England Premier League
Saturday 24th August 2019
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Bramall Lane
It’s just the way the fixtures work out and Sheffield United will be playing their 2nd game in a row at home whilst Leicester will be making their 2nd away trip on the spin.
The Blades will be delighted with their start, 2 games and still undefeated with 4 points and in 8th position - this Premier League game is a doddle, right? Well playing a team that pose genuine threat in Leicester may just tell us more about the mental strengths and capacity of Sheffield United and this could be a fascinating game.
United’s strength has to be at home, and getting the win last weekend over Crystal Palace even by just 1 goal to nil was a massive result, it will give the players a lift and a belief, that they can start securing points at home on a regular basis.
Leicester have also had a decent start with two draws from two tough games. Their 0-0 result at home to Wolves could have been seen as two points dropped but Wolves could be very strong this season, but their next game showed a lot of character going to Chelsea and getting a 1-1 draw after being a goal down. It was significant in the fact that this was Frank Lampard’s first game in charge at Stamford Bridge with a roaring crowd to boot, and yet Brendan Rodgers team focused when under pressure and in fact finished the game strongly too. It wasn’t a vintage performance but any team that takes points from Chelsea at the Bridge deserves some plaudits.
Sheffield United: John Fleck has a minor hamstring injury and could well make this game but there has been no confirmation. Other than than the Blades are injury free
Leicester: Ben Chilwell has a hip problem and looks set to miss this game, he could return by the end of the month though
Sheffield Utd vs Leicester Head to Head:
The last time the teams met here was in 2017 when Leicester won 4-1.
Leicester have won the last 3 meetings.
Sheffield United have not beaten Leicester since 2008.
3 of the last 4 matches when Sheffield United have been at home has seen both teams to score.
Sheffield Utd vs Leicester Prediction:
Sheffield United did very well in beating Crystal Palace, but in truth they got lucky with the win as Palace missed many chances. Leicester are unlikely to do the same and will come here with some confidence after their draw with Chelsea, which most probably felt like a win in the dressing room. As long as Rodgers has the players in a good place then they can come here and get a result, and we are going to back the Foxes to get all three points but for extra security will cover the draw. Also, perhaps Jamie Vardy can open up his account in this game.
Sheffield Utd vs Leicester Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (0.0 Leicester) at 1.575
Anytime goalscorer: Jamie Vardy at 2.75
Red Card to be shown at 5.00