Sheffield United stunned Premier League Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round and plenty of punters think lightning can strike twice as the Blades face another top flight side, in the shape of Fulham, in round four.
The Blades are 7/4 at Stan James to get the better of the Cottagers, who are identically priced at bet365 and it’s 5/2 courtesy of BetVictor for the tie to require a replay, a price that is certain to attract cash given that there is nothing between the two teams in the betting.
Similarly, Paddy Power’s 3/1 marked against a score draw could be popular, along with Ladbrokes’s 13/2 about a 1-1 scoreline, however, the visitors’ main priority is Premier League survival and on that basis, boss Rene Meulensteen is bound to shuffle his pack.
United will fancy their chances of capitalising then, as they did against Villa, and a repeat of their 2-1 triumph in that one is 19/2 at BetVictor. Alternatively, Skybet rate the Blades at 10/3 to nick it by a one-goal margin, it’s also 10/3, this time with William Hill for Clough’s charges to again lead at the end of each half and it’s 1/2 (Stan James) for Sheffield United to avoid defeat at Bramall Lane.
Sheff Utd to beat Fulham by one – 10/3 (Skybet)