Sheffield vs Leicester: betting tips: Premier League preview & predictionSheffield United have started the season brightly in the Premier League, but will face a tough task when they go up against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester.
The Blades are still unbeaten in the campaign, having drawn the opening day fixture against Bournemouth and beating Crystal Palace last weekend.
Though, they’ll face their biggest test when they go up against Leicester City.The Foxes have started the season decently, but have only picked up two points so far.
Brendan Rodgers’ side were frustrated against Wolves on the opening day, having to settle for a point.
They followed that up with an impressive performance against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, drawing the game 1-1, but deserving of more.
Despite Sheffield United being the home team on this occasion, it is Leicester City who are seen as the bookies’ favourites.
In the goalscorer market, it will come as no surprise which team dominates.Jamie Vardy tops the odds, priced as the favourite to score first at 15/4.Vardy is then followed by Kelechi Iheanacho at 6/1 and Ayoze Perez at 13/2.
Sheffield United’s most likely players to score first according to the bookies are Billy Sharp and Olivier McBurnie, both priced at 7/1.James Maddison, priced at 15/2 to score first after his Man of the Match performance against Chelsea, represents very good value in this market.
It really is an exciting time to be a Sheffield United fan, and an equally brilliant time to be a neutral looking in from the outside.
There’s a lot to admire about Chris Wilder’s side, from centre-backs that practically operate as wing-backs to their British core of players.While some tipped the Premier League to be too much for the Blades, they’re currently proving their doubters wrong.
Sheffield United have currently picked up four points, with a draw against Bournemouth and a win over Crystal Palace.Starting with the Cherries, the Blades actually gave the game a pretty good go and were not willing to sit back and defend for a point.” alt=”” aria-hidden=”true” />
While Bournemouth scored first, Billy Sharp brought United level in the 88th minute, securing a vital point away from home.
They then took their performance to another level against Crystal Palace, where they really started to receive the plaudits.Roy Hodgson’s side dominated the possession, but it was Wilder’s side who created the most chances, having 15 shots to Palace’s six.
Having nullified the threat of Wilfried Zaha and co., John Lundstram’s goal in the 47th minute was enough to seal Sheffield United their first Premier League points in a very long time.
Now, they’ll be looking to replicate their performance against Palace and improve upon it when Leicester visit this weekend.While on paper Leicester haven’t started the season great, beyond the surface it’s a different story.
In their opening game against Wolves, the Foxes dominated their opponents.
Brendan Rodgers’ side actually finished the game with 70% possession, as well as making 665 passes to Wolves’ 291.Unfortunately for Leicester, they were unable to make the breakthrough and had to settle for a point despite their dominance.
While the Foxes were slow out the gate in the first half, Leicester arguably deserved to win the game following their second-half performance.
After Mason Mount’s goal, Wilfred Ndidi levelled the scoring in the 67th minute.James Maddison then missed a golden opportunity to take the lead when he blazed a close-range shot over the bar.
So while their points tally doesn’t look very positive, Leicester’s performances have been nothing less than impressive.To take the next step, Brendan Rodgers’ side must now start turning those performances into points and push themselves up the table.