The Betpal Football Bet of the Day comes from the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash between Notts County and Sheffield United. Both sides are going well in League 1, but where does this cup competition sit in their list of priorities?Football Bet of the Day Nick Blackman

Match: Notts County v Sheffield United

Bet of the Day: Sheffield United Win

Best Odds: 2.95 Betfair


It would be helpful to see the teamsheets before striking a bet on this one, but without that luxury, the price on the visitors looks a touch too big, and is the pick of the early bets. County made significant changes in their win over Scunthorpe in their only other JPT tie this term, and an injury to Alan Judge over the weekend reduces their options further. The Blades are also likely to rest one or two, but have a very solid away record, going nine undefeated. Both teams have tough away assignments in League 1 at the weekend, so may see this competition as a distraction, but Sheffield United gave it a good crack last season, and might be the more motivated of the two. Notts County have lost their last two at Meadow Lane and the odds on the visitors – at a shade under 2/1 (3.0) – offer an edge in what looks an open contest.

Football Bet of the Day

Sheffield United Win. 2.95 at Betfair.