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Sheffield Utd v Sheffield Wednesday tips: Who’ll stay cool in the Steel City derby?

| 09.11.2018

This fiercely contested Yorkshire derby rears its head once again tonight.

There’s ten points separating the two teams as Sheffield United host their arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane.

Whilst Wednesday are looking to push towards the top-six, the Blades are in the top three.

A win would see them go top of the pile, but can Chris Wilder’s men do the business on derby day?

Match odds

Last season was the first time the pair had met in half a dozen years. The Blades claimed a famous win at Hillsborough before they played out a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture.

After an impressive start to the campaign, United are 1/2 to win the first derby of the season.

The Owls have been competitive all season and sit at 11/2 to steal the three points. A fourth draw in six meetings is 13/4.

Blades to win and 4 or more goals in the match is 10/3.

Talking Tactics

The home side will have defender Chris Basham back in contention after serving a one-match ban.

Winger Mark Duffy, who scored the decisive third goal at Hillsborough last season, could also return from injury.

Wednesday hope to have forwards Fernando Forestieri and Marco Matias fit and firing for the huge clash.

Wilder is sure to keep with the tried and tested three at the back formation. This could then see a five-man midfield. Or a 3-4-3 they played in the win against Wigan Athletic.

Jos Luhukay’s hoping to halt a four-match losing streak. He could play a diamond in midfield or elect for a 4-2-3-1 system.

Goalscorer Odds

Steven Fletcher scored Wednesday’s last league goal. The Scottish forward is 13/5 to notch anytime.

Owls’ top marksman Adam Reach is having his own goal of the season competition this season. The attacker is 4/1 to bag in the derby.

Lucas Joao scored against United last season and is 9/1 to bag first.

Billy Sharp has a massive 11 goals this campaign. He’s 11/4 to score two or more goals.

Mark Duffy to return with another derby strike is 13/5.

The match to feature Over 3.5 goals is 20/1.

Match Info

When: 7:45pm

Where: Bramall Lane, Sheffield

How to watch: Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Charlie Dear

Charlie has covered sport for the likes of The Guardian, Football365 and FourFourTwo. Arsenal sufferer. German football enthusiast.