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Leeds United vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview



Leeds United vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview

Leeds United

Sheffield United

03 April 2021 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET Premier League Elland Road

Elland Road will host Saturday’s football game between Leeds United and Sheffield United. 

The Whites aim to build on a 2-1 win over Fulham, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against the rock-bottom side. 

Forshaw and Hernandez remain sidelined with injuries, while both Bamford and Rodrigo should be fit to face the Blades.

Sheffield United, on the other hand, are having a season to forget, and, as things stand now, they will compete in the Championship next season. 

Considering that the Blades are not regarded as good travellers, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Leeds United’s party at Elland Road. 

All Egan, Jack Robinson, O’Connell’, Berge, and Sharp are sidelined with injuries, while Basham is rated doubtful for the match. In the first half of the season Leeds United defeated Sheffield United thanks to Patrick Bamford’s late goal.

Leeds United vs Sheffield United: Head to Head

Teams Leeds Sheffield United played so far 13 matches.
Leeds won 3 direct matches. Sheffield United won 8 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.00 goals per Match.

Leeds United vs Sheffield United: Prediction

Leeds in actual season average scored 1.48 goals per match. In 9 (60.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (40.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Sheffield United average scored 0.86 goals per match in season 2021. In 12 (70.59%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (47.06%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Rodrigo Moreno missed the win at Fulham with a minor injury, but the two-week hiatus has given the forward a chance to rest up and he should be back available here.

Liam Cooper is another doubt for Leeds due to illness, while Adam Forshaw and Pablo Hernandez are definitely out.

Centre-back Diego Llorente played 45 minutes for Spain during the international break, while Ezgjan Alioski played a full part in North Macedonia's shock win over Germany on Wednesday, but both men are expected to start on Saturday.

Bamford scored the only goal in Leeds' 1-0 win at Bramall Lane in the reverse fixture - the last Leeds player to score home and away against Sheff Utd in the same league season was Peter Swan in 1987-88.

As for the visitors, who are being managed by Paul Heckingbottom until the end of the campaign following Chris Wilder's departure, they will hope to have a couple of key players back from injury.

John Egan and Chris Basham are closing in on a return, as is midfielder Sander Berge, while Enda Stevens is another pushing for inclusion despite withdrawing from the Republic of Ireland squad.

With Billy Sharp carrying an injury, Oli McBurnie and David McGoldrick may get the nod to lead United's attack.

Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski; Raphinha, Phillips, Dallas, Harrison; Roberts, Bamford

Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Ampadu; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, McBurnie