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Leicester went into their game with bottom-six side Brighton last week, and ended up coming out on top thanks to Daniel Amartey’s late winner, and this week they go up against another side in the bottom-six, though the odds are certainly more in their favour this time round after they proved they can cope with their lengthy injury list.
The likes of James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and James Justin will all be out here again, to name a few, though we think they should have enough about them to get past this Sheffield United outfit.
The main drawback for Leicester here is the fact they’ve been far superior on the road this year than they have at the King Power, as they’ve lost two of their last three games here, as well as losing the Slavia Prague in the Europa League here, though this Blades outfit haven’t shown they have what it takes to pull off a result here.
After a really positive year for Chris Wilder and his side upon promotion, they’ve been nothing short of dreadful since ‘Project Restart’ and barring some sort of miracle it looks increasingly likely that they’ll be plying their trade in the Championship next season.
They’ve picked up just 14 points this season and while they’ve bee far from their best at Bramall Lane, it’s their away form that’s been even worse as they’ve picked up just four points from a possible 39 on the road this season.
Leicester -1 Handicap
As expected, the Leicester win in the 1x2 market doesn’t pose any decent value, but the handicap market looks to throw up some decent prices.
Of Leicester’s six home wins this season, five have come by at least two clear goals, including all three of their wins against the current bottom-seven sides.
While the Blades have been unlucky in some games this season with narrow defeats, half of their away defeats when excluding fellow bottom-six sides have been by two or more goals, and that looks the best bet here.
Jamie Vardy always proves a threat up top, and tends to come to life in the Premier League run in. Indeed, over the final 10 games of the last three seasons (30 matches), the Englishman has netted 22 goals and we’d expect a similar flurry toward the end of this campaign.
However, he’s not showing the kind of form to justify his price here, with only one goal in his last 14 appearances across all competitions, and without the creativity of Maddison and Barnes in behind him, we’ll ignore the goalscorer bet on this occasion.