Wrexham vs Sheffield United Bet Builder Tips: 2.75 for Hollywood FA Cup Clash
Wrexham vs Sheffield United Bet Builder Tips: Sunday, January, 29th
It is time to enjoy the magic of the FA Cup this Sunday afternoon and I am here to provide Wrexham vs Sheffield United bet builder tips. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are of course no strangers to being in front of the cameras. But it is the side they own who are the headline act for this clash which is being screened live on the BBC in the UK. Especially if they can pull off another win against high-flying Championship opposition.
In this article:
- Wrexham vs Sheffield United Preview
- Wrexham vs Sheffield United Stats & Facts
- Wrexham vs Sheffield United Bet Builder
Wrexham vs Sheffield United Preview
England, FA Cup, Sunday, January 29th, 16:30 (UK)
It was the kind of script Wrexham’s illustrious owners would have expected to receive. Tier 5 minnows travel to a Championship side and edge a seven-goal thriller. Throw in a sending-off for the baddies plus a match-winning penalty converted by the top goalscoring hero and there you have your blockbuster.
Well, this isn’t a fictional piece. That was the outcome of the Red Dragon’s trip to Coventry in round three. Prompting Reynolds to take to social media in the aftermath of the outstanding victory at the CBS Arena. “I’m completely and totally speechless. What a club. What a town. What a win. Wrexham FC forever.” His co-owner simply seemed “mind-blown”! The reward for the National League table toppers? A home tie against a Sheffield United side who currently occupy the second automatic promotion spot in the English second tier.
The Blades navigated a tricky away tie at Millwall to earn their place in the draw for the fourth round. With promotion a priority and looking like a distinct possibility for both sides, it will be intriguing to see how they approach this game. Especially given that only one (West Brom 2019/20) of the last 20 sides automatically promoted to the Premier League progressed further in the FA Cup than this current round.
Ahead of the tie there is bound to be countless replays of one of the most famous FA Cup upsets of all time. In 1992, a then-old fourth-division Wrexham knocked out English champions Arsenal. Mickey Thomas scored one of the most iconic goals of the competition’s long history. An equalising free-kick in the 82nd minute. Steve Watkin fired the winner just two minutes later.
Wrexham vs Sheffield United Stats & Facts
- If Wrexham win, it will be the second successive season a non-league club has reached the last 16 after Boreham Wood 12 months ago.
- Victory for Wrexham will mean a place in the fifth round for the first time in 26 years.
- Paul Heckingbottom claimed his first FA Cup win as a manager in the 2-0 defeat of Millwall in the last round.
- Phil Parkinson guided League Two side Bradford City to the Carabao Cup final in 2013, beating Arsenal and Aston Villa en route.
Wrexham vs Sheffield United Bet Builder
This promises to be a mouthwatering clash at a sold-out Racecourse Ground. The current Red Dragons will be hoping for a similar outcome to the class of 1992. The National League leaders have a 100% home record this season. Winning all 16 competitive games scoring 57 goals in the process.
In the fifth tier, they have a lethal and prolific strike force. But one good enough to cause the Blades problems. Star striker Paul Mullin turned his back on a crack at League One after plundering 32 goals in firing Cambridge to promotion. Choosing to drop two tiers to become a leading player in the Wrexham story. His 26 goals last term only took them to the play-off semi-finals. The 28-year-old already has 20 league goals this campaign plus seven in the FA Cup from just four appearances.
For their part, Sheffield United are going toe-to-toe with Burnley in the Championship. Five points behind the Clarets but a huge 13 points clear of 3rd placed Watford. A run of 10 wins from the last 12 league games illustrates the momentum they will bring into this tie. Paul Heckingbottom went fairly strong at the Den. Starting much coveted Iliman Ndiaye up front with Manchester City duo Tommy Doyle and James McAtee featuring from the first whistle. With plenty of firepower to call upon from the bench if needed. As a result, I expect both teams to get on the scoresheet.
Possibly due to attention understandably being focused on strike pair Mullin and Ollie Palmer, there has been another name regularly on the scoresheet for the Welsh side this season. Chelsea academy product Aaron Hayden was signed from Carlisle in the summer of 2021. The powerful defender demonstrated a more than useful eye for goal with seven strikes from his 39 league appearances in his debut season at the Racecourse.
However the 26-year-old has taken his goalscoring to another level this term. A tally of 11 goals in just 26 outings is a phenomenal return for a non-penalty-taking defender. With the Blades conceding a surprisingly high seven goals from set piece situations in the Championship I am taking Hayden to have at least one attempt in this clash.
- Yes on Both Teams to Score
- Aaron Hayden 1+ Total Shots
Bet Builder odds: 2.75
Odds via SkyBet as at 21:00 January 26th 2023. Odds may now differ.
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