Leeds United vs Sheffield United
Saturday 16th March 2019
The Championship, Elland Road
Live on Sky Sports Football/Sky Sports Main Event– Kick-Off: 12:30 GMT
Leeds United and Sheffield United meet this weekend in a match that could have a huge effect on the automatic promotion places in the SkyBet Championship.
Both teams are in red hot form entering this match. The home side have won their last three matches and have scored eight unanswered goals. Meanwhile, the visitors have won six of their last eight matches and drawn the other two.
Leeds United are favourites for this match and are priced at 21/20 to win by SkyBet. Marcelo Bielsa has been making plenty of improvements at Leeds united and one noticeable is their form at Elland Road. They have won eight of their last ten home matches and beat their opponents last time they met there in 2010. A win would see Leeds jump five points ahead of Sheffield United and maybe overtake Norwich in top spot. Pablo Hernandez has been in great form and grabbed a brace in their last outing away at Reading. The Spaniard is priced at 14/1 to score from outside the area.
Leeds defence has been incredibly impressive since the turn of the year. They have conceded just one goal from open play and are priced at 5/2 to win to nil.
Sheffield United are priced at very tempting odds of 5/2 to win. Chris Wilder’s side are unbeaten in nine matches as they are pushing for a top two spot. However, their away form has been their downfall at times as their clinical edge seems to disappear. They have drawn three of their last five away matches. Billy Sharp has been the talisman this season with 22 goals and is priced at 15/8.
The referee for this match will be David Coote. The official has not been in charge of too many Championship matches however has averaged 36.1 booking points. Expect cards due to the calibre of the match – 60+ booking points is 5/4.
Leeds United vs Sheffield United will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Football with kick off at 12:30 GMT.
Prediction: Leeds United 2 – Sheffield United 1
– The home advantage could see Bielsa’s side rally on in this promotion six-pointer.
Suggested Tips – Leeds United vs Sheffield United – (BET365):
- Correct score: Leeds United to win – 2-1 – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Leeds United vs Sheffield United – (SKYBET):
- Price Boost – Patrick Bamford and Billy Sharpe to both score – 9/1.
- Leeds United Price Boost – Leeds United to win and BTTS yes – 9/2.
- Total Goals, Corners and Cards – Over 1.5 goals, over 8.5 corners, over 25 booking points. – 1/1.
- Popular RequestABet – Sharp to score a header and Klich to score from outside the area – 100/1.
- RequestABet Specials 80/1 and above – Bamford & Jansson to score a header – 200/1.
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