Football Tips: Goals at a premium in our 22/1 Wigan v Sheff Utd play

Our tipster Colin Harvey is expecting a low-scoring affair on Monday night.

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Sheffield United v Wigan betting tips

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Sheffield United to Win
Under 2.5 Goals
Oli McBurnie to Score Anytime
Sheffield United to win by exactly 1 goal

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Monday 8pm: Wigan v Sheffield Untied
TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football

Sheffield United to Win

Second-placed Sheffield United head to third-bottom Wigan in the Championship on Monday night for a mid-season clash that should, by all accounts, go to form. The Blades have been scything through their second-tier rivals of late, winning five of their last six matches either side of the international break, while Wigan have won just one of their last nine.

Even more concerningly for The Tics, they’ve got the worst home record in the whole division with just nine points taken from their 11 games at the DW. United have the second-best record on the road with 20 points from 11 games. This, on paper, is an open and shut away win for Sheffield United.

Under 2.5 Goals

It probably won’t be a crushing victory, though. The Blades generally grind out the wins and keep things really tight at the back, nicking three of their last four wins by a 1-0 scoreline. They’ve got the best defensive record in the division (17 conceded in 22 games) and five of their last six games have had Under 2.5 Goals with four of them seeing Under 1.5.

Wigan are a bit less predictable and they’ve scored 22 goals in 22 games, shipping 32 in the process. In their last six matches they’ve seen Under 2.5 Goals in four occasions. Everything is pointing towards Under 2.5 Goals here.

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    Oli McBurnie to Score Anytime

    It’s been a tough period off the pitch for Oli McBurnie of late but he’ll be looking to put that behind him and let his game do the talking now. He’s tied at the top of United’s goal scorer charts with Iliman Ndiaye but has featured in four fewer games and has played way fewer minutes.

    Will Keane is Wigan’s most prolific scorer with eight but, given how good the away side’s defence is, I think they’ll struggle to net. He might not start but he’s got a good record as a super sub so we’ll side with McBurnie to Score Anytime.

    Sheffield United to win by exactly 1 goal

    Throwing all this into the pot and we’re looking at a 1-0 Sheffield United win, an outcome that would be their fourth such victory by that scoreline in their last six games. Wigan have been a bit better going forward in recent games with five goals scored in their last five but United are just outstanding at the back.

    We’ve covered their love of a 1-0 and four of their last five games have seen just a single goal. If that’s to happen again you’d have to expect that it’ll be Sheffield United to win by exactly 1 goal.

    Wigan v Sheffield United tips

    Sheffield United to Win
    Under 2.5 Goals
    Oli McBurnie to Score Anytime
    Sheffield United to win by exactly 1 goal

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