Sheff Utd vs Bournemouth Prediction: Blades can strike it lucky

 | November 23 | 

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Sheffield United Bramall Lane

Having picked up four points from their last two matches, Sheffield United will hope to climb out of the relegation zone when they host AFC Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, with kick-off at 15:00.

Below we’ve previewed the clash and suggested a couple of betting angles for you to consider in the gargantuan game at the bottom of the table. 

Sheffield United vs Bournemouth Tips 

  • Sheffield United to win @ 11/5
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 10/11

Team News

Oli McBurnie could return for the Blades after the international break having injured his groin against Manchester United. Anel Ahmedodzic could also feature here after a spell on the sidelines which will come as a relief as Paul Heckingbottom has a boatload of defensive issues with John Egan, Chris Basham and Max Lowe are all out for the long-term. 

Bournemouth are without midfielders Alex Scott and Tyler Adams until 2024, but Ryan Fredericks is edging closer to a return. Max Aarons will hope to overcome a hamstring issue while Phillip Billing should play here after suffering with a slight knock before the break. 

Match Odds

Sheffield United are 11/5 to win this match, with a draw priced at 23/10. Bournemouth are 23/20 to take all three points, BTTS is 4/6 and over 2.5 goals is available at 4/5

Sheffield United to win @ 11/5

They may be outsiders on home soil, but I actually believe Sheffield United offer good value to take all three points here. The Blades have to win some home games if they are to have a shot at survival this term and they won their last game at Bramall Lane, a 2-1 success over Wolves. 

That dramatic late win filled them with confidence, and they followed it up with an impressive point at Brighton. In recent weeks they also pushed Manchester United close at home, and with players returning from injury may be able to field something a little closer to their first choice XI. 

Meanwhile, Bournemouth got their first second win of the campaign against Newcastle last time out, but both of their successes this season have come at the Vitality Stadium. In fact, they’ve only picked up one point on the road so far and sit rock bottom of the away form table. This is a side that doesn’t travel well and after a couple of weeks on the training ground, I’m backing the Blades to secure a vital three points. 

Under 2.5 goals @ 10/11

This will be a tense affair and the fact of the matter is that these are two of the poorer sides in the division. Bournemouth have only managed five goals in five games on the road and without their home comforts and are unlikely to go and attack Sheffield United from the off. Meanwhile, the Blades have only scored more than one goal on two occasions so far this term, and their attack is going to find life tough once more. 

I’m backing the home side to get over the line, but it will not be a comfortable win by any means. A 1-0 or 2-0 success looks most likely, and the 10/11 on offer for under 2.5 goals marks good value in my opinion. 

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