Leicester City vs Sheffield United
England – FA Cup
Date: Friday, 16 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Sheffield United will be hoping to get the revenge for the 1-4 home defeat to Leicester City when the two sides met in the early stages of this terms Carabao Cup. The destiny has put them together once again in a much more important last 16 round tie of the FA Cup.
The home to the match will this time be Leicester’s King Power Stadium where the locals will be hoping to bounce back from a tough 5-1 defeat away at Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League tie. Overall, The Foxes are going through a rough period after the atmosphere in the dressing room has been ruined by Riyad Mahrez’s potential transfer to Manchester City. The Algerian midfielder was desperate to leave the team, but Leicester’s owners did not allow the move and Mahrez’s latter behaviour has kind of divided the dressing room.
All of this affected the run of two losses and a draw in last three league ties. Nonetheless, Sheffield United’s visit will be a perfect occasion for the hosts to regain the winning thread since the lower-division outfit has revealed signs of weaknesses in the Championship football of late.
The Blades have lost two on the bounce in the Championship before bouncing back last weekend when Billy Sharp’s brace led them to a super important home win over Leeds United. Their defense has been rock-solid in the previous two rounds of FA Cup as Chris Wilder’s men are yet to concede in this term of the competition after beating both Ipswich Town and Preston North End with the same 1-0 scoreline.
Leicester City vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
Leicester City lead the H2H tie by six wins ahead of their 62nd encounter with the Blades.
The Foxes have been entirely dominant in the most recent head to head history winning three and drawing one of last four H2H meetings.
We have to mention that it has been seven years since these two sides has last met before the mentioned 1-4 win for Leicester in this term of the League Cup.
Leicester City vs Sheffield United: Prediction
The Foxes have generally been quite prolific at King Power of late and we believe they have what it takes to confirm the gulf in quality between themselves and Sheffield United once again on Friday.
The home win looks decent at 1.57,while Leicester City are worth backing to find the net on more than one occasion at the odds of 1.61.
Leicester City vs Sheffield United: Bet Tips
Leicester City to win @ 1.57
Leicester City Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.61