Preview: Sheffield United v Leeds United

Preview: Sheffield United v Leeds United

We look at Sunday's clash.

Leeds United travel to Bramall Lane on Sunday to take on Sheffield United on Sunday (12pm) in the Premier League.  The Whites are looking for back to back wins, having defeated Fulham at Elland Road 4-3 last time out.  The Blades had a fine campaign on their return to the top-flight last season finishing ninth, but are yet to win this season, suffering defeats at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa.  Both sides will be hoping to get the three points in this first Yorkshire derby of the season.

Manager/head coach

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

League position

Sheffield United: 19th

Leeds United: 10th


Leeds United: LW

Sheffield United: LL

Top scorer

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford/Helder CostaMateusz Klich (2)

Sheffield United: N/A

Head to head

Sheffield United wins: 29

Draws: 23

Leeds United wins: 30

Last time at Bramall Lane

Saturday 1st December 2018

Sheffield United 0

Leeds United 1 (Hernandez 82)

Team news

New signing Diego Llorente could be involved for the first time, but Adam Forshaw and Pablo Hernandez will be sidelined with injury.  Defender John Egan is suspended for the Blades, whilst forward Lys Mousset will be absent with a toe injury.


Referee - Paul Tierney

Assistant Referee 1 - Ian Hussin

Assistant Referee 2 - Harry Lennard

Fourth Official - Jarred Gillett

VAR - Chris Kavanagh

The key battle

Billy Sharp v Liam Cooper

Good friends from their time at Leeds United together, striker Sharp will be looking to get amongst the goals and Whites captain Cooper will be looking to stop him.

Latest odds

Sheffield United: 17/10

Draw: 23/10

Leeds United: 8/5 

(Odds correct at time of article published)

How to watch

Sunday's game will be shown live on BT Sport.  Live audio commentary is also available on LUTV.  Click here for more information.