Mark Lawrenson makes Sheffield United Championship claim & reveals Leicester City prediction

Sheffield United are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they travel to take on high-flying Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:10 am

In his weekly predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson backed the Foxes to claim a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Explaining his choice, the ex-Liverpool star claimed: “We know all about Leicester's injuries but they still beat Brighton last weekend and they should be too strong for Sheffield United.

“Blades boss Chris Wilder showed his frustration when he talked about how he would get rid of some of his players now if he could. He is already thinking about next season, in the Championship, and how they can bounce back.”

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Meanwhile, actor Frank Harper, Lawro's sparring partner for the week, also backed Brendan Rodgers' side to win 2-0, and revealed: “As a neutral, Leicester's title win in 2016 was just amazing. I wish that kind of thing happened more often.”

The last time the two sides faced each-other, back in December, Sheffield Wednesday fan Jamie Vardy once again played the pantomime villain, scoring a 90th-minute winner at Bramall Lane, before shattering the corner flag with his subsequent celebration.

A victory for the Blades would see them move up to 17 points, as they look to overcome an almighty gap of 12 points between them and safety over the course of their final ten games of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

Leicester City could move into second place with a win, if Manchester United are unable to defeat in-form West Ham.