Leeds vs Sheffield United Predictions & Match Preview

Leeds vs Sheffield United
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).

Potentially a title-decider and the most interested in this tie will be Norwich. The first and third teams in the league table are going against each other, and with the second-placed Norwich sandwiched in between with a gap of one point on either side, it’s no wonder they are waiting for a draw in this game.

Leeds with the home advantage will have the higher ground. They need to win this game, as with an extra game played, they just have a lead of one point over their closest competitor. Sheffield, meanwhile, will have to deal with their problems on the road. They are pitted against one of the best home teams in the league, and with them misfiring away from home, players are obviously under pressure.

Leeds vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last eight wins belong to the team that hosted the tie.
  • Eight of the last ten fixtures had the home team finding the back of the net.
  • Only once has Leeds failed to record a goal in front of their home crowd.
  • The reverse fixture of this tie, where Leeds was on the road, was won by them.

Leeds vs Sheffield United Prediction

Leeds has no other go but to win the game. They are fiercely being pursued by Norwich, and the latter has a game in hand. Recent form definitely gives Leeds the advantage, especially with their home status. The team won five of their last six games and eight of the last ten at home.

Sheffield, on the other hand, is doling out good performances at their home, but cannot keep the level on the road. They had just one win in their last five road trips and was winless in nine of their last fifteen matches away from home.

H2h ties also give the advantage to the team having the support of the crowd. Three of the last five wins and five of the last eight were recorded by such squads.

And finally, Leeds found the back of the net in 14 of their last 15 home ties, and did so twice or more in six of their last eight, whereas Sheffield returned a single goal from their last two road trips combined, and conceded two or more in two of their last four.

Most importantly, Leeds is one of the best home teams in the whole Championship.

The game is tipped to be extremely intense, and competitive, with the title on the line. The potential champions, with the home advantage, should take the three points, with a narrow win.

Leeds vs Sheffield United Betting Tips

  • Leeds to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • The Hosts to Win At Least One Half @ 1.60 (3/5).