Preston vs Sheffield United Betting Tips And Predictions

Lilywhites can deny the Blades at Deepdale

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England Preston vs Sheffield United England
17th September 2022
Kick Off: 1500 hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Draw
Bookmaker bet365
Odds: 23/10 odds recorded 18:15 GMT on September 15th 2022 at bet365

Preston have been holding ground in the middle of the Championship table and have proven to be a tough side to beat.

But the Lilywhites are yet to find their winning touch at Deepdale this season.

Can they defy the odds on Saturday and make it happen against current leaders Sheffield United?

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Preston Preview – Can Lilywhites Defend Home Turf?

Preston have suffered only one loss this season, which was at home against Birmingham.

It left their overall season record at Deepdale at D4 L1 in the second tier.

In midweek at home, Preston played out a 1-1 draw with Burnley.

So on the evidence of their overall home form, Preston look good enough for a point at least.

But can they do enough to push on for a victory?

In the match outright for Preston vs Sheffield United betting tips, the home win is the underdog option at 11/5*

The biggest problem that Preston have been having this season is putting the ball in the back of the net.

They have scored only three times all season across their nine matches.

At home, it has been only the one goal netted.

But on the other side of the coin, Preston are defensively very strong having conceded in just two matches.

Our betting prediction:
1-1 Correct Score

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* (odds recorded 18:15 GMT on September 15th 2022 at bet365)


In last season’s corresponding fixture, there was an exciting 2-2 draw.

That’s how both matches between the two sides ended last term.

Three of the last five meetings at Deepdale in all competitions have produced a draw (Preston W1 L1).

So share of the spoils may not be too far away in this one.

Given that the home side are likely going to have to do a lot of defending against the in-form Blades, that does diminish their chances of racking up goals.

So the 1-1 correct score for Preston vs Sheffield United betting tips may be an interesting play at 5/1 odds*


Sheffield United Preview – Blades Bang In Form

Sheffield United have looked very strong in the second tier this season and finished midweek top of the pile.

That was with a 1-0 win away at Swansea.

The victory moved Sheffield United onto a W6 D2 L1 record this season.

Away from Bramall Lane, their road record reads W2 D2 L1.

The one defeat that they suffered happened in a 1-0 reverse against Watford.

But since then they are undefeated in four away matches, winning the last two.

In the match outright odds, Sheffield United are the 13/10 favourites*

Just like Preston, they have been excellent in defence.

Sheffield United have conceded an average of 0.56 goals per game this term.

But away from home that rises to 0.80 per match.


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Sheffield United will be targeting their fourth straight league clean sheet.

This will be just their second away game against a team currently in the top half of the table though.

That other one was the loss against Watford.

Under 2.5 goals have appeared in each of Sheffield United’s last three away games.

Combine that with under 2.5 goals cropping up in Preston’s last nine Championship games, there’s a clear trend there.


Preston vs Sheffield United Betting Tips

This looks as if it will be a lot tighter than perhaps the match outright odds suggest.

Preston are a good, organised defensive side and can hold their own on the weekend against the leaders.

It’s just hard to see the Lilywhites doing enough for the win. So the draw is the first pick at 23/10*


Key Facts – Preston vs Sheffield United Selected Stats

  • Preston’s last nine league games have gone under 2.5 goals
  • Preston are unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 Champions matches
  • Preston are unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 Champions matches


Sheffield United’s form can’t be ignored of course either as they are in great shape currently.

But after their midweek action, they could just get denied at Deepdale.

The 1-1 correct score is the other player for betting tips at 5/1*

* all odds recorded 18:15 GMT on September 15th 2022 at bet365

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The Best Betting Odds For Preston vs Sheffield United

Preston to win: 11/5 at bet365
Draw: 23/10 at bet365
Sheffield United to win: 13/10 at bet365