Sheffield United v Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th August 2019

Blades to take a slice out of Leicester

Premier League Betting

Sheffield United v Leicester Betting Tips – Premier League, 24th August 3.00pm

The Blades have come to compete and they have come to entertain as well. It has been great stuff from Sheffield United having taken four points from their opening two games back up in the Premier League. Can they keep their momentum going? Leicester have taken back to back draws to kick their campaign off. Read our predictions for Sheffield United v Leicester.

Sheffield United v Leicester Betting Odds*

Leicester 11/10
Draw 13/5
Sheffield United 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)

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Sheffield United News and Form

It is just two games into the new Premier League season but Sheffield United have made a very good start. The Blades have claimed four points from their opening two fixtures the first of those coming in and away draw at Bournemouth. United had to fight back from being a goal down in that fixture. They followed that up with a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace. It is going to be so important for Sheffield United this season following their promotion to put together a strong campaign at Bramall Lane.

Draw/Sheff Utd HT/FT
7/1

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Sheffield United did really well on home soil in the Championship last season. They ended up with a W16 D4 L4 record at the Lane. It was a three-match unbeaten streak of form there that they came up with to close out the season with. So if you throw on top their win over Crystal Palace, then that is some strong form at home that they have. Actually Sheffield United impressively won 10 of their final 12 home games last season. Of course, getting anywhere near that form now up in the top flight is a bit of a stretch. But they do look as if they can imitate a lot of visiting teams. Their survival may depend on it.

Sheffield United v Leicester Head to Head

Leicester and the Blades last met in the 2017/18 season (EFL and FA Cup)
The Foxes are on a three-match winning streak against Sheff Utd in all competitions
The Blades are winless in six games against Leicester
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings

 

Key-Facts – Sheffield United v Leicester

  • Leicester drew with Chelsea in their last league game
  • The Blades have won 13 of their last 15 league home games
  • Sheffield United beat Crystal Palace last weekend

 

Leicester News and Form

The Foxes are going to get a tough game at Bramall Lane. They will know that. It has been two draws from two games for them so far. They got their first point at home against Wolves in a 0-0 result. They then fought back from a goal down to get a point at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last weekend. The Foxes really came to life for the first time this season in the second half of that game at Chelsea. Up until then, they looked had looked a little bit lifeless.

Leicester took an away record of W7 D4 L8. In their final four away games of the last campaign, Leicester lost just once, which was a 1-0 reverse at Manchester City. Leicester look as if they can deliver a really good, exciting game because of having a youthful, talented squad. They should be in the top half of the table easily and if they get into their flow could challenge for the European spots. Leicester have to have a look at their defence as they have no clean sheet in nine Premier League away games, rolling over from last season.

Sheffield United v Leicester Tips & Odds

Both teams to score YES at even money
Home win at 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)

Sheffield United v Leicester Predictions

Sheffield United to win: Has any team showed more fighting spirit already this season in the EPL than the Blades? Probably not. The atmosphere at Bramall Lane is fantastic and with Leicester not at their sharpest in the box yet, the Blades may be able to hassle their way to a good three points. Home win.


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