Preston vs Sheffield United prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 17/09/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Preston vs Sheffield United: Our top betting tips

Sheffield United are the pick of the Championship teams right now as they sit top of the table. Will they maintain that as they travel to Deepdale? Find out with our Preston vs Sheffield United match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Sheffield United to keep fine form going

We kick off our tips for this game by backing Sheffield United to win this game. The Blades have been the best team in the league and sit top of the division with 20 points taken from just nine games. Of those 20 points, 13 have come in the last 15 available meaning they've won four and drawn one of their past five games. Preston meanwhile have won just one of their last five games having lost two and drawn two. When you then look at the head to head record, Preston haven't beaten Sheffield United since 2018. With all that considered, an away win is the outcome we're plumping for and that gives us some handsome odds too!

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Preston to blank

Our second prediction for this match sees us backing Preston to fluff their lines in front of goal. Not only are Preston by far the lowest scorers in the league with just three goals from their nine games played but they're up against a Sheffield United defence that have only conceded five goals so far this season; ironically, only one team has better defensive record than the Blades and that's Preston. More specifically, Sheffield United have kept clean sheets in each of their last three games and in four of their past five.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Preston vs Sheffield United

The worst attack vs the second best backline: Who wins?

Preston are possibly the dullest team to watch in the league with their nine games having served up just five goals but they're now up against the league leaders in Sheffield United who have scored 17 goals, which makes them the second most deadly side in the league. With that all considered, this could be a really interesting spectacle.

If you think the Preston fans have been bored from the lack of action on the pitch then spare a thought for the physios – Preston arrive in this game with a full squad to choose from.

Preston Predicted lineup – Woodman, Storey, Lindsay, Cunningham, Potts, McCann, Whiteman, Johnson, Brady, Parrott, Riis

Preston might have a clean bill of health but Sheffield United do not. They've got loads of injuries at the moment with no fewer than nine players out injured; Enda Stevens and Jack O'Connell are amongst those missing.

Sheffield United Predicted lineup – Foderingham, Basham, Egan, Ahmedhodzic, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Doyle, Norrington-Davies, McBurnie, Ndiaye

A quickfire FAQ on Preston vs Sheffield United


  • Where is the match being hosted? – Deepdale
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Sheffield United
  • What time does the match kick off?  15:00 GMT