end of all frustrations and regrets of the group from South Yorkshire.
The Blades were unbeaten in 11 of their last 14 matches at home, while the Rs were able to record just one win in their last six attempts on the road. The advantage clearly lies with the home team.
Sheffield will have nothing else to concentrate on for the rest of the season, and qualification to the Premier League will be their sole objective till summer. As of now, they occupy the third spot in the league table, which grants them entry to the playoff mix.
But since just two points separate them from an automatic qualification, and four points separate them from the top-most position in the league, the team will surely raise their ambitions.
Everything points to a Sheffield win.
The group will not want to take chances and will try to get on the scoresheet early. And keeping true to the trend, as five of the last six overall h2h games had over 2.5 goals, the tie in the coming day too will have at least three goals.
Sheffield United vs QPR Betting Tips
To Win: Sheffield United @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).