Bookies tipping United for goals as City struggle to plug the leaks

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PROLIFIC attack meets a leaky defence at Bramall Lane today so what odds both sides to net when Sheffield United (most goals at home in League One) go up against a Birmingham City defence that has conceded plenty of goals on the road?

Thus it’s easy to see why Partybets quote odds of 7/10 for both teams to net. Ched Evans, who is the top scorer in the FA Cup proper with five goals, is 6/1 via Blue Square to put Danny Wilson’s troops 1-0 in front and Boylesports offer a tempting 2/1 for the Welshman to strike at any stage.

A Richard Cresswell opener meanwhile, is 8/1 courtesy of BetVictor and Paddy Power make Lee Williamson 18/1 to break the deadlock; Cresswell is 5/2 (bet365) to score at some point.

Blackpool and Sheffield Wednesday couldn’t find a goal in 120 minutes of football when they met at Hillsborough in the Carling Cup back in August but the Owls are just 8/15 with Partybets to get on the scoresheet in 90 minutes while Ladbrokes offer 4/6 for both teams to score as they renew hostilities in the FA Cup at Bloomfield Road.

Following his brace at Scunthorpe in midweek, Chris O’Grady will be well backed at 17/2 via bet365 to fire the opener. The Owls front man is 11/4 (Skybet) to find the net at any stage and a couple of first scorer alternatives are Gary Madine and Jermaine Johnson, rated by Stan James and BetVictor respectively at 7/1 and 10/1.

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