U’s may want to look at bookies’ 13/8 odds for Blades clean sheet

Dave Kitson: 9/2 to break the deadlock
Dave Kitson: 9/2 to break the deadlock
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Both teams found the net when Colchester and Sheffield United squared up back in August and that’s 8/11 via Stan James to also be the case as the pair meet in the return fixture this afternoon at Bramall Lane.

However, the U’s have struggled for goals on the road all season so a Blades clean sheet at 13/8 with Paddy Power might appeal to home supporters, who can also back their team at 15/8 courtesy of Skybet to prevail ‘to nil’.

Aiming to ensure there are as many goals as possible will be Dave Kitson, a 9/2 chance at Bet365 to break the deadlock.

Alternatively, Coral rate the former Reading man at 11/10 to notch at any time.

Betvictor price a Dominic Poleon opener at 9/2 and Skybet quote Jamie Murphy at 7/1 to put Danny Wilson’s men 1-0 in front.

Barnsley have picked up 1-0 victories in both of their FA Cup ties and they’re 10/1 (Betvictor) to manage another defensive shutout as they do battle with MK Dons for a place in the last eight.

The way the League One outfit took apart Premier League QPR in round four suggests that both sides will get on the scoresheet at stadium:mk.

Stan James offer 6/5 for the opener to be struck by a Reds player.

Chris Dagnall is 15/2 via Bet365 to fire the first goal and it’s 7/1 courtesy of William Hill for Jason Scotland to open the scoring.

In League Two Skybet chalk Rotherham’s Daniel Nardiello up at 9/2 to hand the Millers a 1-0 advantage against Chesterfield, who are 7/1 with Paddy Poer to hit the front thanks to front man Jack Lester.

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