Preston vs Sheffield United
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 6th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).
Sheffield failed to take advantage of Leeds’s rare stumble last week. Had they done so, the former would have been sitting in the direct-promotion spot to the Premier League, rather than the comparatively difficult route of the playoffs. But the season is not over yet, and Sheffield will keep on trying. They are just two points away as of now and hopes it won’t be too steep a mountain to climb.
Preston will be aiming a place in the playoffs, which is three points off as of now. Also, the losing run by Middlesbrough has energized the teams just below to chase the top-six spots with vigor. Preston will hope their home advantage will work to their favor this weekend.
Preston vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)
- United won two of the last three matches.
- The reverse fixture for this tie saw Sheffield taking the three points with a 3-2 scoreline.
- Since 2011, only once has Preston won at this venue.
- Six of the last nine fixtures at this stadium had goals from both sides.
Preston vs Sheffield United Prediction
Sheffield is passionately chasing a direct entry into the Premier League, and the miniscule two-point gap to be overcome will definitely buoy their hopes. They were unbeaten in ten of their last eleven overall ties, and in their last five on the road. They also remained unvanquished in ten of their last eleven away games.
Meanwhile, Preston lost their last match-up and won just twice at home in the last nine attempts. Moreover, since 2011 only once has Preston won at home against this opponent and lost the reverse fixture of this meeting.
Taking into account the form of Sheffield, and their desperation to get into the top two spots, expect a winning performance from them. But the proceedings will surely not be easy for them. Preston has its own agenda to deal with and will provide a tough battle. It’s highly unlikely that Sheffield would keep a clean sheet this Saturday. Preston has found the back of the net in 22 of their last 24 home ties, and six of the last nine h2h meetings at this venue saw both sides netting goals.
Expect the BTTS option to be fulfilled this match-day.
Preston vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
Sheffield United to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).