Thursday, January 21, 2021

Under 2.5 goals at Sheffield United vs Leicester 4/5 for Sunday’s Premier League showdown

Competition: Premier League

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 4/5 @ 888sport

In a battle between two sides who are really seeking a bounce this weekend, Leicester and Sheffield United will meet at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Sheffield United might have made the trip to West Brom last weekend knowing that they were facing a six-point showdown, it was another night of heartbreak for Chris Wilder’s men. Suffering a 1-0 loss at the Hawthorns against the Premier League returners, the Blades find themselves in the midst of a top-flight nightmare. While they might have shocked many across the country as they burst onto the scene last season, United have managed to muster just a single point from their opening 10 contests this time around. Now the leading contender to lose their Premier League status this campaign, Wilder’s side also have a real reputation for their glaring issues in front of goal. Drawing another blank against the Baggies last time out, Sunday’s hosts have managed to score just four goals so far this season, the joint-worst tally in the division.

As for the visitors, although Leicester might have briefly found themselves holding top spot in the Premier League table last month, the Foxes also find themselves in the midst of a real blip. While they did leave the likes of Jamie Vardy at home in midweek, Brendan Rodgers’ men were hit with a shock 1-0 defeat away at Ukrainian outfit Zorya on Europa League duties. Now just about managing to hold onto their spot in the top-four, the former Liverpool boss will also be concerned by his side’s lackluster display at the King Power on Monday evening. Eventually hit with a 2-1 defeat against early-season relegation scrappers Fulham, Leicester have managed to pick up just a single point from their last four matchups across all formats. Also recording more than a single strike in just one of their last seven Premier League fixtures, we’re backing a low-scoring contest on Sunday.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Sheffield United vs Leicester 4/5 for Sunday’s Premier League showdown @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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