Leicester City vs Sheffield United Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Leicester City take on Sheffield United in FA Cup action this Friday. Read the match predictions to find out why we predict the home side to progress to the next round.
Leicester City v Sheffield United FC TIPS
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Leicester City vs Sheffield United Preview
Leicester last met Sheff Utd in the League Cup back in August where they progressed comfortably with a 4-1 win away at Bramall Lane. That match saw two goals from Islam Slimani and one from Ahmed Musa who have now been loaned out to Newcastle and CSKA Moscow but they should have enough firepower from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, who is back playing first-team football following disruptions regarding his refused transfer request in January, to pose some attacking threat on the Blades.
Leicester have had mixed form of late and are currently winless in their last three matches. In their most recent fixture, they suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat to Manchester City which Leicester manager Claude Puel will want his team to put aside coming into Friday’s game.
Shinji Okazaki is likely to miss the game with a knee injury while defender Wes Morgan could make his return to the squad following a month and a half long absence with a hamstring injury.
Sheffield United suffered two consecutive defeats against Aston Villa and Wolves but bounced back with a 2-1 victory over Leeds on Saturday. They’ve had a mixed run of form this season which has left them just outside of the playoff zone. They have two winnable games against QPR and Hull following Friday’s FA Cup clash which manager Chris Wilder will be hoping to collect maximum points from and move them back up the table to be in with a chance of playing in the Premier League next season.
Goalkeeper Simon Moore picked up a straight red in the 3-0 loss against Championship leaders Wolves and will be suspended for this match while midfielder Paul Coutts is still out with a long-term leg injury.
Leicester City vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
- Leicester have won 4 drawn 2 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Sheffield United have won 5 drawn 2 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Leicester have scored an average of 1.6 goals and conceded an average of 1.1 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Sheffield United have scored an average of 1 goal and conceded an average of 0.8 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Leicester’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Sheffield United’s previous 10 matches
Leicester City vs Sheffield United Predictions
If Sheffield United are at their best they will give Leicester a game and have a chance of progressing through to the final eight. However, Leicester will prove tougher to break down than the likes of Ipswich and Preston who the Blades saw off with 1-0 victories in previous rounds. The home draw should give Leicester the advantage on Friday as they have proved hard to beat at the King Power Stadium where they are unbeaten in their last five, winning three of those without conceding.
RECENT Head To Head
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Historical stats show even results between these two sides with each picking up six wins from the fifteen times they have played each other. Leicester have won the last two meetings with the most recent being a 4-1 victory away from home in August when Leicester eliminated Sheff United from the League Cup with ease.
Live Leicester v Sheffield United Updates
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