League lowdown: Sheffield Wednesday

League lowdown: Sheffield Wednesday

We look at our 2019/20 opposition.

One of the most exciting days in the football calendar- fixture release day, is nearly upon us as we find out when and where Leeds United will be playing next season.

Fixtures for the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship campaign will be announced online at www.leedsunited.com at 9:00am on Thursday 20th June.

Ahead of the fixtures being released, we are bringing you the lowdown on each of the opponents we will be facing in the division next season with our league lowdown.


Name: Sheffield Wednesday


Nickname: The Owls


Founded: 1867


Stadium: Hillsborough


Stadium capacity: 39,732


Distance from Elland Road: 32 miles


Manager/head coach: Steve Bruce


2018/19 league position: 12th (Sky Bet Championship)


2018/19 top league goal scorer: Steven Fletcher (11)


2018/19 average league attendance: 24,429


2019/20 Championship title odds: 20/1

2019/20 Championship relegation odds: 7/1


Previous encounters: 97


Leeds United wins: 39


Draws: 25


Sheffield Wednesday wins: 33


Last time at home: Leeds United 1 (Harrison, 65) Sheffield Wednesday 0 – Saturday 13th April 2019 (Championship)


Last time away: Sheffield Wednesday 1 (Reach, 45) Leeds United 1 (Klich, 54)-Friday 28th September 2018 (Championship)


Did you know: The Wednesday Cricket Club formed in 1820 and formed a football team- Sheffield Wednesday, to keep fit during the winter months in 1867. The name came from the day of the week when they played their matches.


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Check out highlights from our last meeting with Sheffield Wednesday below: