Sheffield United v Notts County Preview

July 31, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit RequiredThe 2013 football season kicks off on Friday evening with Sheffield United taking on Notts County in the English League 1 at Bramell Lane Stadium in Sheffield.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Sheffield United v Notts County Preview, 2013 League 1, Friday 2nd August 2013

With Sheffield United boss David Weir raring to go in what will be his first game in charge of the Blades it will be important for him to come up with the goods after permanently replacing Danny Wilson in May. Not only is it his first game but there will also be celebrations for the 125th launch of the Football League and who better for Sheffield United to play than the worlds oldest football team Notts County.

The Blades come into the match unbeaten after eight summer friendlies and having played very well all through preseason which the ex Everton player pays tribute to how far they have progressed recently.

Notts County have had their fair share of success during preseason also having drawn against Ipswich in a six goal thriller, and with County being quite busy in the transfer market they have managed to snap up some impressive names with former Celtic midfielder Mark Fotheringham among the names after impressing the club during a trial. Chris Kiwomya was impressed with the 29 year old and soon offered terms for a permanent deal which with other signings the Magpies are setup up to do well and make a challenge for promotion to the Championship.

Sheffield United v Notts County Team News

Sheffield United Team News:

With a managerial debut for David Weir, who should be set to impress in his first game for Sheffield United. It looks promising after the Blades signed new striker Lyle Taylor from Scottish outfit Falkirk who scored an incredible 29 goals last season. Taylor would be Weir’s 5th signing this summer and an impressive one at that if the 23 year old can recreate last years form for this seasons promotion challenge.

Notts County Team News:

Notts County have confirmed recently that academy product Fabian Spiess has agreed a new long term contract after having impressed last year when the club found themselves in a goal keeping crisis. The 19 year old was giving the chance to sink or swim last season and proved to do well with some incredible performances and even earned himself two man of the match awards. With goal keeping coach Kevin Pilkington showing faith in the youngster it was all he needed to excel with the chances he was given.

Sheffield United v Notts County to Head Statistics

19/01/13 LEO Notts County – Sheffield United 1 : 1
17/10/12 LEO Notts County – Sheffield United
1 : 4
29/09/12 FLT Sheffield United – Notts County
1 : 1
20/03/12 LEO Notts County – Sheffield United
2 : 5
27/12/11 LEO Sheffield United – Notts County 2 : 1

Who Has The Advantage?

Although these two teams have met many times before I have listed the last 5 recent matches which show Sheffield United having the upper hand here having not lost to Notts County in recent seasons. With winning 3 of the last 5 meetings in convincing style it would be Sheffield United who have the advantage here.

Average Goals Per Game?

With 19 goals being scored in the last 5 meetings between these two sides it gives us an impressive average of 3.8 goals per game which could prove to be an explosive kick start to the League One campaign with plenty of goals hitting the mark come Friday evening.

Sheffield United v Notts County Recent Form

Sheffield United: L D W D L

Notts County: W D L L D

Pretty even here in regards to team form but having Sheffield United beating Notts County easily in 3 of their last 5 encounters you would have to favor them for the win here, with the remaining two results ending up at low scoring draws.

Sheffield United v Notts County Match Betting Odds Market.

Sheffield United are clear favorites here with poor odds of  1/1 with Coral – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw offers okay odds here and having seen the two sides draw often it could well be worth a bet with odds of 5/2 with Skybet – £10 Free Bets No Deposit For New Customers Registering an Account.

Notts County haven’t been given too much chance to win here which is surprising after new signings from the Magpies, with best odds of  10/3 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

Sheffield United v Notts County Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

With the head to head stats taken into account it would be wise to put your money on Sheffield United to win here, but with poor odds on the win I feel a cheeky bet of guessing the correct score would be needed. So here are my two predictions added below.

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