Back the hosts to get amongst the goals against a porous Bury defence on Tuesday.
Sheffield United v Bury - Tuesday 19:45
Easy though it would be to curse Sheffield United for their profligacy against nine-man Shrewsbury in the second half on Saturday, the opportunity to back worthwhile prices on big teams scoring lots of goals doesn’t come around too often. So we’re not in a position to turn our noses up at the same set of wagers that proved fruitless three days ago.
With a two-goal and two-man advantage at the break against Salop, it was frustrating that the Blades were unable to cop the over 3.5 home team goals bet but we can only assume they went about their business in the second 45 with a certain degree of sympathy. Either way, the value on them obliging against Bury is just as big and should be backed at 4/1.
The Shakers have conceded 14 goals in their last three matches, the first two of which cost David Flitcroft his job and the second five-goal hammering at Wimbledon arriving despite a rallying cry from skipper Antony Kay that the Gigg Lane outfit would fight like animals to avenge their first embarrassment at Kingsmeadow.
Bury have now lost ten of the last 11 against non-academy opposition, conceding at least two goals in every one of those matches, 32 goals in total. Presumably, you will see the logic in backing United 5-0 and United 5-1 correct scores at 40/1 and 45/1 respectively. Neither bet is bigger than 33/1 on my tissue.