Thursday night’s match between Leicester and Sheffield United is a massive game for both clubs. Leicester. Manchester United dropping two points against Southampton has rekindled Leicester’s Champions League aspirations with the Foxes ahead of Man United on goal difference.
But a great run of form has put Sheffield United on the brink of grabbing a Europa league spot and, with the Blades hitting form at just the right time, they look a value price to beat the Foxes. That’s why our tip for Leicester vs Sheffield United is Sheffield United to win.
Leicester may have been handed another chance by Man United’s slip-up, but the big question is are the Foxes playing well enough to take advantage of it. They’ve won just one of their last five games, with that win coming against a struggling Crystal Palace team. They’ve also drawn against Brighton and Arsenal and lost to Everton. They were even worse in their last match, in which goal-shy Bournemouth somehow managed to score four.
Sheffield United looked to have blown their chance of playing Europe with a poor start after lockdown but they’ve come back fighting by taking 10 points from their last four games. They’ve taken three big scalps in Tottenham, Chelsea, and Wolves and, while those wins came at home, their confidence looks high enough to topple a jittery Leicester side away from home.
Leicester did win 2-1 at Bramhall Lane earlier in the season but that victory came when the Foxes where playing exhilarating football and looked assured of playing Champions League football next season. The pressure of that challenge now seems to be getting to Leicester and a Sheffield United win must be the bet with the Blades in a buoyant mood.
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