Leeds – Sheffield Utd SOCCER PICKS
Leeds United and Sheffield United meet at Elland Road, in a match for the 38th round of the Championship. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, on 01-12-2018, Leeds United won away by (0-1). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1.
After 22 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses, the home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 73 points won. In their last match, they won at Reading out by (0-3), after in the previous match they won by (0-1) away, in a match against Bristol City. For the league, Leeds United won 24 points out of 30 possible points, after 8 wins and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 16 of the last 18 matches they played for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, they only got 4 comebacks in the 18 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Leeds enter this game motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 0-3, in the displacement to the field of Reading: Klich and Pablo Hernandez scored the goals of the victory. The whole of the house usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, privileging a style of game of constant transitions. It should be noted that, in this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players are Pablo Hernández, Bamford and Harrison. Counter-attacks are the main weakness of the local emblem, with the main weakness being the individual errors of its players. For this day, coach Marcelo Bielsa should not be able to count on Eunan O’Kane, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position of the league, with 71 points won, after 21 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Rotherham United, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Brentford, by (2-0). In the last away game in this competition, they have tied (0-0) against Sheffield Wednesday. In the last 10 away league matches Sheffield United has a record of 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 10 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
The Sheffield United enter this motivated action, after a home victory by 2-0 in the reception to the Brentford: McGoldrick and Norwood marked the goals of the triumph. The visiting team usually acts in a 5-3-2, favoring a slower and more organized style of play, attacking, preferably, through the central corridor. In this tactical design, the two most advanced players will be Hogan and McGoldrick, with Norwood, Fleck and Dowell acting in the midfield. Coach Chris Wilder should not be able to count on Madine, for being suspended.