Birmingham vs Sheff Utd: Blades to win to nil once more

Birmingham vs Sheff Utd: Blades to win to nil once more

Kick Off: 1945, 10/04/2019

Stadium: St Andrew’s

TV: Sky Sports Football

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Sheffield United moved into the automatic promotion places following a fine 1-0 win over Preston at Deepdale on Saturday.

The Blades went into the game having seen their 10-match unbeaten run halted by a 3-2 home reverse to Bristol City but produced the perfect response.

Birmingham snapped a five-game losing run by helping their opponents, beating Leeds 1-0 at home on Saturday to remain five points clear of the relegation zone.

But we are tempted with an away victory at 6/5 as our opening Birmingham vs Sheffield United prediction.

A Look At Birmingham City’s Betting Odds

Blues striker Che Adams again proved to be Leeds’ tormentor as he scored his 22nd goal of the season to earn boss Garry Monk the double over his former club this season.

Adams also scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Leeds at Elland Road in September.

Monk, in charge of Leeds between 2016 and 2017, was naturally delighted by the tenacious display of his side, saying: “We thoroughly deserved the three points. We created the best chances in the game and should have got that second goal. It is a huge three points for us.

“The performance was very similar to the first game against Leeds when we had to be very good defensively. The difference was we had a much stronger performance offensively.

“Defending and offensively we were excellent. To come out with six points from the two games is testament to the players.”

Birmingham, though, have struggled for goals at home with just one scored in three games and have been blanked three times in five.

Looking at the Birmingham vs Sheff Utd odds, odds of 12/5 for the visitors win to nil once more is a solid option.

Last Birmingham line-up: Camp, Pedersen, Colin, Dean, Morrison, Kieftenbeld, Mahoney, Maghoma, G Gardner, Jutkiewicz, Adams.

A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds

The Blades took advantage of Leeds’ loss at St Andrew’s by climbing above them into second courtesy of a hard-fought win at Deepdale.

David McGoldrick tapped home after goalkeeper Declan Rudd tipped John Egan’s header onto the crossbar after 33 minutes.

Boss Chris Wilder praised his side, who remain seven points behind leaders Norwich with six matches remaining.

He said: “This is a special group of players. I have always said that and you can see from the performance just how much we wanted that result.

“There is still a long way to go in this season, and there will be a few more twists and turns, but we just have to keep going.”

The Blades have the third-best away record in the division with 10 wins and five draws and are unbeaten in six on their travels.

That run included trips to Norwich, Aston Villa, West Brom, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds and Preston and this fixture will provide another stern test.

Wilder’s men have secured a clean sheet in their last four road games and have failed to be breached in eight of their last nine encounters.

We will complete our Birmingham vs Sheff Utd odds by going for the visitors to prevail 1-0 at 25/4.

Last Sheff Utd line-up: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Egan, Fleck, Dowell, Norwood, Duffy, Sharp, McGoldrick.

Additional stats

Last result:

BIRMINGHAM 1-0 LEEDS –  Che Adams

Preston 0-1 SHEFF UTD – David McGoldrick

Head-to-head: Sheff Utd 0-0 Birmingham, Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Utd, Sheff Utd 1-1 Birmingham, Sheff Utd 0-4 Birmingham, Sheff Utd 2-1 Birmingham, Birmingham 1-0 Sheff Utd

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