Sheffield Utd vs Brentford (By: MDG)
Sheffield United haven't lost in months and from last eight matches they have three draws and five wins. This great streak has enabled them to gain a lot of points this year and move up to the third place where with 68 points they have a great chance to finish this season as number two seeded team which would instantly promote them into premiership.
Today's match is far from easy for Sheffield because they're playing with Brentford that scored the same amount of goals as second seeded Leeds, Sheffield, and slightly more than other top six teams like Derby and Middlesbrough.
Brentford averages 3.1 goals per match with 17 overs and 18 unders from total of 36 games so far
Sheffield United averages 2.6 goals per match with 19 overs and 17 unders from total of 36 games so far
Outstanding offensive ability of Brentford could be a big problem for Sheffield United. In last five matches Sheffield played Middlesbrough, Reading, WBA, Sheffield Wed and Rotherham. Four out of those five teams scored a lot less goals than Brentford in this season. Only team that scored more than Brentford that United played from those five were WBA, but WBA as the 4th seed were hosts in that game with Sheffield and it was very important for both so it's not so strange that there was only one goal in it.
In this match Brentford's got nothing to lose as they have 16 points more than the first relegation team Rotherham, they can maybe also reach the sixth place until the end of the season if they win most of their remaining games. It's hard to do that but possible and with Brentford's attack it would be wise not to count them out. They can certainly score a goal today if they commit to attacking play but their defence has conceded 47 goals from 35 games and for 6 straight away matches they haven't been able to avoid conceding, in five out of those six away games Brentford saw 2 or more in their net.
Score prediction: 2:1 win for Sheffield Utd
Sheffield Utd vs Brentford predictions
|Sheffield United and Over 2.5 Goals||Bet365||2.75||10||2-0 LOST (-10 units)|
Sheffield Utd vs Brentford betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (MDG).