Bottom of League One last October, Sheffield United’s revival this season has been nothing short of remarkable and having climbed the table to almost join the fight for a play-off place the Blades now head to Wembley for an FA Cup final showdown with Premier League Hull.
The top flight team of course, get the nod from bookies, but interestingly the layers aren’t writing off Nigel Clough’s troops so the Tigers are as high as 3/4 (BetVictor) to make their extra quality count while United are no better than 5/1, at bet365.
Set to try and keep things tight though, the defensively-sound Blades are worth a flutter at 11/4 via betway to grab a draw. The underdogs have kept clean sheet after clean sheet over the course of their outstanding run of form and their parsimonious rearguard can frustrate a Hull attack, shorn of the services of cup-tied pair Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long.
Bearing this in mind, Stan James 15/8 about the contest being goalless at the break also catches the eye and less specifically, there’s been plenty of cash already for a match tally of fewer than 2.5 goals (4/6, 888Sport).
Sheffield United and Hull to draw – 11/4 (betway)