United backed to edge past Pompey

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CONSECUTIVE victories mean Sheffield United are the only unbeaten team in League One and the third-placed Blades are now within striking distance of top spot.

However, Danny Wilson’s charges will have to wait to apply further pressure on the automatic promotion places as they don’t tackle Portsmouth until Monday.

Bet365 side with United, pricing them at 4/5 to pick up a vital three points and cash-strapped Pompey are 15/4 (BetVictor) to make light of their financial woes by becoming the first team this term to overcome the Blades.

The draw meanwhile, is 14/5 via Skybet and as Wilson’s troops have shared the spoils in four of their seven matches at Bramall Lane, that price could attract neutral cash, along with William Hill’s 13/2 for it to finish one-apiece.

However, Sheffield United have won five out of their last six matches in all competitions and that form, combined with home advantage, should give them the edge. Punters in agreement can tackle Stan James’ 13/5 for the Blades to shade it by a one-goal margin or alternatively, BetVictor quote odds of 13/2 for Wilson’s men to register a third 1-0 success in a row and Paddy Power price them at 9/5 to again possess a lead at the end of each half.

Sheffield Wednesday’s dismal run continued in midweek as they went down 1-0 at Blackburn and that result means the struggling Owls have picked up just two points from their last nine matches. Indeed, only Ipswich, who axed boss Paul Jewell this week, now lie below Dave Jones’ side in the Championship table and as luck would have it, the pair lock horns at Portman Road tomorrow.

On their own patch, the Tractor Boys are Stan James’ 5/4 favourites and as the form of both teams leaves plenty to be desired.

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