Sheffield United vs Leeds United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sheffield United vs Leeds United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

The live SKYTV game on Saturday lunchtime (12:30) is a Yorkshire derby between two sides aiming for the Championship play-offs. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield United had no answer for table toppers Wolves when they met at Molineux last weekend going down 3-0. United also saw their misery compounded when Simon Moore was sent-off 17 minutes before the end. Leeds also had a man sent-off as they suffered a comprehensive 4-1 home defeat to Cardiff in their last fixture. Their only goal was a Sol Bamba own-goal as their miserable run continued. The reverse fixture came at the end of October at Elland Road in a game the travelling Blades won 2-1. Billy Sharp gave the visitors an early lead before the Whites drew level through Kalvin Phillips with David Brooks netting nine minutes from time to ensure all three points for Sheff U.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield United are short priced favourites to win this game as Leeds are in poor form but the Blades have won just one of their last seven in front of their own fans in the league and I could not bring myself to back them at those prices. This is especially so when you do not know how the visitors will respond to a new man in the dugout in Paul Heckingbottom. Both teams are struggling for goals with the hosts netting four in their last six and the visitors three so a low-scoring game looks on the cards. Under 2.5 goals looks too short but combining this with NO in the both teams to score market looks value as does a play on the game going under 1.5 goals.

Under 2.5 goals and NO in both teams to score double

Under 1.5 goals in this game

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Leeds United

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

13-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Leeds United Form Guide

Leeds United Team Logo

Leeds United

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

13-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Club Friendlies

MNL All Stars

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades recent struggles in the Championship continues as they have now taken ten points from their last 13. They have dropped to eighth five behind the play-offs and 11 away from automatic promotion. At Bramall Lane, they have won just one of their last seven in the league which came against Sunderland. They have failed to the back of the net in each of their last three in front of their own fans. In just one of their last six have Sheffield United managed to find the back of the net in the first-half. 44% of the goals they have scored in the league this season have come in the 15 minutes prior to half-time or full-time.

Sheffield United Team News

David Brooks (virus) and Kieron Freeman (dislocated kneecap) are doubts while Simon Moore is suspended. Paul Coutts (broken leg) is out for the season.

Leeds United Preview

No victory in six for United in the league with four of these ending in defeat and a drop to tenth place saw the sacking of boss Thomas Christiansen. Paul Heckingbottom was quickly appointed after good job establishing Barnsley as a Championship side he now needs to push Leeds into promotion contenders. Away from Elland Road, it is two draws and one defeat from their last three with the Yorkshire side blanking in each match. Their last three road ties and four of their last six have seen one or both teams fail to find the back of the net. Leeds have had a remarkable four players sent-off from their last five matches in all competitions. Just one of their last five and two of last seven meetings with Sheffield United have gone over 2.5 goals.

Leeds United Team News

Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips are back from suspension but Liam Cooper, Samuel Saiz and Gateano Beradi are suspended. Conor Shaughnessy (unknown) is a doubt while Caleb Ekupan (foot) and Luke Ayling (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leeds United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sheffield United vs Leeds United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Jamal Blackman 196 82
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
19 CD Richard Stearman 191 67
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
20 CM Lee Evans 185 79
21 CM Mark Duffy 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Felix Wiedwald 190 82
15 LB Stuart Dallas 186 81
5 CD Matthew Pennington 185 77
18 CD Pontus Jansson 194 89
12 RB Laurens De Bock 179 74
23 CM Kalvin Phillips 177 72
4 CM Adam Forshaw 185 71
14 CM Eunan O'Kane 173 84
10 LF Ezgjan Alioski 172 63
9 CF Pierre-Michel Lasogga 189 88
7 RF Kemar Roofe 178 71