Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 15/03/2023

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England Championship - Stadium of Light

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

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd with the game due to take place on 15th March.

Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd prediction and top betting tips

Sunderland reignited their playoff hopes on Sunday with a win at Carrow Road but it could be a very short lived revival if they lose here. Can they really ignite things with a win against second placed Sheffield United? Find out with our Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd Prediction 1: Sunderland to win

This is a tough match to call but we're predicting Sunderland to win. The Stadium of Light will be a cauldron come 8PM on Wednesday evening after the weekends results and it's not like Sheffield Utd have a great away record. The Blades have only won one of their last five games on the road and, more generally, they've lost two of their last three. On top of that, Sunderland have won three of the last four games when they have hosted Sheffield United.

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Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd Prediction 2: Under 2.5 goals

The second of our football betting tips for this game comes from the total goals market. Our prediction is that this will be a low scorer as we bet on under 2.5 goals. Sunderland have seen three of their last five home games go under that aforementioned 2.5 cut off with Sheffield United not seeing any more than just one goal in each of their last five matches! Again, the head to head record supports our tip. Focussing on games where Sunderland are at home, three of the last five meetings between the sides have been under 2.5 goals with a game average of just 1.6 goals.

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

Head to Head

17/08/22

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

1

25/09/19

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

1

26/12/17

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Sunderland

Sunderland

3

0

09/09/17

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

2

Last Five - Sunderland

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

1

L

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

3

W

04/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

1

D

27/01/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

3

W

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

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

Sunderland odds: 21/10 (3.10) – 32%

Draw odds: 7/3 (3.33) – 30%

Sheffield Utd odds: 4/3 (2.33) – 43%

Sheffield United might come into this match as the bookmakers favourites but there is likely to be money flying all over the show from bettors with all of the outcomes offering prices north of the even money (2.00) mark, which instantly gives a nice boosts to things like accumulator slips. The other bet that could catch the eye of punters here is something like the handicap markets; with the match likely to be a tight affair, handicaps can be used to either really ramp odds or to provide an extra element of insurance to a bettor.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd

Sunderland

Sunderland's top six hopes had looked all but dead and buried after four games without a win and three defeats on the spin but their 1-0 win away at Norwich will ensure the Stadium of Light is rocking here as they host Sheffield United because another win against a “big boy” will really put them back in the mix. Given what is at stake here, there is no time for rotation from Sunday; this is an all hands on deck situation and Tony Mowbray is likely to go with the same starting XI here.

Predicted lineup – Patterson, O'Nien, Batth, Ballard, Hume, Michut, Neil, Ba, Roberts, Clarke, Gelhardt

Sheffield Utd

Sheffield United really don't have time to be messing about with lineups at this point in the season. They've had the gap on them cut massively by Middlesbrough and now face a real battle to hold onto their automatic promotion spot. With that considered, we're not expecting mass changes to the team that played at the weekend but a home defeat to Luton is unlikely to see them go with the exact same side. John Fleck and Oli McBurnie could drop out.

Predicted lineup – Foderingham, Egan, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Bogle, Berge, Norwood, Doyle, Lowe, Ndiaye, Sharp

Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd Line ups

Sunderland

Sunderland
20
Jack Clarke
gb
5
Daniel Ballard
gb
28
Joe Gelhardt
gb
32
Trai Hume
gb
1
Anthony Patterson
gb
13
Luke O'Nien
gb
10
Patrick Roberts
gb
25
Edouard Michut
fr
17
Abdoullah Ba
fr
6
Danny Batth
gb
24
Dan Neill
gb
Substitutes
19
Jewison Bennette
cr
39
Pierre Ekwah
fr
11
Lynden Gooch
us
12
Alex Bass
gb
21
Alex Pritchard
gb
22
Isaac Lihadji
fr
45
Joseph Anderson
gb

Sheff Utd

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

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

Player to watch

Sunderland's young attacker Joe Gelhardt is one that always catches our eye without necessarily ever looking like a 20-goal a season striker and we're recommending you keep an eye on him here. He provided the assist for the Black Cats winner on Sunday meaning he's now got three goal contributions to his name in his last five appearances.

Take a look at the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

33 25 3 5 43 78
2 Leeds

Leeds

33 21 6 6 35 69
3 Ipswich

Ipswich

33 20 9 4 21 69
4 Southampton

Southampton

33 20 7 6 24 67
5 West Brom

West Brom

33 16 7 10 17 55
6 Hull

Hull

33 16 6 11 7 54
7 Coventry

Coventry

33 13 12 8 14 51
8 Norwich

Norwich

33 15 6 12 8 51
9 Preston

Preston

33 14 7 12 -8 49
10 Sunderland

Sunderland

33 14 5 14 8 47
11 Watford

Watford

33 11 11 11 4 44
12 Bristol City

Bristol City

33 12 8 13 1 44
13 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

32 13 5 14 0 44
14 Cardiff

Cardiff

33 12 5 16 -10 41
15 Birmingham

Birmingham

32 10 8 14 -11 38
16 Blackburn

Blackburn

33 11 5 17 -12 38
17

Plymouth

33 9 10 14 -6 37
18 Swansea

Swansea

33 9 9 15 -13 36
19 Stoke

Stoke

33 9 8 16 -16 35
20 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

33 7 13 13 -16 34
21 Millwall

Millwall

33 8 9 16 -15 33
22 QPR

QPR

33 8 8 17 -14 32
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

33 8 5 20 -26 29
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

33 3 10 20 -35 19

A quickfire FAQ on Sunderland – Sheffield Utd

Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Stadium of Light. The match venue has a seating capacity of 49, 000.
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Sheffield United
  • What time does the match kick off?  20:00 GMT
  • What are the current League positions of Sunderland and Sheffield United ahead of the Wednesday, 15th March clash? Sunderland is 12th overall with 52 points from 36 matches while Sheffield United is currently ranked 2nd with 67 points in 36 games.
  • Who is the hosting coach in the match between Sunderland and Sheffield United? Tom Mowbray is the current Sunderland head coach. The hosting coach averages 1.45 points in 33 games since taking over in August last year. He has so far recorded 13 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses.
  • Who is the visiting coach? Paul Heckingbottom is the Sheffield United FC head coach. He averages 1.83 points after 71 games at the helm. The referee was appointed in November of 2021 and has so far posted 38 wins, 16 draws and 17 losses.
  • How is Sunderland rated in the home performance? Sunderland is currently ranked 17th in home performance. They have 6 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in 17 home marches.

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