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Leeds v Sheffield United Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th March 2019

15th March 2019 / lee
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Leeds v Sheffield United Championship Preview, 16th March 12.30pm

This is the big game for the Championship weekend as it features second-placed Leeds taking on third-placed Sheffield United. Leeds are two points ahead of the Blades. Will Leeds be able to defend their position in the table, or even strengthen their shot at a top-two finish? Or will yhe Blades make a big move by leapfrogging them? Read our Leeds v Sheffield United betting tips for more.

Leeds v Sheffield United Betting Odds*

Leeds 11/10
Draw 12/5
Sheffield United 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 10:17 p.m.)

Leeds News and Form

Leeds are on a three-match winning streak in the league after a 3-0 success out at Reading last weekend. That was their third clean sheet in a row as well. So it is going really well for them at the moment. This is a tough game for them against third-placed Sheffield United. Leeds are on a three-match winning streak at Elland Road in the Championship. Overall this season Leeds are W12 D3 L3 on home soil in the second tier. So that has been a very good return. Their scoring has gone well at an average of 1.8 goals per home game.

Leeds have conceded at under a goal per game at home this season. In total, they have earned a clean sheet in 44% of games at Elland Road. Both teams have scored in 50% of games there. In their last home game, they produced a stunning 4-0 home win over West Brom. Leeds have scored 62% of their home goals in the second half of matches. Just two sides in the division have a better home record than Leeds.

Leeds v Sheffield United Head to Head

Leeds earned a 1-0 away win at Sheffield United earlier this season
The Blades were on a three-match winning streak over the Whites before that
Leeds have won one of their last four at home against United
The Blades have won five of the previous nine previous Championship meetings

Sheffield United News and Form

The Blades are bang in form in their own promotion push as well. They have taken back to back 2-0 wins over Bradford and Rotherham in the division. They are currently undefeated in their last nine games, home and away in the division. Away from home, they are on a four-match undefeated streak, part of an overall W8 D5 L5 road record this season. They have had their struggles away against the stronger sides though it is worth noting. They are W1 D3 L4 in their eight away games against sides currently in the top half of the table.

Sheffield United have scored an average of 1.5 goals per away game this season while they have taken a clean sheet in 33% of their away games. The Blades have drawn three for their last four on the road and have taken just the one victory in their last five away from Bramall Lane (D1 L1). Four of their five away defeats suffered this season have been by a one-goal margin. They have a great half time away record of W7 D9 L2. 62% of the away goals they have conceded have been in the second half of matches. They currently boast the second-best defensive record in the division.

Leeds v Sheffield United Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 4/5
1-1 correct score at 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 10:17 p.m.)

Who will win – Leeds v Sheffield United Predictions

Big games like this often fail to get going really and therefore the most likely outcome is the draw. It most certainly is a game that neither are going to want to lose and caution may win out at the end of the day. Draw.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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