Preston vs Sheffield United Predictions

Richard McTiernan 04 Apr 2019
  • Preston sit in tenth and need to win to boost their play-off hopes

  • Sheffield United are in third and need a win in their promotion chase

  • Join Paddy Power here for a £20 risk free bet!

Preston North End manager Alex Neil (PA Images)

Preston vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

A £10 bet returns £34 with Bet365

Preston vs Sheffield United Match Info

Date: Saturday 6th April 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm
Venue: Deepdale, Preston

Preston vs Sheffield United Head-to-Head

Last Three Results:
22 September 2018 – Sheffield United 3-2 Preston North End – Championship
28 April 2018 – Sheffield United 0-1 Preston North End – Championship
27 January 2018 – Sheffield United 1-0 Preston North End- FA Cup

Full Head-to-Head Record:
Preston wins: 36
Draws: 30
Sheff Utd wins: 51

Preston vs Sheffield United Stats

  • Five of the last seven Preston have played at home have been drawn
  • Sheffield United unbeaten in last five on the road
  • The Blades have lost just one of their last six on their travels

Preston vs Sheffield United Match Preview

Preston saw their 12 game unbeaten run come to an end last weekend as they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Reading.  The result leaves them in tenth place and three points behind Villa who are sixth.  They are about to embark on a tough run with each of their next three against teams in the top four.

At Deepdale, the Lilywhites are unbeaten in the last seven though they have won just two of these with five finishing all-square.  Just one of their last six here has gone over 2.5 goals with three going under 1.5. Sean Maguire has two in his last four appearances in front of his own fans.

Sheffield United are also looking to bounce back after seeing a winning run come to an end which in their case was ten matches before losing 3-2 at home to Bristol City.  The defeat saw them fall out of the top two and they are two behind Leeds in third and seven behind leaders Norwich.  Just three of their seven remaining fixtures are against teams in the top-half and none against sides in the current top eight.

Away from Bramall Lane, the Blades are unbeaten in the last five with two victories (at Leeds and West Brom) and three draws.  The Yorkshire outfit are defending well on the road keeping three straight clean sheets.  They have managed to net at least once in nine of their last 11 on the road.

A draw is unlikely to do either side any favour with United needing the points to chase down Leeds and North-End needing them to close down the gap to the top six.  A share of the points might have to be what these two strong sides have to settle for.

Both these sides are tough to breakdown but have options going forward and the need for goals makes me think that not only will this end in a draw but both teams will score so back the double.

Preston vs Sheffield United Betting Tips

Game to end a draw at 12/5 with Bet365

Game to end in a draw and both teams to score 7/2 with Bet365

MORE:  Find predictions for more English second-tier matches on our Championship tips page. You can also see our tipsters Bet of the Day here – to see our main tip for today’s fixtures. We also have lots more free football tips across our site.

Preston vs Sheffield United Tip

A £10 bet returns £45 with Bet365

Swansea vs Middlesbrough Predictions

Hearts vs Hibernian Predictions

Share this with your friends

    Preston vs Sheffield United Predictions

    Preston vs Sheffield United Match Info Date: Saturday 6th April 2019 Kick-off: 3:00pm Venue: Deepdale, Preston Preston vs Sheffield United Head-to-Head Last Three Results: 22 September 2018 – Sheffield United 3-2 Preston North End – Championship 28 April 2018 – Sheffield United 0-1 Preston North End – Championship 27 January 2018 – Sheffield United 1-0 Preston North…