Sheffield United vs Leeds United

EFL Championship. Kick-off: 12.30pm, Saturday 1st December. Live on Sky Sports Football/Sky Sports Main Event

THIS promises to be a lunchtime treat as two of the Championships big-hitters face off in a fascinating duel.

Leeds head to Bramall Lane in high spirits after a tense 1-0 success over Reading made it back-to-back wins for the first time since August.

That has left them just a point behind leaders Norwich but Marcelo Bielsa's side face a tough time making it three victories on the spin.

Sheffield United have been formidable at home, going unbeaten at Bramall Lane since a late goal condemned them to a 2-1 loss to Swansea on the opening day.

That's why the Blades are 13/10 favourites with 888 Sport who have Leeds at 21/10 and the draw at 9/4.

The Bramall Lane fans have generally been treated to plenty of goals so it may pay to back over 2.5 strikes here at 9/10 with 888 Sport.

Sheffield United won 3-2 on the road at Brentford in midweek with Leon Clarke grabbing the winner after coming off the bench.

That may be enough to secure him a start here and Clarke looks tempting at 5/1 for first scorer and 19/10 for anytime scorer with 888 Sport.

Blades midfielder John Fleck scored an own goal in midweek so he will be itching to make amends by netting at the right end of the field. The Scot is 21/4 with 888 Sport for anytime scorer.

Leeds have been a bit flaky on the road, slipping up when you fancy them to get a result, so try backing a Sheffield United win with both teams to score which is 7/2.

Kemar Roofe has been in decent scoring form for Bielsa's side and the striker is 5/1 to break the deadlock here and  15/8 for anytime scorer. Northern Ireland midfielder Stuart Dallas, who scored their midweek winner, also appeals at a generous 6/1 for anytime scorer.

Recommended bets

  • Over 2.5 goals 9/10 (888 Sport)
  • Leon Clarke anytime scorer 19/10 (888 Sport)
  • Sheffield United win and both teams to score 7/2 (888 Sport)

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