Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Sheffield United vs Wigan – 07/04/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Sheffield United win

Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their promotion charge on Friday afternoon, Sheffield United will welcome relegation scrappers Wigan to Bramall Lane.

Starting with the hosts, marking their return to Championship duties last weekend with another stellar display on the road, Sheffield United will be desperate for a repeat display on Friday afternoon. Claiming a 1-0 victory away at play-off outsiders Norwich, Paul Heckingbottom’s men are certainly inching their way towards a Premier League return in 2023. Holding a commanding six-point buffer in the automatic promotion places, the Blades have now won four of their last five appearances across all formats. Likewise, punching their FA Cup semi-final ticket on March 19th as they secured an action-packed 3-2 victory at home against Blackburn, Heckingbottom’s side should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Smelling the chance to make another Championship statement on home soil, Sheffield United should also be excited by their continued success at Bramall Lane. It should be highlighted, Friday’s hosts have also won three of their previous four contests in front of their own supporters.

As for the visitors, while Wigan might have marked their return from the international break with a rugged 1-0 victory at home against QPR, the Latics are freefalling their way towards an immediate League One return. Sat rock-bottom of the Championship table and making the trip to Bramall Lane on Friday afternoon sat five points adrift of safety, Shaun Maloney’s men should be bracing themselves for a huge challenge here. Winning just one of their last nine straight contests across all formats – a run that stems all the way back to February 11th – the former Hibernian boss has also seen his side gain a reputation for their extended struggles on the road. In fact, on what has been a woeful run of form, Wigan have failed to muster a single victory from any of their previous 15 straight showdowns away from the DW Stadium. Two sides battling it out at opposite ends of the Championship table, we are expecting a home win here.

Bet: Sheffield United 1/2 to beat Wigan in Friday’s Championship matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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