Back Blades for another low score encounter

Dave Kitson: 5/1 to break the deadlock
Dave Kitson: 5/1 to break the deadlock

Sheffield United’s last five matches have yielded just eight goals and their home clash with MK Dons is 8/11 at Stan James to continue that trend of low-scoring games by producing fewer than three goals in total.

Of course, the low tally is largely down to the Blades’ rearguard, which has kept five consecutive clean sheets and Coral quote Danny Wilson’s troops at odds of 17/10 to extend that sequence to six.

Bet365 chalk United up at 5/2 to prevail ‘to nil’ but all good things have to come to an end and supporters expecting the Blades to finally concede can tackle Stan James’ 10/11 for both teams to notch at Bramall Lane.

From a United point of view, Dave Kitson will be backed at 5/1 (bet365) to break the deadlock, having hit four goals in seven outings, while Dominic Poleon is 13/2 with Skybet to net first and William Hill price Barry Robson at 10/1 in the same market.

Iain Hume will attract cash at 15/2 via BetVictor to fire the opener at Bournemouth.

As huge outsiders for the points, Sheffield Wednesday are as high as 11/20 with Ladbrokes just to score as they head to Championship promotion hopefuls Leicester. Connor Wickham and Leroy Lita are the two men boss Dave Jones is likely to look to for goals and the duo can be backed at 8/1 (Stan James) and 17/2 (BetVictor) respectively to grab the first goal at the King Power Stadium.

Tomasz Cywka has found the net in each of his last three games for Barnsley yet BetVictor rate him at a massive 28/1 to stun the Manchester City crowd by putting the Tykes 1-0 up in the FA Cup.

In League Two, John Mullins has three in five for Rotherham and bet365 chalk him up at 25/1 to notch first at home to Dagenham. Marc Richards is Paddy Power’s 5/1 favourite to open the scoring for Chesterfield v Bristol Rovers.

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