Sheffield United’s impressive victory at League One rivals Huddersfield on Tuesday, moved the Blades into a strong position in the race for automatic promotion and Coral expect the Blades to stay in the driving seat, pricing them at 4/7 to rack up a third straight win as they take on Preston.
Patchy North End are 6/1 with bet365 to pull the rug from under United’s feet but with eleven victories in 15 home matches, the hosts have to be fancied and Betfred chalk them up at 6/1 to grab the only goal as they have done on Preston’s last four visits to Bramall Lane.
In four of their last five league matches, Danny Wilson’s side have won and also kept a clean sheet, an outcome Blue Square offer at 7/4 ahead of this one but it’s at the other end where punters can really cash in.
United striker Ched Evans took his goal tally for the season to 19 in all competitions last weekend as they Blades saw off Wycombe and the Welsh marksman is 4/1 via Ladbrokes to grab his 20th by breaking the deadlock.
Elsewhere, BetVictor chalk 11/10 against leaders Charlton registering yet another triumph as they visit Tranmere while Sheffield Wednesday, Boylesports’ 11/10 favourites, should bounce back from their midweek reverse at home to Stevenage by overcoming struggling Chesterfield in a derby showdown at the b2net Stadium.
Ched Evans to score first – 4/1 (Ladbrokes)