Sheffield United vs Birmingham prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/10/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Sheffield United vs Birmingham: Our top betting tips

Sheffield United have made a terrific start to the season as they sit top of the Championship table. Will they win here to ensure they remain there come the end of the weekend? Find out with our Sheffield United vs Birmingham match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

A home win but the visitors will score

Let's be honest, the obvious bet for this match is that Sheffield United will win. The problem with that is that it's not much of a tip with the odds frankly unappealing. As such, we've upped the anti by backing Birmingham to score in the match but without expecting them to take anything from the game. The Blues have only won two of their last five games – compared to the Blades who haven't lost in their past five – but they have notably been finding the net with five goals in their past four games. They also have a good record of scoring against Sheffield United with each of the last three head to heads seeing them find the net. With all the at noted, a Sheffield United win and both teams scoring looks a very real possibility.

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Both teams to score

We've already referenced both teams scoring in our previous tip so the fact our second prediction follows that theme shouldn't surprise you too much! Both sides are averaging at least one goal scored per game across their last five matches, which is obviously a good indicator of both sides being likely to score. Then we've got the head to head element to factor in with three of the last five meetings seeing goals at both ends. The key difference to this bet is that we don't care about the result and that might act as a nice safety net because although Sheffield United are the form team (and we do expect them to win), they have only beaten Birmingham once in the last five meetings!

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Sheffield United vs Birmingham

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Last Five - Sheff UtdSheff Utd

12/11/22

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

1

W

08/11/22

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

0

L

05/11/22

England Championship CHA

Burnley

Burnley

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

2

5

W

01/11/22

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

1

W

29/10/22

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

2

W

Last Five - BirminghamBirmingham

11/11/22

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Birmingham

Birmingham

2

1

L

08/11/22

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Birmingham

Birmingham

2

2

D

05/11/22

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

2

W

02/11/22

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

0

D

28/10/22

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

2

W

Can Sheffield United remain on top?

Sheffield United vs Birmingham feels very much like a Championship fixture and whilst that statement might anger a few Blades fans, it's fair based on the vast majority of recent history. Of course, football isn't about history – it's about the here and now. With that considered, both sides could really do with three points. They'd keep Sheffield United on top of the pack whilst a Birmingham win would send a real sign to their fans – and the other teams in the league – that they're good enough to claim the table.

Sheffield United are sitting on top of the pack right now and with nine players out injured they are only likely to get stronger; of those out, only Enda Stevens is in the frame to feature this weekend.

Sheffield United Predicted lineup – Foderingham, Basham, Egan, Ahmedhodzic, Baldock, Ndiaye, Berge, Norwood, Norrington-Davies, McBurnie, Brewster

Birmingham come here just two points above the drop zone and whilst the good news might not arrive in time for this game, Przemyslaw Placheta, Nico Gordon and Harlee Dean could all come into consideration very soon. For now though, it will be as you were for Brum.

Birmingham Predicted lineup – Ruddy, Colin, Sanderson, Trusty, Williams, Graham, Chong, Bielik, Bacuna, Deeney, Hogan

A quickfire FAQ on Sheffield United vs Birmingham

Sheffield United vs Birmingham prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Bramall Lane
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Sheffield United
  • What time does the match kick off?  15:00 GMT