Preview: Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday

Preview: Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday

We analyse Saturday's clash.

Leeds United's promotion fate is back in the hands of Marcelo Bielsa's side, after regaining second spot in the Sky Bet Championship with victory over Preston North End on Tuesday and Sheffield United dropping points the following day.  The Whites now know that if they win all five games remaining, a Premier League place beckons.  However, they face a tough test against Sheffield United's city rivals Sheffield Wednesday, who have been in fine form of late since the appointment of Steve Bruce and still have an outside chance of making the Play-Offs, after a fine 3-0 victory against Nottingham Forest in midweek.

Head coach/manager

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Sheffield Wednesday: Steve Bruce


League position

Leeds United: 2nd

Sheffield Wednesday: 10th


Recent form

Leeds United: WLWLW

Sheffield Wednesday: WWDLW


Top scorer

Leeds United: Kemar Roofe (14)

Sheffield Wednesday: Steven Fletcher (10)


Head to head

Leeds United wins: 38

Draws: 25

Sheffield Wednesday: 33


Last time at Elland Road

Saturday 17th March 2018



Leeds United 1 (Grot 86)

Sheffield Wednesday 2 (Nuhiu 71, 90+1)


Leeds: Peacock-Farrell, Berardi, Pennington, Jansson, Pearce (Grot 77), O’Kane (Phillips 78), Forshaw, Alioski, Hernandez, Dallas, Ekuban (Lasogga 69).  Subs not used: Wiedwald, Anita, Sacko, Vieira. 

Sheff Wed: Wildsmith, Hunt, Venancio, Lees, Pudil, Boyd, Pelupessy (Fox 90), Hutchinson (Bannan 66), Reach, Nuhiu, Joao. Subs not used: Dawson, Jones, Rhodes, Butterfield, Palmer.


Team news

Leeds have no new injury concerns, with Barry Douglas the only player absent.  Barry Bannan, Dominic Iorfa, and Roland Aarons are doubts, but Sam Hutchinson could be available again after illness.


The key battle

Patrick Bamford v Tom Lees

Defender Lees is a player Leeds fans know all too well, after coming through the ranks at Thorp Arch.  Bamford was back in goal scoring form on Tuesday and will be looking to add to his tally against the Owls, with defender Lees looking to stop him.


Betting odds with Ladbrokes

Leeds United: 8/15

Draw: 3/1

Sheffield Wednesday: 11/2

(Odds correct at time of article published)

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