Leeds United vs Sheffield United Prediction, 4/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leeds United vs Sheffield United
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Elland Road in Leeds, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leeds United (-133) Sheffield United (+375)
Helder Costa and Leeds United (12-3-14, 11th in the EPL) play Sheffield United (4-2-23, 20th in the EPL) at Elland Road on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Illan Meslier for Leeds United and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. Leeds United are at -133 while the Blades are at +375. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Leeds United faced off with Fulham in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 73.7% rate by connecting on 246 of the 334 pass attempts last match. Leeds United tried 14 dribbles in this game and were successful in 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Leeds United wrapped this game up at a 28.6% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 14 total shots. Leeds United averages 1.52 goals per 90 min (44 goals in total) and have tallied 33 assists in all matches this year.
Helder Costa is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Leeds United. Costa has been in the starting lineup in 125 games so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.21 G/90. The forward hailing from Angola has totaled 26 goals in 11,003 professional minutes played. He has 26 assists while tallying 14 yellow card cautions in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Patrick Bamford, the forward hailing from England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 94 goals. Bamford has played 17,085 minutes in 193 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 20 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.50 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Leeds United is Illan Meslier. Meslier has been on the field for a total of 5,940 mins and is sitting with 130 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.2 (82 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of 75.0. The goalie hailing from France has faced 172 shots attempted against him in 66 career starting assignments. Meslier (32-13-21 mark during his soccer career) has 25 shutouts, which has earned him a 37.9% shutout rate.
When they last played, Sheffield United walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 5-0 against Leicester City. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 228 of the 289 attempted passes for a rate of 78.9%. Sheffield United finished with a 53.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. With 15 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, Sheffield United is averaging 0.52 goals and 0.38 assists per 90.
David McGoldrick should provide a spark for Sheffield United. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 333 contests during his career. The forward born in England has totaled 29,767 professional minutes while scoring 108 goals. He has 44 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 30 times. You should also keep an eye on Oliver Burke, the forward born in Scotland. Burke has earned himself a total of 6 yellow cards in 5,600 minutes played (54 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.21. He has scored 13 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times.
Aaron Ramsdale is expected to look after the goal for Sheffield United. So far in his pro soccer career, Ramsdale has surrendered 171 goals and has racked up 290 stops in 105 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.63 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 25-18-62. He holds a save percentage of 68.6 and his shutout rate is currently at 16.2%. Ramsdale has recorded 17 clean sheets while he has seen 427 shots tried against him in 9,450 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+375)
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