Bookies predict Lane goalrush

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It seems like feast or famine where goals are concerned for Sheffield United at the moment with the Blades having struck seven times in their last two home games but failing to register in their last three fixtures on the road.

Danny Wilson’s men will therefore be glad their FA Cup tie against Port Vale is at Bramall Lane where United are 4/6 with bet365 to notch at least twice. Alternatively, Stan James post 8/5 against the tie producing four or more goals.

Nick Blackman is BetVictor’s 4/1 favourite to claim the first of the contest with Chris Porter and Shaun Miller hot on his heels at 11/2 (William Hill) and 6/1 (bet365) respectively.

Cardiff have only conceded five goals in nine home matches so Sheffield Wednesday will not find it easy to break them down. Nevertheless, Ladbrokes make the Owls just 1/2 to find the net in South Wales, where they’re a 9/5 chance with Stan James to start the scoring.

Paddy Power price on-loan striker Mamady Sidibe at 11/1 to bag the opener and it’s 10/1 with bet365 for Jay Bothroyd to put Wednesday 1-0 up at his former club.

Marcus Tudgay opened his Barnsley account in midweek and Skybet chalk him up at 8/1 to pounce first at Watford and back in the FA Cup, BetVictor offer 11/1 on a David Cotterill opener as Doncaster face Oldham again.

Finally, at New York Stadium, Daniel Nardiello is 11/2 via Skybet to hand Rotherham a 1-0 lead against Notts County and Ladbrokes quote Chesterfield’s Marc Richards at 8/1 to net first at Tranmere.

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