Sheffield United vs Leicester City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020
Kick-off at 14:15 UK/ 15:15 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane.
The Blades are the worst team in the competition at the moment, and by a wide margin as well. They have lost all but one of their games so far this campaign, and even this one match where they avoided losing was a draw against the recently-promoted Fulham.
So far, Chris Wilder’s men have scored a total of four goals (least in the PL), and they have conceded at four times this rate. Surely, they are the major contender to be the first team to confirm their relegation this season.
Meanwhile, the Foxes have been amongst the best teams in the tournament for quite a while, and are currently placed fourth in the table – lagging three points behind toppers, Tottenham.
However, four of the other five teams in the top-five have tough match-ups this weekend, and this presents a huge opportunity for Brendan Rodgers’s men to climb up top.
Moreover, they also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
As such, expect a huge win for Leicester this Sunday.
Sheffield United vs Leicester: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Foxes recorded a 2-0 win at home the last time these two locked horns. The game had taken place just four months back.
- They have scored two or more goals in five of the preceding seven clashes.
- They are unbeaten against this opponent since 2008.
- At this venue, the guests are on a winning run since 2011, and on an unbeaten run since 2008.
- Since 1989, the visitors have not failed to score at this venue, barring two occasions.
Sheffield United vs Leicester: Prediction
Wilder’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against West Brom – one of the weakest teams in the competition.
Meanwhile, Hodgson’s men faced a shocking defeat the past game week at the hands of Fulham, at home.
However, the Blades are winless in their last 12 games, and in the process they had recorded two separate five-match losing runs. In fact, their latest official victory had come five months back.
At home, they have scored a total of one goal from the preceding five appearances, and they are winless here in the past seven fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won six of their former nine matches, and won six of their previous eight road trips as well.
On top of all that, the Foxes are on a five-fixture winning run in h2h meetings, and the last they lost against this rival was back in 2008.
As such, expect title-favorites Leicester to record a convincing win this Sunday.
Sheffield United vs Leicester: Betting Tips
To Win: Leicester @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).