You can only hope that the British summer takes its lead from Sheffield United and delivers the goods better late than never.
Danny Wilson’s men find themselves joint top of League One with a 100% record but it’s largely been down to the effect of the half-time oranges.
In all three league matches this season, United have been drawing at the break before coming on strong to win. Eight of their nine goals have been scored after the interval and last time out they were 2-0 down at home to Walsall before a late rally gave them the points.
On Saturday the Blades travel to fellow second-half specialists Tranmere Rovers in a match which has all the makings of a slow burner. The boys from Birkenhead have been equally sluggish, scoring six of their seven goals in the second half. And incredibly, five of the six league ties these two have been involved in so far have been 0-0 after the first 45 minutes.
The only conclusion to draw is that nothing’s certain in life apart from death, taxes and Tranmere-Sheff Utd to be a first-half draw. Make use of bwin’s half-time/full-time football betting market to back the Blades at 9/2 to continue their sequence and edge this one after the restart. Alternatively, yet another goalless opening 45 minutes can be found at odds of 33/20.
However, after a succession of lacklustre opening periods either side could be quick out of the traps. If you fancy going against the grain you can more than double your money (21/10) on Sheff Utd to win the first half, and almost treble it (14/5) if you reckon Tranmere can find their feet first.
The outright match-winner odds in bwin’s 3Way football betting market follow much the same themes, with United 5/4 to win the game over the 90 minutes, Tranmere at 2/1 and the draw at 21/10.
Tranmere themselves are sat in sixth after winning two of their first three fixtures, but the Blades will be too sharp for them and will edge this by the odd goal.
New customers who sign up for a bwin account are entitled to a £25 free bet and utilising that on a 2-1 Sheff Utd win at 35/4 would cash you £243.75 if the result comes in.
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