LU vs SHF Dream11: Clashes between these two Yorkshire sides always contain some serious spice and despite no fans being allowed into Elland Road, the same is expected between Leeds and Sheffield Utd. The Blades are sat rock bottom of the Premier League, 14 points adrift of safety and destined for the Championship. Paul Heckingbottom’s first game is interim boss saw his side thrashed 5-0 by Leicester and his former club Leeds would love a similar result in this match. Whilst the Whites have struggled at home in recent fixtures, winning just two of their last six league games on their own patch, Marcelo Bielsa’s side should prove far too strong for a Blades outfit devoid on belief, ideas and confidence.
Date: 3 April, Saturday
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds
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Leeds United – W-D-L-L-W
Sheffield United – L-L-W-L-L
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
LU Wins- 04
SHF Wins– 00
Leeds United News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa will be unable to call upon the services of midfielder Adam Forshaw. There are doubts over the availability of Spain internationals Rodrigo Moreno and Pablo Hernandez, as well as Scottish centre-back Liam Cooper.
Expected changes and Strategy: Liam Cooper has been out with illness for well over two weeks now but Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed he will return to the matchday squad here.
Leeds United Starting XI (Likely)
Sheffield United News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Sheffield United will be without Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge, centre-back Jack O’Connell, defender Jack Robinson and midfielder Jack Rodwell. There are doubts over the availability of left-back Enda Stevens, veteran striker Billy Sharp and centre-backs John Egan and Chris Basham.
Expected changes and Strategy: Kieran Gibbs should be fit after a two-week break from West Brom’s previous Premier League game. Meanwhile, the likes of Semi Ajayi and Robert Snodgrass are pressing for starting spots.
Sheffield United Starting XI (Likely)
LU vs SHF Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Patrick Bamford: Bamford has 14 goals and a total of 32 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 48.61%. He had a total of 19 big chances. He has a total of 3 assists, 11 key passes and he created a total of 21 chances.
David McGoldrick: McGoldrick has 6 goals and a total of 26 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 33.46%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 9 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 12 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Stuart Dallas: Dallas has 5 goals and a total of 18 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.69%. He had a total of 8 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 10 chances.
Defenders: Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Baldock
Midfielders: Raphinha, Dallas, Lundstram, Norwood
Attackers: McGoldrick, Bamford
Sheffield United have won their last two away league games against Leeds and are seeking a third in a row in this fixture for the first time ever. The Blades are now effectively playing for pride alone, though, whereas Leeds have a tangible target to aim for – finishing in the top half. Given Leeds’ strong defensive record at home of late, combined with the visitors’ terrible scoring return, we are backing a routine victory for the Whites on Saturday. In our LU vs SHF Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-0 win for Leeds in this match.