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Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers betting tips: FA Cup quarter-final preview, predictions, team news and odds


Match preview

An all-Championship clash, with the prize a Wembley semi-final at the end of next month.

Having beaten Millwall and then Wrexham in a replay, Sheffield United claimed a big scalp in round five, knocking out Tottenham, courtesy of Iliman Ndiaye’s late winner.

So, the Blades’ are on the cusp of their 15th semi-final appearance but first for nine years.

Blackburn Rovers meanwhile have overcome Norwich, Birmingham in a replay and then Leicester.

Tyrhys Dolan and Sammie Szmodics getting the goals at the King Power as Rovers eliminated the 2021 cup winners.

The Riversiders are eight-times winners of this competition, the most-recent of those coming 95 years ago, dreaming of a first semi-final since 2007.

In the table, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team are fifth, nine points below Paul Heckingbottom’s side who sit second.

For now, league commitments are on the back-burner, so who will claim victory in this FA Cup tie at Bramall Lane?

Sheffield United team news

With Jack O’Connell out long-term, Jack Robinson will continue alongside John Egan and Anel Ahmedhodžić as part of the back three.

Billy Sharp, who was only on the bench for Wednesday’s win over Sunderland, will be hoping to start this time, having scored against Wrexham in round four.

Blackburn Rovers team news

Ben Brereton Díaz is Blackburn’s top-scorer, taking his tally to 13 for the season in the mid-week win over Reading.

Ryan Hedges was the other scorer that night, hoping to have done enough to earn himself a start.

Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers: Head to head statistics



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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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