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Sheffield Utd vs Carlisle Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (10/08/21)

The football season is well and truly back and already there are potential underdog stories to be written. Will Carlisle be one of them? Find out with our Sheffield Utd vs Carlisle match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Sheffield Utd vs Carlisle: Our betting predictions

Check out our match predictions for the big game.

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Championship side to come out on top

Carlisle ended last season with six draws from their final eight League Two matches and kicked off the new campaign in exactly the same fashion; it would have been a big disappointment after winning so many matches in pre-season. Unfortunately, we can’t see a win coming on Tuesday evening either. Sheffield Utd didn’t win many matches last year as they dropped out of the top flight but they’ve largely kept their squad together and will be a strong side in the Championship this season. Yes, they lost their opening game but that was smash and grab; the Blades had 75% of the ball and 16 shots. They’ll be too strong for a Carlisle side that aren’t expected to be much of a force in the fourth tier.

Sheffield Utd to record a clean sheet

The first of our tips mentioned that wins have been hard to come by for Sheffield Utd. When they have arrived though, they’ve usually been built on a solid foundation with each of their last five victories coming with a clean sheet in hand too. That’s what we imagine happening when they face Carlisle. Carlisle have blanked in two of their last three games and both of their last two competitive matches. Their opportunities to hurt Sheffield Utd will be few and far between and, simply put, they lack the required quality to make those limited attacks count.

Combining the first two tips for increased odds

Our final prediction takes the first two tips we mentioned and combines them together as a Sheffield Utd to win to nil bet. We’ve been pretty clear as to why we expect Carlisle to blank. They’ve struggled for goals for a while; their last 10 competitive matches have seen them net just nine times. They’ve blanked in five of those games too against teams much weaker than Sheffield Utd. We expect Sheffield Utd to field a reasonably strong XI too; we’ve touched on them losing so many games last year and they need to break that habit – this game is the perfect opportunity to do so.

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10/08/21
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Sheffield Utd vs Carlisle: The difference in quality to be there for all to see

Sheffield Utd

Sheffield Utd had a torrid time in the Premier League last season and made a losing start to their Championship campaign too. They won’t be down in the dumps as they head to Carlisle though; a look around their dressing room will make it abundantly clear that they’re better than their visitors. Nobody questioned their desire last season and they’ll approach this cup tie with the right attitude; that will see their quality shine through. One name that won’t feature though is Enda Stevens who is injured.

Carlisle

Last season was very much ‘meh’ for Carlisle fans and the new campaign started in familiar fashion as they drew 0-0 with Colchester. Carlisle looked decent in pre-season but played a host of sides that are nowhere near the level of Championship level so you can’t take any lessons from those matches. Their centre back pairing of Rodney McDonald and Corey Whelan might get quite the lesson on Tuesday though.

FAQ for Sheffield Utd vs Carlisle

Sheffield Utd vs Carlisle Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? Bramall Lane
  • When is kick off? 7:45 PM GMT
  • Who won the last meeting between these teams? Sheffield Utd – but it was back in 2014