Tip Sheffield United - Middlesbrough
Sheffield United looked assured of three points on Friday when 3-0 up at Aston Villa with less than ten minutes to play. They ended up drawing 3-3 and ended the weekend three points behind Leeds United in second-placed. United now take on fifth-placed Middlesbrough and can't afford to give away leads as they did on Friday. They are in good form at home with four straight league wins and the lastt three have seen them keep clean sheets.
Middlesrbrough are seven points off second place but do have a game in hand. They also led at the weekend but didn't convert their 1-0 lead over Leeds United into a home win, eventually drawing 1-1. They have only won one of their last five league and cup games but have won their last two away league games at Birminghan and West Bromwich Albion. This should be a competitive game but United are strong at home and have an in-form striker in Billy Sharp, go for a home win.
Key points Sheffield United - Middlesbrough
Sheffield United have won their last four home league games.
Sheffield United have kept clean sheets in each of their last three home league matches.
Middlesbrough have a defeat and a draw in their last two league and cup matches.
Conclusion Sheffield United - Middlesbrough
Sheffield United need to get back in winning ways after the draw with Aston Villa. They are strong at home with four straight league games, not conceding in the last three. Middlesbrough have had a rough few days with the FA Cup loss at Newport followed by a draw with Leeds. Home advantage will be important here and United can get the win.
Sheffield United Middlesbrough Prediction published on February 11, 2019