Sheffield United v Leicester City - Football Live Match Preview

Sheffield United vs Leicester City

Despite many predicting Sheffield to fail in the Premier League, the team from the steel city have made a great start to their latest top flight journey.

PaddyPower Pre-Match Odds: Sheffield United 12/5, Draw 9/4, Leicester City 6/5*

 

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A 1-1 draw away at Bournemouth was a great prelude to their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. 

 

Leicester, despite not winning, can also be pretty pleased with the way things have started. A 0-0 home draw with Wolves was regarded as a slow start however, their following 1-1 draw away at Chelsea was seen as a positive step forward. 

 

This is a really interesting game yet the bookmakers strongly fancy Leicester to win away at Bramall Lane. Priced at 6/5, it’s clear the Foxes are in the bookies good books. 

 

However, we don’t think that Chris Wilder’s side are going to make their life so easy. United are intent on turning their home ground into a fortress; something they proved in that first game against Palace. 

 

Therefore, our recommendation is to back a draw. With the tie being priced at 9/4 it not only offers value but it does seem like a realistic outcome. 

 

Recommendation

Draw – 21/20 PaddyPower*

 

*prices correct at time of writing and are subject to change

 

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Simulation

Leicester City vs Sheffield United

There is a 27.0% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Leicester City, at 50.1%, are heavy favorites to beat Sheffield United who have just a 23.0% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Leicester City 1.7 to Sheffield United 1.1.
In simulation wins, Sheffield United upsets Leicester City by averaging 10.9 shots and 3.9 shots on goal.
They average 2.2 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.6 in simulation losses.

Leicester City

Players Shots SG Goals G%
J. Vardy 2.37 1.08 0.63 46.36%
Ayoze Pérez 1.71 0.77 0.38 31.30%
Ricardo Pereira 0.89 0.23 0.07 6.94%

League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA +/- Points
1 Liverpool 22 21 1 0 52 14 38 64
2 Manchester City 24 16 3 5 65 27 38 51
3 Leicester City 24 15 3 6 52 24 28 48
4 Chelsea 24 12 4 8 41 32 9 40
5 Manchester United 24 9 7 8 36 29 7 34
6 Tottenham 24 9 7 8 38 32 6 34
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 8 10 5 34 30 4 34
8 Sheffield United 24 8 9 7 25 23 2 33
9 Southampton 24 9 4 11 31 42 -11 31
10 Arsenal 24 6 12 6 32 34 -2 30
11 Crystal Palace 24 7 9 8 22 28 -6 30
12 Everton 24 8 6 10 28 35 -7 30
13 Burnley 24 9 3 12 28 38 -10 30
14 Newcastle United 24 8 6 10 24 36 -12 30
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 24 6 7 11 27 34 -7 25
16 Aston Villa 24 7 4 13 31 45 -14 25
17 West Ham United 23 6 5 12 27 38 -11 23
18 AFC Bournemouth 24 6 5 13 23 37 -14 23
19 Watford 24 5 8 11 21 36 -15 23
20 Norwich City 24 4 5 15 24 47 -23 17

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