Will Sheffield United add to their meagre goal tally?

David Weir, Sheffield United manager
David Weir, Sheffield United manager
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Sheffield United have managed just a couple of goals in their five away matches this term, all of which have ended in defeat and bet365 make the Blades 13/8 to draw another blank on their travels as they head to Coventry tomorrow.

William Hill rate David Weir’s misfiring troops at 2/5 to add to their modest goal tally at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium, where it’s 8/11 via BetVictor for both teams to get on the scoresheet.

United’s scoring struggles will undoubtedly nudge punters towards Stan James’s even money about a match tally of fewer than three goals but travelling supporters sensing that the Blades can finally find their shooting boots might prefer betway’s 4/5 about the contest generating at least a trio of goals.

Against Crawley last week, Marlon King opened his account for Weir’s charges but the United front man is on international duty so somebody else will have to be the focal point of the visitors’ attack.

Jose Baxter is a 10/1 shot at BetVictor to step up to the plate by breaking the deadlock, Skybet quote a Jamie Murphy opener at the same price and Paddy Power price Lyle Taylor at 9/1 in the same market. Alternatively, Winner.com offer 6/4 about the game’s first goal coming from any Blades player.

At the New York Stadium, Rotherham’s Daniel Nardiello is expected to return for the visit of Swindon and the Millers front man is 6/1 (Paddy Power) to grab the opening goal in a contest that’s 9/10 with Stan James to yield three or more.

BetVictor chalk Matt Tubbs up at a slightly heftier 13/2 to net first and at the other end bet365 rate Steve Evans’s men at 10/3 to combine victory with a clean sheet by winning ‘to nil’.

It’s 4/6 via Stan James for both teams to find the net in the top-of-the-table scrap between Fleetwood and Chesterfield in League Two and bet365 make Gary McSheffrey 10/1 to put the Spireites up at Highbury, where Ladbrokes go 17/20 about the teams coming up with three goals or more between them.

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