Championship Tips: Sheffield United v Leeds (Saturday, 12.30pm)

February 10, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Championship,Football

Championship promotion contenders Sheffield United will hope to bounce back from consecutive defeats as they travel host out-of-form Leeds United in a Yorkshire derby in the Championship on Saturday.

We take you through our Sheffield United v Leeds match preview and betting tips for the Saturday afternoon fixture at Bramall Lane…

Sheffield United v Leeds Match Prediction

Sheffield United win 10/11 – MarathonBet, Betway

Sheffield United v Leeds Best Bet

Sheffield United to win to nil 2/1 – Paddy Power

Sheffield United v Leeds Past Meetings

This will be the 80th competitive fixture between the two clubs, with Leeds ahead on the head-to-head record with 29 wins compared to Sheffield United United’s 27.

The Sheffield side won the corresponding fixture at Elland Road earlier in the campaign 2-1 thanks to goals from Billy Sharp and David Brooks.

Leeds have won only one of the last ten meetings between the two, and have lost six times in that run.

Sheffield United v Leeds Stats

Sheffield United have the 8th strongest home record in the division, while Leeds form on the road has been mixed – they sit 10th in terms of points won solely away from home.

The home side have lost consecutive matches without scoring a goal, going down 1-0 at home to Aston Villa before a 3-0 defeat at Wolves.

Sheffield United have scored only three goals in their last five outings and five in their last eight.

Leeds are without a win in seven and have appointed Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom to replace the sacked Marcus Christiansen.

The club have failed to score in four of those matches, while they have shipped four goals in each of their last two home games.

The Sheffield side sit 8th in the Championship, two points and two places above their opponents.

Sheffield United v Leeds Team News

Sheffield United may continue with their 3-5-2 formation used against Wolves with James Wilson and Leon Clarke both fighting to retain their striking positions. Goalkeeper Simon Moore is suspended and expected to be replaced by Jake Eastwood.

Leeds are expected to continue to deploy their 4-2-3-1 formation with Pierre-Michel Lasogga leading the line. Stuart Dallas is pushing for a start. Swiss defender Gaetano Berardi is suspended after his red card in the defeat to Cardiff.

Reason for Sheffield United v Leeds Bets

The hosts are favourites for this game despite losing each of their last two outings, which both came against sides in the division’s top three.

The visitors may have a new manager but they are without a win in seven and have problems both in attack and defence, with Bramall Lane one of the division’s least forgiving grounds

A home win should be expected but there is value to be found in betting the Sheffield side to win the regional derby to nil.

Prior to their recent defeat at league leaders Wolves, Sheffield United had conceded only four goals in their last eight matches – while Leeds have failed to find the net themselves four times in the last seven.

Derby matches also tend to be low-scoring, but home advantage and their superior points tally should mean the Sheffield club edge a game of few goals.

Sheffield United v Leeds Match Prediction

Sheffield United win 10/11 – MarathonBet, Betway

Sheffield United v Leeds Best Bet

Sheffield United to win to nil 2/1 – Paddy Power