The race for the top four is becoming more of a struggle with only four matches remaining in the league. Leicester City has the chance to solidify their stand in the rankings at the King Power Stadium against side Sheffield United. The match schedules for Thursday with kickoff at 20:00 GMT.
The hopes for a solid top-four finish remained shuttered at the Vitality Stadium following a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Bournemouth. The side lost out on three crucial points that could elevate the club to third on the rankings.
Leicester City is currently fourth on the table with 59 points, tied with Manchester United and one point behind Chelsea. The Foxes have Obafemi to thanks following a 2-2 dramatic draw for the Red Devils.
The Red Devils are neck to neck with the side the Foxes, and any mishap could see Brendan Rodger’s side fall out of Champions League football. The restart has been a hard pill for Rodgers to swallow, with the side losing the vigor it had at the beginning of the season.
Sheffield United are currently 7th on the table with 54 points. However, with the overturning of the UEFA ban for Manchester City, the side has to pull a win this Thursday for Europa Football. The side pulled off an upset win over side Chelsea in their last outing.
Leicester City vs. Sheffield United Head to Head
Both sides have nine games against each other, with the Foxes taking home five wins against the two wins by Sheffield. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Bournemouth 4-1 Leicester City
Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City
Leicester City 3-0 Crystal Palace
Everton 2-1 Leicester City
Sheffield 3-0 Chelsea
Sheffield 1-0 Wolves
Burnley 1-1 Sheffield
Sheffield 3-1 Tottenham
Leicester City Team News
Prolific defender Soyuncu sets to remain on the sidelines after picking up a red card in their last outing. Right-back Ricardo Perreira sets to miss out the season after picking a long term injury. The same goes for left-back Chilwell. Rodgers might have to risk Madison, who has been on the sidelines with a short term injury.
Sheffield United Team News
Netting his first goal since the restart in the league, McGoldrick sets to inflict more woes on the side following an impressive performance in their last outing. McBurnie gained the faith of Chris Wilder ahead of veteran forward Sharp.
Prediction and Odds
Leicester misses some major first-team players in their squad due to injuries; we expect a heated encounter.
Both Teams to Score
First Team to Score: Home