Betting Round Up: Sheffield United Boost Promotion Hopes3 min read
Sheffield United win, Leeds lose
Sheffield United took advantage of an early second half red card shown to visitors Nottingham Forest to finally run out cosy 2-0 winners at Bramall Lane. The Blades move back into second place above rivals Leeds and are four points behind leaders Norwich City.
Meanwhile, Leeds missed a great chance to move back into the automatic promotion places after losing 2-1 at home to ten men Wigan this afternoon. United missed a penalty and surrendered the lead in an amazing match at Elland Road which left the visitors with a five point cushion over the final relegation slot. Leeds are from 9/2 for the title with Norwich, who host Sheffield Wednesday this evening, now 1-16 from 1-7.
❌ QPR lost 5 in row, then beat Leeds.
❌ Birmingham lost 5 in a row, then beat Leeds.
❌ Wigan had not won away in 20 in a row, then beat Leeds.
— betvictor (@BetVictor) April 19, 2019
Sheffield United are from 7/4 to finish in the top two with Leeds eased to from 2/5. The clubs are level on points with the Blades ahead on goal difference with three games left to play.
The race to secure a top six spot and a playoff berth is equally as fascinating. Bristol City drop out of the top six after Middlesbrough beat Stoke 1-0 at the Riverside. City are with Boro now from 2/1 pre match.
Bristol City were held to a 1-1 draw at home against struggling Reading in the early game which has hit their promotion hopes.
All Roads Lead To League 1
Wigan will feel they have almost secured championship safety and are from 5/1 for the drop whilst its looking grim for Rotherham who twice led at Swansea before losing 4-3 and are from 2/7 to be playing in League One next season. The Millers are starting to need snookers and are three points behind Millwall having played a game more.