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Sheffield United v Leicester Prediction & Betting Tips, 24th August 2019

23rd August 2019 / lee

Sheffield United v Leicester Premier League Preview, 24th August 3.00pm

The Blades have made a cracking start to life in the Premier League this season. Four points from their opening two games is a great reward for Chris Wilder’s men. They have to come to entertain apparently. Leicester have drawn their opening two games of the new season following a 1-1 result at Chelsea on Sunday. Read our Sheffield United v Leicester betting tips for more.

Sheffield United v Leicester Betting Odds*

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

Sheffield United News and Form

It may only be two games into the new season but Sheffield United have had a great start to their campaign. Their unbeaten so far having picked up four points from their opening two fixtures. The first of those points came in a 1-1 away draw at Bournemouth, the game in which the blades had to fight back from being a goal down in.

Then they had their first taste of success back up in the top flight as they produced a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane. There is such a good atmosphere at Bramall Lane that visiting teams are going to have an uncomfortable time there. Sheffield United had a great season on home soil in the Championship from which they earned promotion. The Blades earned a W16 D4 L4 record on home soil last term.

They finished the season on a three-match undefeated streak there so adding in this season’s victory over Crystal Palace and they have form behind them at Bramall Lane. Actually Sheffield United impressively won 10 of their final 12 home games last season. That kind of form looks and unrealistic target for Chris Wilder and his men up in the Premier League, but what you are going to get from the Blades is a very competitive and highly charged output.

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

Leicester News and Form

Leicester are going to know that they are in for an intense game up north. The Foxes have drawn their opening two games of this campaign, the first being a 0-0 home result against Wolves before they fought back to earn a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last weekend.

The second half of their game at Chelsea was the first time this season that the Foxes looked as if they were getting themselves into gear. Away from home in last season’s campaign, Leicester produced a record of W7 D4 L8. They only lost one of their last four away games as well, and the one reverse in the sequence was a 1-0 defeat at Manchester City.

There is a lot of exciting promise about Leicester and once they get into their flow they should be easily a lock for a top-10 finish this season. If you count up their 1-1 draw at Chelsea last weekend there has been no clean sheet by Leicester in any of their last nine Premier League away games.

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.)

Who will win – Sheffield United v Leicester Predictions

Hats off to the Blades who look as if they are going to have a real go at things this season in the top flight. Bramall Lane is not going to be an easy place for visitors to go this season and the Blades may be able to get themselves a win here against  Leicester side who haven’t quite clicked in the final third.

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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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