Kick-off: 1500, 03/04/2021
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Amazon Prime
Sheffield United may be resigned to relegation but Yorkshire pride should spur them on when visiting Leeds in Saturday’s Premier League derby.
There has been only one goal between these teams in their last five meetings and another close encounter could be on the cards at Elland Road.
Let’s go with 6/4 for either side to win by exactly one goal again for our first Leeds vs Sheff Utd prediction.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds have been dogged by inconsistency all season but went into the international break in good spirits.
The Whites followed up a goalless draw with Chelsea by prevailing 2-1 at Fulham, which left them in 11th place on 39 points.
Goals from Patrick Bamford and Raphinha secured victory at Craven Cottage and moved Leeds 13 points clear of their 18th-placed opponents in the table.
Marcelo Bielsa commented: “I think our team has improved in a lot of aspects, they’ve improved in the way they compete and how we manage different parts of the game.”
Bamford is having an excellent campaign, taking his tally of top-flight goals to 14 to lie fourth in the Golden Boot table.
He grabbed the only goal of the game when these sides met at Bramall Lane in late September and 14/1 for that to happen again takes the eye from the Leeds vs Sheff Utd odds.
Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Bamford, Roberts, Raphinha.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
There was a worry that Sheffield United had thrown in the towel for the season when thrashed 5-0 by Leicester after Chris Wilder’s departure.
However, they turned in a battling display when beaten 2-0 at Chelsea in the FA Cup, only going down to an Oliver Norwood own goal and Hakim Ziyech’s stoppage-time strike.
Their opponents had other chances to score, but so did the Blades, with David McGoldrick heading wide from close range and Kepa Arrizabalaga saving from Oliver McBurnie.
Interim manager Paul Heckingbottom said: “It’s a sickener but there are a lot of pleasing things.
“We more than deserved extra-time. We want to look forward and take the positives.
“I don’t think we started in the first half but we had a go second half and I was pleased with the response.
“I’m encouraged. It’s been another week of turmoil and adversity, the boys we have put out showed a fight and willingness.”
This derby is tailor-made for another battling display and 13/10 for the scores to be level at the break is added to our Leeds vs Sheff Utd betting tips.
Last Sheff Utd line-up: Ramsdale, Baldock, Stevens, Jagielka, Bogle, Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood, Osborn, McBurnie, McGoldrick.
Fulham 1-2 LEEDS – Patrick Bamford, Raphinha
Chelsea 2-0 SHEFF UTD
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