Kick Off: 1230, 25/02/2017
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Sky Sports 1
The last three Elland Road meetings between Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday have ended in stalemate and we’re taking 21/10 for another Yorkshire derby draw there this weekend.
Both teams are still in the Championship play-off places and each manager may well be content with a share of the spoils going into the business end of the season.
A Look At Leeds’ Betting Odds
Leeds have been hard to break down at home, winning 11 of 17 league fixtures at this venue and conceding only 12 goals in those games, but there have been a few cracks appearing of late, with a 2-0 loss to Cardiff here earlier this month being one of four defeats in six games.
United have since steadied the ship, though, beating Bristol City on Valentine’s Day and then drawing at Ipswich last Saturday, with boss Garry Monk praising his side’s “character and commitment” after they came under plenty of pressure at Portman Road.
Leeds do not have the easiest of run-ins, so they will be fired up to fight for every point at this stage and 21/4 for another 1-1 stalemate against the Owls, as it has finished here for the past three campaigns, could be the way to go.
A Look At Sheffield Wednesday’s Betting Odds
Sheffield Wednesday’s run of four straight Championship victories came to a disappointing end on Tuesday when they went down 2-1 to Brentford at their Hillsborough base and could only manage a Fernando Forestieri consolation goal deep into stoppage time.
Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal blasted referee Darren Bond’s first-half performance as a “disaster”, declaring: “He made everybody nervous; he made the fans nervous, he made my players nervous and he made me nervous.”
Wednesday did pick up well after the break, though, and it took a fine display from Daniel Bentley to keep them out, so hopefully their confidence isn’t affected too much by that setback. The visitors had opened the scoring in six straight games before that midweek loss and are 23/20 to net first at Elland Road.
Ipswich 1-1 LEEDS – Stuart Dallas
SHEFF WED 1-2 Brentford – Fernando Forestieri
Head-to-head: Sheff Wed 0-2 Leeds, Sheff Wed 2-0 Leeds, Leeds 1-1 Sheff Wed, Sheff Wed 1-2 Leeds, Leeds 1-1 Sheff Wed