Sheffield United v Fleetwood Betting Tips: Visitors far too big in the betting

Jan 23 2017

League One leaders Sheffield United play host to Fleetwood at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night in a match where the hosts look somewhat  overestimated in the betting.

Having hit the front in England’s third tier not that long ago, it looked as though Sheffield United might prove too strong and run away with things at the head of affairs; however, the Yorkshire side have proved in recent matches that they’re certainly not invincible and are all of a sudden looking a tad vulnerable.

Fleetwood, on the other hand, continue to go well and are proving, week-in-week-out, that they’re a tough side to face. Uwe Rosler has his men well-drilled and it would be no surprise at all if they were capable of making things difficult for a Sheffield United outfit who might not be at their best right now.

Despite a few poor results, Sheffield United are still one of the league’s top teams, but Fleetwood are certainly no mugs and definitely look far too big in the betting at 13/2. With this in mind, backing the visitors to win wouldn’t be the worst bet; however, the better option is to take them on the ‘Double Chance’ market at 17/10, odds that also seem far too generous.

The visitors really have been in good form of late. They’ve lost just once in their last 15 matches (in the FA Cup against Championship opposition) and are now unbeaten in their last ten league games. On top of this, The Trawlermen are without a loss in six matches on the road, keeping clean sheets in four of those.

Sheffield United’s form (until recently) was also very impressive, but, as Gillingham and Walsall have proved in the last couple of weeks, they can definitely be caught out. Chris Wilder’s men might be a real attacking force, but, in conceding nine goals in their last four matches, they haven’t exactly conducted themselves all that well at the other end of the pitch.

If Fleetwood can frustrate the hosts by keeping things tight at the back then it would be absolutely no surprise whatsoever if they were to profit on the counter.

The Blades are of course a big club at this level and they remain a team with one of the best home records in the division. However, as mentioned above, Fleetwood are also a very capable outfit, especially defensively, and should get this match played to suit.

With the hosts rocking slightly, this is probably a good time to play them so the visitors are fancied to gain a positive result here. All things considered, a price of 17/10 on ‘Fleetwood Win/Draw Double Chance’ is well worth taking advantage of.

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