Sheffield United

Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers

, KO: 12:00 Mar 19, 2023, Bramall Lane
Blackburn Rovers

SHEFFIELD UNITED and Blackburn Rovers are battling it out to join surely Burnley in the Premier League next season and they meet in an all-Championship clash in the FA Cup quarter finals.

The Blades are in second place in the table and stand to win automatic promotion and are nine points ahead of Rovers who are in fifth and in the play-offs place.

Former Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has done a decent job with the Yorkshire club in the league and in the FA Cup, they stunned Spurs in the last round in a fantastic night for them. They have also defeated Millwall and survived a scare against non-league Wrexham to go through after a replay.

However, inconsistency has cost them some ground in the league having lost four of their last seven games.

Jon Dahl Tomasson's side are having a good season in the cups – they got to the quarter finals of the League Cup and the highlight of their season was dumping Leicester City out of the FA Cup. They have also eased past fellow Championship sides Norwich City and Birmingham City to get to that stage.

How the bookies view it

Home and league place advantage means Sheffield United are very strong favourites to advance to the semi finals here. They are 7/10 with Wiliam Hill.

Blackburn Rovers are as big as 5/1 with bet365 and the draw is 29/10 with UniBet.

Recent head to heads

The clubs have already met twice in the league this season and the games produced a hone win apiece – 1-0 at Ewood Park and 3-1 at Bramall Lane.

Rovers haven't won at Bramall Lane since 1994.

Players to watch

Oli McBurnie has enjoyed a fine season for United and has scored 12 goals. However, he is on a six-game goal drought and will be desperate to end that. He is 13/8 to score anytime with bet365.

Sam Gallagher has not scored as many goals as he would have liked so far this season with only seven goals. He is 9/2 to score anytime with bet365,

Anything else catch the eye?

Sheffield United are strong at home and only Burnley have scored more goals than them on their own patch. But they have stalled slightly recently and look worth taking on here.

Rovers look far too big here and while the 5/1 to win is a big ask, the 5/4 for the double chance of a win or a draw looks a decent shout against a Blades side who have not been at their best in recent weeks as we approach the business end of the campaign. Rovers went to Leicester and won in the last round too.

Five of United's last six games have seen just one goal in it and this looks set to be a tight encounter too. Take Betfred's 10/11 for under 2.5 goals.

This match between Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers will be played on Mar 19, 2023 and kick off at 12:00. Check below for our tipsters best Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tips & Predictions
Blackburn Rovers double chance
Under 2.5 goals

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