Football Tips: Our trader tips Zaha to star for Crystal Palace v Sheffield United

Paddy's football trader Jason Murphy examines Crystal Palace's chances against Sheffield United


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3pm: Crystal Palace v Sheffield United

If we look at the odds on offer my gut tells me I can’t be backing Palace at odds on against anyone in the league, even Sheffield United. There’s 17 points between these two sides.

In terms of a ‘fairness table’ where Sheffield United had got the points that they deserved, I reckon there’s only about four points between the two. I think there’s nothing to choose between these two sides other than one’s been getting results and the other hasn’t.

Saturday 3pm: Crystal Palace v Sheffield United
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Sheffield United (+1)

United have lost 14 games this season but 11 of them have been by a single goal and in half of those games the winning goals has come after the 60th minute so they’re losing games late on. There’s no doubt Sheffield United are still working hard, they’re still trying for Chris Wilder – I haven’t given up on them yet.

For all these reasons I’m actually siding with them here on Saturday. I’m going with Sheffield United (+1) on the handicap. Sheffield United fans don’t give up hope yet there’s still a chance they can end the season on a high.

Wilfried Zaha to Score

That said, I won’t be giving you a Sheffield United goal scoring tip! It’s hard to back anyone from Sheffield United in terms of a First Goal Scorer. Wilfried Zaha is probably the man to go for as a First Goal Scorer.

He’s got eight goals in 14 games already this season – that’s twice as many as he got in the whole of the league season last year. One caveat I would give with that is that Zaha’s scored two penalties this season already but those two came when Luka Milivojevic was on the bench. If he plays Milivojevic will be on the pens.

Jason’s tips for Palace v Sheffield United

Sheffield United (+1)
Wilfried Zaha to Score First

These two selections in a Bet Builder will give you odds of around 20/1 with Paddy Power.

*All odds in copy correct at time of publication and they’re always bang on with our clever live betting banners.



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