This is a meeting of two teams failing in their respective league campaigns meeting in a cup competition which could either be a boost or a distraction to their relegation battles. Ross Casey believes Fulham can blunt the Blades in the handicap market…
Ross’ recommended bet:
Fulham -1 Handicap @ 17/10 – BET NOW
The side that goes through to the fifth round of the FA Cup will face the winner of Preston versus Nottingham Forest at home. The fact Fulham can get a home tie to reach the last eight with a win here will be a huge factor in their team selection. After picking a real mixed bag in the initial fixture between these sides, Rene Meulensteen will see this match as an opportunity for a confidence boosting win going into a really hard run of Premier League fixtures… the last thing they want is to face a humbling loss at home to the Blades.
Nigel Clough has said he will go to Craven Cottage to win and believes they have every chance of causing the upset – especially after the Blades defeated Aston Villa at Villa Park. This attitude can help this bet with Fulham taking advantage of their positivity and making use of the space on the pitch.
The Blades’ goal difference away from home this season reads -12 a sure fire sign the newly improved Fulham can win by more than one! Back Fulham to win with a minus one handicap priced at 17/10 – just like they did in the previous round against Norwich.
Fulham are a best price of 44/1 with 888 Sport to win the FA Cup this season. The west London side have never won the world’s oldest football competition – but were runners up in 1975.
Sheffield United are rank outsiders to lift the cup at 499/1 with a host of bookies. The Blades are former four time winners of the FA Cup – but the last of those successes’ came in 1925.
Head To Head:
The initial match in this tie ended in a 1-1 draw. Bet Now on the full-time correct score.
Hugo Rodallega is 6/1 to score first after scoring in the initial match against the Blades. Bet Now on the first goalscorer.
The Blades have won each of their three away FA Cup matches this season. Bet Now on the full-time result.