Two sides that are in dire need to return to winning ways in the Premier League face off each other this weekend. Sheffield United will be playing host to Leicester City at the Bramall Lane. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 5:15 pm.
The Blades head into the match on the back of a five-game losing streak, while Leicester City has lost back to back matches in the top flight and three of their last four across all competitions.
Last weekend’s 1-0 loss to West Brom meant that Sheffield United have the worst start of any club in the Premier League history. The side has only one point from a possible 30 to their name, coming from a 1-1 draw at home to Fulham. It also marks their worst start to a season in English top-flight history.
However, it seems Chris Wilder already has the backup of the board to continue with his role at the club. A loss this weekend could change their stance, especially with relegation after two years on English top-flight coming under threat.
Leicester is 16 places and 17 points better off than their opponents but does not mean that a victory this weekend is any less imperative for Brendan Rodgers’s men. The side recently followed up their 2-0 loss to Liverpool to a surprising 2-1 loss at home to Fulham.
Sheffield United vs Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other with Sheffield United taking two wins while Leicester City with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
West Brom 1-0 Sheffield
Sheffield 1-0 West Ham
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield
Sheffield 0-1 Manchester City
Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield
Zorya Luhansk 1-0 Leicester City
Leicester City 1-2 Fulham
Sporting Braga 3-3 Leicester City
Liverpool 3-0 Leicester City
Leicester City 1-0 Wolves
Sheffield United Team News
Doubts ahead of the clash include Ampadu and Enda Stevens, while Jack O’Conell’s long-term absence is felt deeply. Wilder might feel tempted to change things following their latest loss with Rhian Brewster, John Lundstram and Lys Mousset pushing for inclusion.
Leicester City Team News
Rodgers has a massive injury boost ahead of their clash with the returns of Ricardo Perreira, Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi. All three are under assessment for fitness with Rodgers expected to revert to a similar starting XI.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams will be looking to pick a winner, but the form by United is far from worse compared to the Foxes.
Leicester City Win
Goals Under 2.5
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