Sheffield Wednesday are out of form and can be readily opposed.£20 pays £68 on the Leeds win at bet365
Head to head
Sheffield Wednesday take on Yorkshire rivals Leeds United in the Championship on Sunday. Read the match predictions to find out why an away win is the betting tip at Hillsborough. The Owls are licking their wounds after losing the Steel City Derby and were beaten 1-0 away to Birmingham through the week. Meanwhile, Leeds had their unbeaten run cut short, losing 3-1 away to Cardiff and will be looking to bounce back here.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United Preview
Sheff Wed have a number of players out injured, meaning Carlos Carvalhal may not be able to shake things up to halt their alarming form. He’s likely to bring in Lucas Joao for the misfiring Steven Fletcher, meaning Jordan Rhodes will be on the bench once more. Fernando Forestieri, is injured, so Gary Hooper will remain in the starting XI. Almen Abdi, George Boyd, Glenn Loovens and Sam Hutchinson are all in the physio room.
Leeds have just a single injury worry, with Eunan O’Kane doubtful after missing Tuesday’s match. Liam Cooper was given his marching orders in that one, so will be suspended here. That is likely to see Matthew Pennington come in to partner Pontus Jansson at centre back. Pablo Hernandez and Ezgjan Alioski are likely to make way for Samu Saiz and Pierre-Michel Lasogga who were both rested in midweek.
Team Predictions Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United
Sheff Wed 4-4-2 formation: Westwood; Reach, Lees, van Aken, Hunt; Bannan, Butterfield, Lee, Wallace; Hooper, Joao
Leeds 4-2-3-1 formation: Wiedwald; Anita, Pennington, Jansson, Ayling; Vieira, Phillips; Dallas, Saiz, Roofe; Lasogga
Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United Betting Tips
- Sheff Wed have won 3 drawn 4 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Leeds have won 6 drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Sheff Wed have scored an average of 1.4 goals and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Leeds have scored an average of 2.2 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Sheff Wed’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Leeds’ previous 10 matches Back Under 2.5 Goals with 888Sport
Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United Prediction
Sheff Wed looked to have found some momentum before the Steel City Derby but were cut down to size by the Blades and lost 2-4. Losing their next match to an out of form Birmingham side wasn’t the response that Carlos Carvalhal was looking for and it’s hard to recommend the Owls on recent evidence.
Leeds United came close to making the Playoffs last season but fell away with a few games to go. They’ve arguably looked better this term and are currently third in the table, just 3 points behind new leaders Cardiff. Looking at the form of both sides, the visitors have a real chance to get something here.
Of course we could play it safe and use one of the many matched betting websites to cover our bets. However, those looking for a punt will find value in backing the away side here. The last four meetings have produced under 2.5 goals, so a close match is anticipated.
Free Betting Tips
LEEDS at 12/5 with bet365
UNDER 2.5 GOALS at 3/4 with 888Sport
Correct Score Prediction
LEEDS 0-1 at 9/1 with Betfair