Sheffield United v Norwich Betting Tips & Odds – 16/09/17

Sheffield United v Norwich Betting Tips & Odds – 16/09/17

Sheffield United v Norwich Betting Tips & Odds

In our Sheffield United v Norwich betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United welcome Norwich to Bramall Lane looking to continue their fantastic start to the season. The Blades are up in third position after seven games on their return to the Championship and they’re performing well above expectations. Their midweek win over fellow newly promoted side Bolton was their fourth in a row and they’re full of confidence at the moment. The visitors make the trip to Yorkshire down in thirteenth and it’s been a tough start to life in England for new boss Daniel Farke. The Canaries are one of the most inconsistent sides in the division but they do have plenty of quality players amongst their ranks so they’ll be a threat here.

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Chris Wilder was visibly delighted with his sides 1-0 victory over Bolton in midweek

Sheffield United continue to go from strength-to-strength

It’s been a magnificent twelve months for Sheffield United since winning the League One title and they continue to go from strength-to-strength under Chris Wilder. There’s a real feel good factor around the club at the moment following their magnificent 16/17 and Wilder has kept it going in the second tier, where they’ve been one of the seasons surprise packages. After seven games they’re up in third position and it’s got some supporters dreaming of back-to-back promotions – something which no-one expected in pre-season. The Blades are a well drilled, organised unit who don’t give much away to the opposition and it’s easy to see why they’ve done so well under Wilder. They make their opponents work very hard for everything and at home they’re some opponent.

Last season they won 17 of their 23 games in front of their own supporters and they’ve carried on in the same vein this time round, picking up maximum points in all three of their games. If they’re to succeed this season then they’ll have to make Bramall Lane a fortress and the early signs are promising for the United faithful. They come into the weekend on the back of four successive league victories which include two in four days against Sunderland (2-1) & most recently Bolton (1-0). Wilder reshuffled his pack at the Macron Stadium giving some of his squad players a chance and his sides winner came from an unlikely source, with Tottenham loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers popping up with a header on the half hour mark. His performance will give their boss a welcome selection headache coming into this one and he’ll be eager to pick up another three points.

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Billy Sharp has been the catalyst behind Sheffield United’s fast start to the season – contributing half of his sides goals (4)

Norwich still searching for an identity under Farke

It’s been a summer of change in Norfolk with Norwich City appointing Daniel Farke as the clubs new manager to finally replace Alex Neil. The German is something of an unknown quantity in England and his arrival from Borussia Dortmund’s Reserves came as a shock to many, with the club obviously aiming to emulate David Wagner’s success at Huddersfield. But he’s had a tough start to life in the Championship so far, with his Norwich side being one of the most inconsistent in the division. After seven games The Canaries have won two, drawn two & lost three, hardly the start that he would’ve hoped for but Norwich are definitely a work-in-progress. They have an awful lot of quality in their squad and with the right guidance they could be a real force, so Sheffield United will have to be on guard here.

Similar to the hosts, Norwich were also in action in midweek when they took on Burton Albion at Carrow Road in a game they were expected to win comfortably. Farke named a strong side for that one with the likes of Wes Hoolahan, Josh Murphy and Nelson Olivieira all starting but they just couldn’t find the breakthrough despite dominating for the 90 minutes. Scoring goals wasn’t a problem last season with them netting a huge 85 (joint league high) but they haven’t been at their prolific best this time round which is a concern. Sheffield United are excellent defensively so they’ll need to be clinical if they’re to make the long trip back home with something to show for their efforts. They have enough talent to find a breakthrough but we think the hosts just have just about enough to edge through this one.

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Norwich will be looking to star striker Nelson Olivieira to be the difference at Bramall Lane

Odds

Sheffield United have made an excellent start to the new season under Chris Wilder and they’ll be looking to continue their positive momentum here. They’ve won all of their home games in the Championship and if you fancy them to claim another victory here you can get them at 6/4 with Ladbrokes. The visitors have had an indifferent start to the campaign in Daniel Farke’s first full season at the club and if you think they’ll cause an upset they’re available at 15/8 with betfair – the draw comes in at 13/5 with betfair.

Recommended Bets:

Sheffield United to win & BTTS: (Best Priced at 7/2 at betway) BET HERE

Billy Sharp to score anytime: (Best Priced at 16/11 at BetBright) BET HERE

Sheffield United to score in both halves: (Best Priced at 23/10 at betway) BET HERE

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