It’s been a tough old season for Sheffield United who have been very much amidst the League One relegation scrap for much of the campaign, but things have taken a dramatic turn for the better in the last month or so, a run of seven straight wins taking the Blades into the top half of the table and leaving them just one game away from a trip to Wembley.
It’s Charlton that stand between Nigel Clough’s boys and an FA Cup semi-final but despite operating at a level below the Addicks, United are narrow favourites to come out on top at Bramall Lane, where a home win is a 13/10 chance at Ladbrokes and BetVictor price the visitors at 13/5.
Bet365 mark 12/5 against the tie requiring a replay and it’s 11/2 with Stan James to finish one apiece but now his team’s league form has dragged them away from a dogfight, Clough insists the cup is now his priority and they can edge out the Championship strugglers.
Paddy Power price Clough’s charges at 11/4 to shade it by a one-goal margin, they’re 9/1 via BetVictor to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline and 4/1 (William Hill) to prevail but also concede.
Sheff Utd to win and both teams to score – 4/1 (William Hill)