Leicester City vs Sheffield United Prediction, 3/14/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Sheffield United
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-218) Sheffield United (+588)
King Power Stadium is the venue where Jamie Vardy and Leicester City (16-5-7, 3rd in the EPL) will play Sheffield United (4-2-22, 20th in the EPL) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. The moneyline on this matchup has Leicester City priced at -218 and the Blades are at +588. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Leicester City stepped onto the pitch against Brighton in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 86.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 541 of the 629 pass attempts in their last outing. Leicester City attempted 19 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 14 of those dribbles for a rate of 73.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, Leicester City walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 8 total shots. Leicester City has an average of 1.61 goals per 90 min (45 goals in total) and have accounted for 30 assists in all matches this year.
Jamie Vardy is a player who can be a difference maker for Leicester City. He has accounted for 53 assists while accumulating 37 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Vardy has started 304 matchups in his career and he scores 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in England has earned 166 goals in 26,509 professional minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Youri Tielemans, the midfielder representing Belgium. He has assisted on a goal 40 times during his career and he has scored 43 goals. Tielemans has been on the field for 20,302 minutes in 229 starting assignments and has been given 31 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel (241-136-150 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 180 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Denmark has seen 2,110 shots attempted at him in 525 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.1 (591 total goals conceded) and his save percentage is 72.9. Schmeichel has seen the field for 47,264 minutes and is sitting with 1,536 saves during his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Sheffield United took a loss by a score of 2-0 against Southampton. They finished this game by connecting on 318 of the 412 passes they tried earning a percentage of 77.2%. Sheffield United earned a 47.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 of the 23 dribbles they tried. Sheffield United landed 2 shots attempted out of their 8 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 15 goals and 11 assists in all their matches, Sheffield United is averaging 0.54 goals and 0.39 assists per 90 minutes.
David McGoldrick should be able to be counted on for Sheffield United. He has an average of 0.33 goals per 90 mins and has started 333 matches thus far in his career. The forward representing England has 29,767 professional minutes while scoring 108 goals. He has totaled 44 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 30 times. Make sure to watch out for Billy Sharp, the forward born in England. Sharp has earned himself a total of 64 yellow cards in 40,350 mins (454 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.52. He has scored 233 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 56 different times.
Aaron Ramsdale is expected to look after the net for Sheffield United. Ramsdale has racked up 17 shutouts while seeing 418 shots against him in 9,360 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of 69.1 and his shutout rate is 16.3%. He has surrendered 1.60 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 25-18-61. During his pro soccer career, Ramsdale has conceded 166 goals and has earned 286 saves in 104 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Leicester City (-218)
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