Sheffield United vs Port Vale Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Both Port Vale and Sheffield United find themselves in and around the playoffs early in this season, but both sides success has been built around their strong home form.Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Sheffield United vs Port Vale
Venue: Bramall Lane
Kick-off: Saturday 15th October, 3pm
United have only been beaten once here this season and have now won their last three games. Port Vale now a thing or two about winning home games, as they've won five of six at Vale Park. It's been a different story on the road where they'd lost three and drawn two until last week.
MK Dons, one of the worst home sides in the League, hosted Vale, the worst away side in the League. Something had to give and Vale came away with a 1-0 victory. Chairman Norman Smurthwaite paid to put the team up at a hotel a full day ahead of the game at the request of the manager to make for better preparation, and it seemed to pay off.
It's questionable whether it made that big a difference or if MK Dons were just the perfect opponent. The home side were still the dominate team in terms of possession and chances created, but they failed to make their dominance pay.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Sheffield United to win can be backed at best odds 8/11 with Betfred whilst the draw is available at 13/5 with Sky Bet. Port Vale, the side who have struggled massively on their travels, are offered at 47/10 with Marathon.
This will be a true test of whether or not Vale's different approach to preparing for away games is going to pay off. United are starting to grow in to this season and can move themselves back in to the playoff positions with a win here. They've won their last five home games against Vale and even in winning last weekend, the away side looked so, so fragile on the road. Back Sheffield United to win at odds of 8/11 with Betfred as our free betting tip.
Both sides have scored in 12 of the last 15 meetings between these sides, with the winning side prevailing by a score of 2-1 during seven of the last 10 meetings.Back a 2-1 Sheffield United winat odds of 15/2with Bet Victor.
Leon Clarke is somehow the favourite to score here despite not registering in his seven appearances for United. Vale don't have any stand out scorers on the road, but Billy Sharp has netted five overall and twice here this season. Back Billy Sharp at 5/4 with Sky Bet as our any time scorer.
Free Betting Tip
Sheffield United - 8/11 with Betfred
Correct Score Prediction
Sheffield United 2-1 - 15/2 with Bet Victor
Goal Scorer Prediction
Billy Sharp - 5/4 with Sky Bet