Sheffield United vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Against expectations, Sheffield, a new addition to this competition, has held their head high so far. Despite taking on some tough nuts to crack, they have remained unbeaten till now and will hope to extend that streak for one more match-day.
The conditions are favorable to them, with the squad having the home advantage, coupled with the winless status of their visitors.
Going on, the team really had been a treat to watch in the previous edition of the Championship, as they raced to the top tier leaving others in the dust. In the process, they also registered the best defensive stats as well.
Opponents Leicester will be really put to work this weekend by this group of players, who are hungry for more after their glory in 2018-19.
But one thing that needs to be mentioned about the winless run of the visitors for the day is, their opening two fixtures were against Wolves, and Chelsea, which significantly contributed to them avoiding a victory. On that account, a match against a newly promoted Championship side looks extremely promising.
Sheffield United vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)
- Leicester recorded the last four wins.
- Sheffield failed to score in two of the previous three games.
- The former two meetings at this venue ended in losses for the hosts.
- The last United won an h2h encounter was more than a decade back.
Sheffield United vs Leicester Prediction
For all their heroics, Sheffield is about to bite off something more than what they can chew this weekend. The arriving guests are the 2015-16 champions of this competition and have been perennial European prospects since then. On the other hand, the hosts have just gained promotion to this tournament, and despite their healthy start, severely lacks in relative experience.
Moreover, the Foxes have had the upper hand for quite some time in h2h ties. To be precise, it’s been more than a decade since Leicester lost such a fixture, and they have found the back of the net in every such clash in the last 11 years.
Also, the last these two met at this venue, the guests registered a massive 1-4 win, in spite of the away handicap, and this time around, they will be desperate for such a victory, considering their winless run so far (courtesy matches against Wolves and Chelsea).
As these observations suggest, await a strong performance by the visiting contingent.
Sheffield United vs Leicester Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Leicester @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Score the First Goal: Leicester @ 1.90 (9/10).