Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 2/5 @ 888sport
Two Championship high-flyers who are enjoying their own extended flurries, Sheffield United will welcome Middlesbrough to Bramall Lane on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, eventually extending on their FA Cup adventure thanks to an action-packed 3-1 win against Wrexham on February 7th, Sheffield United are enjoying an extended purple patch. Putting in another thumping display last weekend as they cruised their way to a 3-0 romp against Sheffield United, Paul Heckingbottom’s men find themselves sat in pole position to book a Premier League return this season. Continuing to shine on either side of the World Cup break, the Blades open the midweek fixtures holding a commanding 10-point buffer from slipping out of the automatic promotion spots. Looking to lay down what could be a crucial marker on Wednesday night, Sheffield United are unbeaten in each of their last 13 straight matchups across all formats. With that extended purple patch stemming all the way back to November 8th, Heckingbottom’s side have also seen four of their last five contests at Bramall Lane finish with over 2.5 goals.
As for the visitors, although some might have been shocked to see Michael Carrick arrive at the Riverside back in October, Middlesbrough have enjoyed a remarkable rise under the ex-Manchester United coach. Last seen over the weekend putting in another thumping display as they breezed their way to a 3-1 romp away at Cardiff, the Reds appear to be cruising their way towards a play-off finish this season. With the mood around the north east at the highest it has been in recent memory, Wednesday’s guests have won seven of their last eight meetings against Championship opposition. Quickly gaining a reputation for their clinical displays in the final third, Boro have now bagged eight strikes in just their last three second-tier victories. With the two sides playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw when they last met at the Riverside on August 14th, we’re backing another enjoyable affair from Bramall Lane.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough 2/5 for Wednesday’s Championship battle @ 888sport
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