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Expect entertainment at Bramall Lane

Expect entertainment at Bramall Lane


The midweek Championship programmes provided yet more drama, including an incredible 5-5 between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

More of the same is expected this weekend, starting on Saturday lunchtime when Sheffield United welcome Leeds to Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United v Leeds – Over 3.5 goals @ 43/20

The Blades drew 2-2 at Rotherham in the early game last Saturday, a late Jamie Proctor goal recusing a point for the Millers but bounced back to win 3-2 at Brentford on Tuesday.

It was a bit tighter at Elland Road as Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s last-gasp penalty save sealed all three points for the Whites against Reading.

That 1-0 win has put Marcelo Bielsa’s men back into the automatic spots but they can take nothing for granted against a team just two points below them.

Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last eight at Bramall Lane and have scored at least twice in their last three against their Yorkshire neighbours.

Expect an entertaining game and with these two tough to split, look to the goals markets.

Wigan to win @ 27/20

Of all the three o’clock games, Wigan look the best price to get a result when they head to Bolton.

The Latics ended a run of five without a win by beating Blackburn 3-1 on Wednesday and make the seven and a half mile journey to take on a Trotters team on the slide, failing to win any of their last nine.

Wigan may have only won once on the road this season but this appears the perfect chance to double their tally.

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa – Draw @ 11/5

Arguably the highlight of Saturday’s fixtures comes in the late game from the Riverside where Middlesbrough host Aston Villa.

Both of these teams played out draws in midweek but those results came in distinctly different manners. While Boro’s was a tepid 1-1 affair at Preston, Villa were part of that barnstorming 5-5 at home to Forest.

Tammy Abraham scored four in that game and is 47/20 in the Anytime Scorer market to net for the fourth straight game.

These two met in last season’s play-offs, Villa sneaking it 1-0 at the Riverside, the same scoreline they won by when the pair met on Teesside.

Saturday’s game should also be tight and a share of the spoils is a handy price.

Bristol City to win @ 1/1

A 3-2 midweek victory at Ipswich ended a run of four straight defeats for Bristol City and they look good to back it up against Millwall in Sunday’s game.

The Lions’ form is a bit of a worry, taking just one point from their last four and injuries appear to be catching up on Neil Harris’ already threadbare squad.

There does not seem to be any real pattern to their results either and that confidence-boosting win on Wednesday suggests the Robins will come through unscathed.

West Brom to win and both to score @ 2/1

Finally on Monday, West Brom should have too much for a Brentford side lacking any momentum.

The Bees lost by a single goal for the sixth time in seven outings on Tuesday and still seem to be adapting to Thomas Frank’s approach, following his promotion in the aftermath of Dean Smith’s departure.

WBA have won their last three to continue their push for an automatic spot but all those victories have come with them conceding.

Darren Moore’s side look to have too much for their visitors. However, that by no means suggests they will make it straightforward for themselves.

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