Shot shy Blades are backed to be involved in Pompey goal fest

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Remarkably, only two of Sheffield United’s 14 league matches this term have produced three or more goals so it’s surprising that bookies fancy the Blades and Portsmouth to come up with at least three between them on Monday with Ladbrokes offering odds of 5/6.

Punters paying attention to the statistics can back the contest to generate fewer than three goals at 21/20 via Stan James and while Danny Wilson’s troops are 13/8 with Skybet to keep a clean sheet.

United’s Nick Blackman has struck three times in his last four appearances and he’s a 9/2 chance via BetVictor to break the deadlock. Dave Kitson is a 5/1 shot courtesy of bet365 in the same market while the pair are available at 5/4 and 11/8 respectively (BetVictor) to notch at any time.

Sheffield Wednesday’s clash with Stan James at Ipswich looks like a fixture in which both teams will get on the scoresheet, an outcome Stan James quote at 8/13 while William Hill rate Gary Madine as an 8/1 shot to score first in what promises to be an edgy clash at Portman Road.

Shorn of the service of Craig Davies for a few weeks, Barnsley will look to the likes of Chris Dagnall for goals and BetVictor rate the Tykes front man at 7/1 to put his team 1-0 up at home to Nottingham Forest.

Billy Paynter is 15/2 (bet365) to fire the opener as Doncaster Rovers head to Notts County while in League Two Skybet chalk striker Daniel Nardiello up at 9/2 to follow up Tuesday’s quick fire brace with the first as Rotherham face Plymouth Argyle.

Former West Ham and Fulham attacker Luis Boa Morte is 13/2 courtesy of William Hill do likewise for Chesterfield against Barnet.

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