League One gets underway live on Sky Sports on Saturday Lunchtime as Sheffield United host Bristol City and we have free football betting tips.
After a long summer for Football League clubs, the third tier of English football returns with a tasty looking affair. Sheffield United are favourites for promotion and to win the league this season while Bristol City are second favourites.
Both sides will be desperate to get a good start as they look to get promotion and return to the second tier. If either side can carry on their form from the second half of last season they will have an excellent chance of returning to the Championship.
Sheffield United spent the first half of last season in a relegation battle but when manager Nigel Clough was brought in, things turned around. They went on a fantastic run to an FA Cup Semi-Final and lost just twice in their final 19 matches. They did lose key defender Harry Maguire to Hull City over the summer but have signed well with the likes of Michael Higdon joining from the Dutch League.
Bristol City also went on a second half of the season run to avoid relegation last season, losing just twice in their final 16 matches. They have also had a busy summer, Wade Elliot has Premier League experience and made last season’s loan move permanent and Aaron Wilbraham can also find the net at this level.
With no form this season to go off, you have to look at last year and both of these sides were in fine form coming up to the end of the season. Sheffield United were very solid at home, losing just 4 home games all season and one in their final 15, that against a rampant Wolves side. Bristol City won just six of their 23 away games last season and were well beaten 3-0 by Sheffield United at Brammall Lane.
Sheffield United did the double over City last season and the Blades look the side to back here. Coral are offering Sheffield United to win this at above Evens at 21/20 and this is a great price, especially when considering Sheffield United are on a 3 match home winning run.
City certainly know where the net is though, they found the net in their final 7 away games last season and rarely go down without a fight on the road – finding the net in 5 of their 8 away defeats last season. Sam Baldock was League One’s top scorer last season and he looks the most likely to score for the Robins. He is nicely price at 11/2 to Score First on Saturday with Bet365, get on it E/W and if he scores anytime you still make a small profit.
Sheffield United v Bristol City Betting Tips
Sheffield United to Win – Bet Here at 21/20 with Coral
Sam Baldock to Score First E/W – Bet Here 11/2 with Bet365
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