Preston vs Sheffield United predictions- Sheffield United come into this game in the midst of by far their worst run of the season, which has seen them slip to 6th place. Preston meanwhile have just rediscovered a bit of form but it’s perhaps premature to write off the Blades just yet. They’ve shown real character and no shortage of quality on a consistent basis over the past eighteen months and there looks to be decent value in backing them to get a positive result here given that.
A dip in form at some point was inevitable and all of the top teams will go through it at some point this term, so Chris Wilder won’t be pressing the panic button just yet. Although their home record has been largely the basis for their fine campaign to date, a 50% away win ratio is not too shabby either.
What’s more it’s not just the bottom sides they’ve been beating away. Victories at local rivals Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday shows they are a team that is not fazed by the big occasion or travelling to grounds that have proved tough for visiting teams in recent years.
Preston vs Sheffield United predictions
Deepdale has a similar reputation with a trip to Preston regularly touted as being a tough one by visiting managers. The stats don’t totally back that up though this season. Their home record is only the 13th best in the division and they’ve struggled for goals, netting just 1.1 goals per game in front of their own fans. Their 3-0 win over Cardiff is the only really convincing home performance they’ve put in, with their other victories all by narrow 1-0 margins.
They do seem to be over their slight wobble but it’s still just 4 points from their last 4 home games and that’s not great given QPR and Bolton have been among their visitors during that spell. Sheffield United will ask far more questions that those sides and backing Sheffield United Draw No Bet could be worth considering here.
The Blades are still scoring goals, netting at least once in all of their last six matches despite that decline in form. Only three Championship teams have scored more times than them this season with the side from the Steel City averaging 1.62 goals per game in total. With the Championship’s top scorer in the shape of Leon Clarke also in their ranks, backing Sheffield United to score over 1.5 goals could also be worth considering. Do you agree with this Preston vs Sheffield United predictions article?