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Match Preview: Leicester City vs Sheffield United

Can Leicester knock the Blades out of two cups in one season?

Peterborough United v Leicester City - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester City vs Sheffield United 5th round FA Cup

Friday 2:45 PM Live from the King Power Stadium

In a strange move, this tie was moved to Friday yet not selected for live t.v. coverage. Given the Foxes last live t.v. match was a dismal watch, maybe following this one on twitter isn’t the worst thing.

The Opposition

The Blades are having a very good season in the Championship this year, finding themselves only three points and two places out of spot in the playoffs. Their last time out against the Foxes of Leicester did not end so well. A 4-1 defeat knocked them out of the second round, and while the first half was a boring 0-0, the second half had plenty of spark.

Sheffield United v Hull City - Sky Bet Championship
Billy Sharp
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Billy Sharp is 10/1 to score first and is definitely Leicester’s biggest threat to earning a clean sheet. His 11 goals so far this season has led to random speculation he will be joining MLS side Colorado Rapids, which might be an eventual move for the 32 year old.

The Foxes

I won’t discuss the last match, so instead, I’ll discuss Leicester’s last FA Cup match. Fousseni Diabate and Kelechi Iheanacho lit up the scoresheet. They both scored two goals to punch their ticket to the next round, with the match finishing 5-1.

Everton v Leicester City - Premier League
Nacho Nacho Man
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The Prediction

I completely expect Leicester to turn their fortunes around after their last game and a dominate win will do much work for their confidence as a team. A comfortable 4-0 win is my prediction.