There’s a chance for Sheffield United to draw level with leaders Tranmere Rovers on Monday night when they entertain a Portsmouth team making a decent fist of things considering the Hampshire club have been impacted by financial problems over the past few seasons which has threatened their very existence.
The Yorkshire side are strong favourites to claim victory and the bookies offer a best price 4/5 (bet365 £200 free bets) about a home win in front of the Sky cameras on Monday night, with the Blades coming into this match off the back of a three-game winning run and it was only a late Oldham equaliser which has prevented them from six straight wins.
Not that the goals have been flowing freely at Bramall Lane although they scored a solitary goal at Preston and against Walsall in the past ten days to claim all three points and another 1-0 win could be on the cards at 7/1 (BetVictor).
Pompey sit 15th after a mixed bag of results which has seen Michael Appleton’s team score and concede lots of goals, with Izale McLeod one of the more inspired signings and this tricky striker can cause the home defence a few problems.
Portsmouth have won four of their last seven games and were unfortunate not to get a point at Stevenage last week, having previously beaten Crewe and Shrewsbury Town at home.
They can be backed at 19/5 to inflict United’s first defeat of the season on Monday night, with that man McLeod available at 7/1 to score first although the home side have had Nick Blackman finding the net recently.