Sheffield United vs Leeds United
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane.
The Peacocks have been showing signs that they really could be the dark horses this season in the PL. In fact, their arrival to the top flight was an expected one from mid of the 2019-20 campaign itself, and they have begun with a bang.
Led by the legendary Marcelo Bielsa, the team took on Liverpool in the opener at Anfield, and almost ran away with the win.
They still did score three goals against one of the best defenses in world football, and if not for an 88th penalty by Mohammed Salah, the Reds could have become the laughing stock of the competition.
The Peacocks have been scoring goals for fun, and the fluid style of playing has been really hard to figure out for managers. Their defense is the only area that could be currently considered as a weak spot.
And that is exactly what the Blades would count on. They do have the experience of playing in the top flight for an extra season, and will hope to counter Bielsa’s men with that.
Likely, expect a strong performance by Leeds – but not a clean sheet though.
Sheffield United vs Leeds United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Chris Wilder’s men had won four of the previous five clashes.
- They had also registered seven of the former nine overall wins.
- Since 1992, only once have the Peacocks won at this stadium.
- The latest encounter between the two ended in a 0-1 win for the Blades.
Sheffield United vs Leeds United: Prediction
Wilder’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Aston Villa. Meanwhile, Bielsa’s men recorded a 4-3 win at home against Fulham.
They have scored a total of seven goals so far in the PL – which is the most in the league, and delivered classy performances in both their fixtures. And one of these games were at the Anfield against Liverpool, the defending champions.
The Blades meanwhile, lost both their opening fixtures, and are placed in the bottom tier of the table. Their latest match-up was against Aston Villa – who were a relegation-battler the last season, and still could not deliver a good performance.
Likely, expect Leeds to be the better team on the pitch this weekend.
However, Bielsa’s men are still a newcomer to this contest, and they also have conceded the most number of goals so far in the English top flight. On top of that, they are on the road, and at no cost will Wilder’s men allow themselves to go winless in their first three match-ups without a fight.
For the reasons, expect goals from both teams this Sunday.
Sheffield United vs Leeds United: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Leeds United or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).