Blackpool vs Sheffield Utd Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 29/12/2022

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England Championship - Bloomfield Road

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

Blackpool and Sheffield United meet at Bloomfield Road to battle it out for three points in the Championship on Thursday, December 29th. Third from bottom Blackpool host second place Sheffield United in what looks like a second-tier mismatch. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Betting Tips for Blackpool vs Sheffield Utd

Sheffield United can tighten their grip on their automatic promotion spot with a victory at Blackpool in the Championship on Thursday. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Sheffield United to Win

Sheffield United made it three wins from three since the restart when they overcame a potentially tricky test against Coventry on Boxing Day with flying colours (3-1). Only goal difference is keeping the Blades off top spot in the Championship and United can keep the pressure on Burnley at the summit with a victory over the division’s third-worst outfit Blackpool on Thursday. The host have taken just three points from the last 21 on offer and they can be opposed with confidence here.

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Both Teams to Score – No

Sheffield United have won four times on the spin away from home and the Blades kept clean sheets in all but one of those victories. Blackpool meanwhile, have lacked menace at Bloomfield Road this term where they have scored just 12 times in 11 assignments. The Seasiders failed to register completely in each of their last three matches there and they could struggle to penetrate United’s well-organised defence on Thursday. As a result, a stake on both teams not to score is recommended at the prices on offer.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Blackpool vs Sheffield Utd

Check out our list of the best stats for Thursday’s fixture below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

15/10/22

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Blackpool

Blackpool

3

3

16/03/22

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

0

30/10/21

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

1

26/01/16

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

0

22/08/15

England League 1 League 1

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Blackpool

Blackpool

2

0

Last Five - Blackpool

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Reading

Reading

Blackpool

Blackpool

3

2

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Blackpool

Blackpool

2

3

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Carlisle

Carlisle

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

1

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

1

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

1

W

Last Five - Sheff Utd

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Tottenham

Tottenham

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

0

L

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

0

L

04/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

1

L

27/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

1

L

24/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd

Man Utd

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

4

2

L

Blackpool vs Sheffield Utd Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Thursday’s Championship meeting between Blackpool and Sheffield Utd below.

Blackpool

Goalkeeper Chris Maxwell is out with a groin injury, while defenders Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel and Jordan Thorniley are injured and suspended respectively. In midfield, Liam Bridcutt, Lewis Fiorini, Keshi Anderson and Kevin Stewart are out, while Theo Corbeanu is absent further up the pitch.

Predicted Lineup for Blackpool: Grimshaw – Connolly, Ekpiteta, Husband, Garbutt – Poveda-Ocampo, Patino, Beesley, Carey – Yates, Madine

Sheffield Utd

Experienced defender John Egan was sent off late on against Coventry on Monday and will miss Thursday's game through suspension. Rhys Norringhton-Davies and Jack O'Connell are also missing at the back. John Fleck is a notable absentee in midfield, while Rhian Brewster and Daniel Jebbison are out of contention in attack.

Predicted Lineup for Sheffield Utd: Foderingham – Ahmedhodzic, Basham, Clark – Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Lowe – McAtee, Ndiaye, Sharp

Player to Watch – Oliver Norwood

Midfield stalwart Oliver Norwood has long been a staple in the Sheffield United engine room and the 31-year-old has been Mr. Consistency for the Blades again this term. Norwood ranks joint-top at the club for assists this season (five) and he has laid on goals for his teammates in each of his last two appearances in the Championship. Watch out for Norwood’s incisive passing again on Thursday.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Blackpool

Blackpool
9
Jerry Yates
gb
26
Ian Poveda
gb
18
Jake Beesley
gb
2
Callum Connolly
gb
23
Dominic Thompson
gb
32
Daniel Grimshaw
gb
3
James Husband
gb
21
Marvin Ekpiteta
gb
16
Sonny Carey
gb
28
Charlie Patino
gb
14
Gary Madine
gb
Substitutes
22
CJ Hamilton
ie
15
Rhys Williams
gb
19
Shayne Lavery
gb
13
Stuart Moore
gb
12
Kenny Dougall
au
41
Jack Moore
gb
24
Callum Wright
gb

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd
28
James McAtee
gb
29
Iliman Ndiaye
sn
20
Jayden Bogle
gb
15
Anel Ahmedhodzic
ba
16
Oliver Norwood
gb
18
Wes Foderingham
gb
3
Enda Stevens
ie
26
Ciaran Clark
ie
8
Sander Berge
no
10
Billy Sharp
gb
19
Jack Robinson
gb
Substitutes
6
Chris Basham
gb
36
Daniel Jebbison
gb
2
George Baldock
gr
1
Adam Davies
gb
22
Tommy Doyle
gb
13
Max Lowe
gb
35
Andre Brooks
gb

Championship Standings

Blackpool vs Sheffield Utd Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Blackpool vs Sheffield United prediction

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We recommend checking out the odds at Stake and 888Sport for Blackpool vs Sheffield United.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 20:15 BST.

Where will Thursday’s game be played?

Blackpool vs Sheffield United will be contested at Bloomfield Road on Thursday.


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