National League side Wrexham’s superb run to the fourth round of the FA Cup is set to come to an end when they go to Championship big guns Sheffield United for their replay on Tuesday.
Following a pulsating 3-3 draw in the first meeting in Wales, non-league Wrexham get another chance to pull off a big shock but it seems highly unlikely they will get the better of the in-form Blades at Bramall Lane.
Sheff Utd vs Wrexham Betting Tips
Sheffield United are still set to be without the injured Rhys Norrington-Davies, George Baldock, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Enda Stevens and Jack O’Connell for the replay.
Heckingbottom will be tempted to make changes against the non-leaguers and veteran striker Billy Sharp will be among the fringe players hoping for recalls to the starting XI.
Wrexham defender Aaron Hayden is out with the calf injury he sustained in the first meeting between the sides so James Jones is set to start, but Phil Parkinson does not have any more reported problems so it should largely be the same team that fought out the 3-3 draw.
Sheff Utd to win and both teams to score @ 15/8
The first game had six goals and the replay could be just as exciting with action at both ends anticipated again.
The Blades are the Championship’s second-highest scorers, with 48 goals from 29 matches, and Wrexham have hit a brilliant 72 goals in 28 National League games this season.
The Welsh outfit have also scored 18 times in six FA Cup ties to get this far and it would not be a surprise to see them find the back of the net in South Yorkshire.
However, it may not be enough to secure them a result as the hosts should be able to flex their muscles and demonstrate why they are three leagues above and on course for automatic promotion to the Premier League this term.
United have won their last four matches at home and their long unbeaten run overall now stands at 11 matches in all competitions so Wrexham will be up against it as they try to plot a big shock.
Ollie McBurnie to score anytime @ 11/10
McBurnie is expected to be among the experienced players Heckingbottom trusts to get the job done on Tuesday and, after he opened the scoring early on at the Racecourse Ground, he could be among the goals again.
The Scotland international, who has netted 10 times for the Blades in all competitions this season, started up front in the frustrating weekend 0-0 draw at Rotherham, failing to hit the target with his two attempts on goal.
He will hope to make up for that disappointment and add to his tally for the campaign against weaker opposition.
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