Bookies’ shutout odds as Blades get taste for clean sheets

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Sheffield United’s 3-0 victory over Oxford ended a run of ten matches in all competitions without a clean sheet and Sportingbet rate the Blades at 21/10 to follow that up with another shutout as they entertain a Carlisle team without a goal in their last two away matches in League One.

The Blades’ scoring and defensive records at home however, suggest that both teams will score, an outcome Partybets price at 3/4 and the statistics also point to a match total of three or more goals at 1.7 (7/10) with Betdaq.

Ched Evans chipped in with a brace in last Saturday’s cup contest and with a goal in his last league outing as well; the Welsh striker will be well backed at 5/1 (bet365) to break the deadlock today. Ladbrokes mark 11/2 against an opener from Richard Cresswell, who is available at 11/8 courtesy of Boylesports to just find the net.

Chris O’Grady bagged his second goal in Owls colours on Sunday as Sheffield Wednesday got the better of Morecambe and boosted by that strike, the ex-Rochdale man is a 13/2 chance in Skybet’s first scorer market, ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Tranmere.

Boylesports rate O’Grady at 11/5 to strike at any stage and there could also be cash for Gary Madine, 11/2 (Betfred) to put Gary Megson’s charges 1-0 in front.

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