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

This Saturday lunchtime (12:30) game is live on Sky Sports and is a Yorkshire derby between two promotion hopefuls. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield United put a three-game winless behind them on Tuesday night with a 3-2 road success at Brentford. It was a deserved three points for United who had a goal each from Oliver Norwood, Leon Clarke and an own-goal to thank for the victory.

Leeds made it back-to-back victories with a comfortable 1-0 home defeat of Reading in midweek. The game was settled by a Stuart Dallas goal on the hour though the Whites should have won by more.

The Blades won both meetings between these sides last season and have won the three previous head-to-heads. Billy Sharp has found the back of the net three times in his two previous.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers are struggling to split the pair with Sheffield United marginal favourites due to home advantage. It is hard to argue with the odds as the hosts are good at their own place and the visitors are doing well on the road.  Of the three match betting options the draw would appeal most but I prefer to look elsewhere for the bets.

When two teams of similar ability meet who know each other well it often takes something special to break the deadlock. What you are looking for is a player of quality or someone from a set piece. John Egan had two chances in midweek for the Blades and I like him here to score at any time as he is a threat at set-pieces. Kemar Roofe had nine shots in midweek, three of which hit the target and yet still did not score. He is unlikely to have the same ratio here but he must be due a goal and I also like the Leeds man to score.

 

John Egan anytime scorer

Kemar Roofe anytime scorer

 

Sheffield United have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Leeds United

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

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

AVG Goals

1.6

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

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Leeds United Form Guide

Leeds United Team Logo

Leeds United

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L H

29-12-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

01-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

11-01-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-01-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

02-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

09-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades had gone three without a win but with two of these ending in a draw it means they have lost one of their last six and two of their last 11. The next five games at their own place are against teams in the top-half of the table.

At Bramall Lane, they are unbeaten in the eight previous though three of these last six have ended all-square. Three of the last six visitors to this ground have failed to find the back of the net.

Sheffield United are averaging 2.89 goals per fixture with the Blades themselves averaging 1.68 of these. Each of their last two and five of their last seven have seen both teams find the back of the net.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) is closing in on a return otherwise the Blades have a clean bill of health.

Leeds United Preview

The Whites have won three of their last four and lost just one of their previous six to keep pace at the top. They face a testing run ahead with three of their next four on the road and four of their next five against top-half sides.

Away from Elland Road, they have lost two of their three previous though they have lost just twice on their travels this season. United have found the net at least once in each of their nine road games.

Leeds United are averaging 2.58 goals per fixture with they themselves averaging 1.68 of these. Five of their last eight and seven of their last 11 have seen both teams find the back of the net.

 

Leeds United Team News

Pontus Jansson (foot) is a doubt while Gaetano Berardi (muscle), Luke Ayling, Izzy Brown (both knee) are a few weeks away from a return. Conor Shaughnessy (also muscle) and Patrick Bamford (also knee) are long-term absentees.

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

1.4

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
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
12 CD John Egan 185 72
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
17 CF David McGoldrick 185 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Bailey Peacock-Farrell 188 73
6 CD Liam Cooper 180 73
18 CD Pontus Jansson 194 89
23 CD Kalvin Phillips 177 72
43 RM Mateusz Klich 180 67
3 CM Barry Douglas 178 64
15 CM Stuart Dallas 186 81
4 LM Adam Forshaw 185 71
10 RF Ezgjan Alioski 172 63
7 CF Kemar Roofe 178 71
19 LF Pablo Hernandez 173 70