Brentford vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview

Brentford go head-to-head against Sheffield Utd on Saturday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 13/04/2024 at 21:00

Brentford vs Sheffield United

After holding Aston Villa to a 3-3 draw at Villa Park at the weekend, Brentford will look to return to winning ways when they take on Sheffield United on Matchday 33. The Bees are eyeing their first league win since February 10, 2024 and they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Ivan Toney is pushing for a start, while Kevin Shade should recover in time to face the Blades.

Sheffield United, on the other hand, showed character in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea, but, as things stand now, they will compete in the Championship next term. Chris Wilder’s men are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Brentford’s party in London. The likes of Rhian Brewster, Thomas Davies, George Baldock, Max Lowe, John Egan, Daniel Jebbison, and Rhys Norrington-Davies miss out with injuries for the visiting team.

How the bookies view it

Brentford are strong favourites here at 4/9 with bet365. Sheffield United are 6/1 with Coral and the draw is 4/1 with PHJOY.

Recent head to heads

Sheffield United collected one of their three league wins this season against Brentford back in December at home.

In fact, the Blades are unbeaten in the last six games between the teams.

Players to watch

Congolese striker Yoane Wissa has scored four goals in his last seven games including at Aston Villa and is a man on form. He is 6/4 to score anytime with PHJOY.

Former Scotland striker Oli McBurnie launched a late and unlikely charge for a place at the Euros with a last gasp equaliser against Chelsea last week. He is 4/1 to score anytime with PHJOY.

Latest Meetings

  • Sheffield United have dominated this matchup in recent years. They won four and drew one of the previous five encounters with the Bees.
  • Sheffield United have won only 3 of 31 league games so far in the season. One of these three wins came just against Brentford. It was a 1-0 victory in December last year at Bramall Lane.
  • Only one of the previous six H2H affairs between these counterparts provided three or more goals.

Brentford vs Sheffield United Prediction

Brentford have a great opportunity to finally bring a dismal nine-game winless run to an end. Being just four points above the relegation zone, the Bees can ill afford a slip-up against the worst team in the division.

The good news for Thomas Frank is that his men have shown big improvements in the latest displays. They looked lethal in the final third in the 3-3 stalemate last Saturday at Villa Park. In more good news, we could see the Ivan Toney – Bryan Mbeumo partnership in the starting XI for the first time this season.

Sheffield United lost 11 of 15 away matches so far in the season. Five of their last six away fixtures provided four or more goals. They boast by far the weakest defensive record in the league with 82 goals conceded in 31 matches. We will back Brentford to win & Over 3.5 goals pick at the odds of 3.00.

Ivan Toney only came on from the bench in the second half of the last weekend’s affair in Birmingham due to injury problems. The 28-year-old English forward is ready to return to the starting lineup on Saturday.

We know that he is the focal point of Brentford’s attacking line. He is facing the league’s worst defence. We just have to take the 1.83 odds offered for Toney to score anytime.

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