Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 19/03/2023

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Sheff Utd - Blackburn

England FA Cup - Bramall Lane

3rd Round

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

Here we bring you FA Cup predictions for Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn with the game due to take place on March 18th.

Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn prediction and top betting tips

With this clash taking place, we're guaranteed at least one Championship at Wembley for the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Who will it be?Find out with our Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn Prediction 1: Sheffield United to win

We kick off our predictions for this match in the match result market and we're expecting Sheffield United to come out on top. There isn't masses between these sides in terms of recent form with Sheffield United having won three of their last five games losing twice whilst Blackburn have won four of their last five losing once. The factor that swings our prediction towards a Sheffield United win is two-fold. Firstly, Sheffield United hold home advantage. Secondly, the Blades dominate the head to head record when playing at home. Of the last seven meetings between the sides at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United have come out on top six times and lost none. In fact, Blackburn haven't won a game at Bramall Lane since 1994.

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Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn Prediction 2: Over 2.5 goals

The second of our football betting tips for this game comes from the total goals market and we're betting on this game going over the 2.5 goal mark. Sheffield United's form on this front isn't amazing but their last match did break the 2.5 mark. Blackburn, however, have seen four of their last five matches go north of the 2.5 cut off with their game average in that period standing at 3.2 goals. The head to head record also supports an over 2.5 goals bet; three of the last five h2h meetings between these sides have seen at least three goals.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn

Head to Head

04/03/23

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

0

20/08/22

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Blackburn

Blackburn

3

0

23/02/22

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

06/11/21

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

1

27/08/19

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

1

Last Five - Sheff Utd

18/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

0

L

10/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Luton

Luton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

3

W

03/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

0

L

30/01/24

England Premier League EPL

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

2

L

27/01/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Brighton

Brighton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

2

L

Last Five - Blackburn

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

0

D

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

2

D

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

3

W

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

1

L

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn odds translate into probability ahead of this game? Let's find out.

Sheffield Utd odds: 9/13 (1.69) – 59%

Draw odds: 14/5 (3.80) – 26%

Blackburn odds: 4/1 (5.20) – 20%

We have predicted that Sheffield United win this game and believe that they will do exactly that. The bookmaker price for a Blackburn win though is pretty significant at 4/1 (5.00). Given how strongly Blackburn have been performing there could well be a few punters tempted to back the away win. Beyond the match result type bets, other markets of interest are likely to be the both teams to score options, which are both priced odds on whilst the total goals market have the over/under 2.5 options pitched at a similar level.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn

Sheffield Utd

Despite hold ambitions in their league campaign, the opportunity to make a Wembley semi-final isn't something that comes around very often for a club like Sheffield United and, as such, they'll be doing everything they can to win this game. That means you can expect a full strength XI. Ben Osborn and Rhian Brewster remain sidelined alongside several others and won't be available for this game.

Predicted lineup – Foderingham, Robinson, Egan, Ahmedhodzic, Baldock, Lowe, McAtee, Doyle, Berge, Ndiaye, Jebbison

Blackburn

Like Sheffield United, Blackburn find themselves in the same position as they look to juggle a promotion challenge and the prospect of making a FA Cup semi-final. They also have a few players ruled out through injury including Daniel Ayala and Thomas Kaminski. Beyond that though, they'll go as strong as possible, which probably means an unchanged lineup.

Predicted lineup – Pears, Rankin-Costello, Carter, Hyam, Pickering, Travis, Morton, Thomas, Szmodics, Diaz, Gallagher

Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn Line ups

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd
3-5-2
18
Wes Foderingham
gb
15
Anel Ahmedhodzic
ba
12
John Egan
ie
19
Jack Robinson
gb
2
George Baldock
gr
8
Sander Berge
no
22
Tommy Doyle
gb
28
James McAtee
gb
13
Max Lowe
gb
29
Iliman Ndiaye
sn
9
Oliver McBurnie
gb
Substitutes
17
Ismaila Coulibaly
ml
20
Jayden Bogle
gb
36
Daniel Jebbison
gb
10
Billy Sharp
gb
1
Adam Davies
gb
6
Chris Basham
gb
4
John Fleck
gb
30
Ollie Arblaster
gb
16
Oliver Norwood
gb

Blackburn

Blackburn
4-2-3-1
13
Aynsley Pears
gb
11
Joe Rankin-Costello
gb
17
Hayden Carter
gb
5
Dominic Hyam
gb
3
Harry Pickering
gb
27
Lewis Travis
gb
6
Tyler Morton
gb
19
Ryan Hedges
gb
8
Sammie Szmodics
ie
22
Ben Brereton
cl
9
Sam Gallagher
gb
Substitutes
33
Ashley Phillips
gb
30
Jake Garrett
gb
36
Adam Wharton
gb
10
Tyrhys Dolan
gb
16
Scott Wharton
gb
2
Callum Brittain
gb
7
Tayo Edun
gb
1
Thomas Kaminski
be
38
Harry Leonard
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

We could pick many players to watch in this game but with a Wembley showdown on the cards for the side that wins, we're backing Ben Brereton Diaz to shine. Diaz arguably has the highest ceiling of everyone on the pitch and, as such, it's his time to shine – even if he could end up on the losing side!

A quickfire FAQ on Sheffield Utd – Blackburn

Sheffield Utd vs Blackburn

  • Where is the match being played? – Bramall Lane
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Sheffield United
  • What time does the match kick off?  12:00 GMT

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