Newly promoted Leeds United will play away to Sheffield United in a Yorkshire derby this Sunday. Leeds have been entertaining so far. Sheffield United could not be further from Leeds in that regard, being the only team yet to score a goal in the Premier League this season. Another goalless game on Sunday will record the first time in their history failing to score in their first three games of the season. The supporters will be discouraged for their league-low tally of 13 shots so far.
Sheffield United vs Leeds United preview
Sheffield United’s strategy is to keep the sharp Leeds’ attack at bay and have been hit by John Egan’s suspension following his controversial red card against Aston Villa last weekend.
38-year-old Phil Jagielka could replace Egan who was suspended after his red card against Aston Villa on Monday, though summer loan signing Ethan Ampadu is likely to be handed the task.
There are options to replace David McGoldrick and Oliver Burke up front, this calls upon Billy Sharp and Oli McBurnie respectively for Leeds.
Meanwhile, Leeds are still without Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw, who are not expected back before the international break next month.
- Sheffield United have lost their last 5 Premier League matches.
- Sheffield have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches in all competition against Leeds as host.
- Leeds United have won 2 and lost 4 matches in their previous meetings with Sheffield.
- Leeds United have seen 3 red cards against Sheffield in their last six matches.
- The Peacocks have seen over 2.5 goals produced in their last 5 matches.
Head to head
This will be a tough game for the pair, considering the Blades have been defeating Leeds United in previous matches. In their previous match Sheffield United earned 3 points by beating Marcelo Bielsa’s 10 men after Kiko Cassila was sent off.
This could be a very interesting match between these two teams, the Peacock are aiming to continue with their streak. The away team is great at finishing score chances in the face of the box.
Our pundits believe the clash will favor Leeds United for a win on Sunday and betway has given 2.64 odds for a win while 1xbet has 2.63 for the same outcome.
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