>Friday evenings match is a huge Yorkshire derby, where we see league leaders Leeds looking to successfully rebound from their first loss of the season, where they fell victim to Birmingham City. Check out the Inplay Empire betting tips and predictions from our in-house football tipsters
Sheffield have gained 13 points from their last 6 matches since having had a wake up call from a rocky start to the season. Wednesday turned over Aston Villa on an away day with a brilliant display of football to bring the lads from Sheffield back into the Championship top 10. Aside from a couple of rocky moments in recent away games, Sheffield Wednesday have been looking rather strong, however, they have not yet beaten a leading Championship side yet.
Leeds have been looking very strong all season under the management of Marco Bielsa regardless of their first loss last weekend. Leeds Manager Bielsa later confessed a strategic mistake on his part acknowledging faults in his tactics against the Birmingham side who had not yet won a match this season! This match up is crucial for Leeds to regain the confidence needed to lead their way through the season.
Leeds have been brilliant this season and have adapted easily to the high intensity play driven by Bielsa. The Bielsa approach is to focus on past paced attacking coming off the back of controlled possession. This approach has helped the men in white totally obliterate renowned Championship teams with hardly a scratch to show for it.
The only other notable weak spots from Leeds are found in their knockout from the Carabao Cup from an away playing Preston and a rather disapointing draw away at Swansea.
Sheffield will be looking to take inspiration from the effective holding play of Middlesbrough and Millwall who managed to provide tough defences to the faces of the Leeds attacking force.
Betting Tips for Sheffield United v Leeds United
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Sheffield v Leeds Team News
It’s fair to say that Wednesday seem very keen for tomorrows challenge against table toppers Leeds United, check out Sheffield United’s Twitter page for hourly updates on the road to the clash!
Shaun Hutchinson is now back in camp training with the team and is likely to make an appearance against Leeds. Fernando Forestieri has finally finished his three match ban, meaning he may be selected. Joost Van Aken and Kieren Lee are still unavailable
Huge game back at Hillsborough tomorrow! Here's our match preview ahead of the Yorkshire derby.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) September 27, 2018
Leeds United finally have Adam Forshaw back in action after having sustained a foot injury, he’s unlikely to play a full 90 minutes, but we’d expect him to show up at somepoint. Leeds are still without attackers Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Bamford, Kemar Roofe, and Leeds defender Berardi is also out with an injury.
Stats Attack for Sheffield United v Leeds United
- Sheffield Wednesday scores 1.5 goals when playing at home and Leeds scores 1.5 goals when playing away (on average)
- The average number of goals in meetings between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds is 2.2.
- Wednesday are riding a wave of six games unbeaten at home. Their last effort of this magnitude was in February 2017.
- There hasn’t been a goalless draw between these two sides in a league match since April 1969, having had 40 meetings since.
Sheffield Wednesday: Dawson, Lees, HEctor, Pudil, Baker, Pelupessy, Bannan, Penney, Reach, Matias, Fletcher
Leeds United: Peacock-Farrell, Douglas, Cooper, Jansson, Ayling, Phillips, Alioski, Klich, Saiz, Harrison, Roberts
We’ll publish a formations prediction on the day of the game!
Sheffield Wednesday have won both of their last two encounters with leeds, but we expect a polar opposit of the last h2h match.
Tipster Prediction: Leeds to win with a 1-2 final result.
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