PREVIEW: LEEDS UNITED V SHEFFIELD UNITED
We analyse Saturday's clash.
Leeds United take on Sheffield United at Elland Road on Saturday (12:30pm) in an automatic promotion six pointer. Just two points separate the two sides in the Sky Bet Championship, with nine games remaining. A win for Leeds would take the Whites five points clear of the Blades and were 1-0 winners at Bramall Lane earlier in the campaign, thanks to a late Pablo Hernandez strike. Both teams come into the game as form teams in the division and it promises to be a huge clash.
Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa
Sheffield United: Chris Wilder
Leeds United: 2nd
Sheffield United: 3rd
Leeds United: WLWWW
Sheffield United: WWDWW
Leeds United: Kemar Roofe (14)
Sheffield United: Billy Sharp (23)
Head to head
Leeds United wins: 30
Sheffield United: 28
Last time at Elland Road
Friday 27th October 2017
Sheffield United 2 (Sharp 2, Brooks 81)
Leeds United 1 (Phillips 34)
Leeds: Lonergan, Ayling, Pennington, Cooper (Jansson 56), Anita (Grot 83), O’Kane, Vieira, Alioski (Hernandez 70), Saiz, Phillips, Lasogga. Subs not used: Wiedwald, Roofe, Dallas, Shaughnessy.
Sheff U: Blackman, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck, O’Connell, Basham, Clarke, Sharp (Brooks 76), Coutts, Carter-Vickers, Duffy (Lundstram 86). Subs not used: Moore, Donaldson, Wright, Lafferty, Carruthers.
Jack Clarke could return to the squad for for Leeds after featuring in the Under-23s in midweek. The Whites have no new injury concerns ahead of the match. Gary Madine misses out for the Blades through suspension and Billy Sharp is expected to take his place.
The key battle
Liam Cooper v Billy Sharp
Cooper and Sharp both played with each other for the Whites. Cooper comes into the game with Leeds having kept four clean sheets in a row, whilst Sharp is the Blades top scorer this season. The winner of this battle could be key to the final result.
Betting odds with Ladbrokes
Leeds United: 11/10
Sheffield United: 13/5
(Odds correct at time of article published)
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