Leeds vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction & Match Preview

Leeds vs Sheffield Wednesday
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).

Leeds is trying to keep secure their direct-promotion spot to the Premier League, from the valiantly-chasing Sheffield United. With five matches to go, the former has just a single-point lead over United. Should Leeds lose their second spot, they would have to go through the long formality of the playoffs to have a shot at first division football in England, as opposed to a walk-over.

Coincidentally, in the race to the runner-up spot against Sheffield United, the first obstacle for Leeds is their derby rival, Sheffield Wednesday. With six points left to overcome, it can be said that Wednesday does have a chance to take part in the post-season proceedings, but albeit, an outside chance.

Leeds vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Four of the last five matches saw Leeds finding the back of the net.
  • Five of the last eight wins went to the teams at home.
  • Five of the last seven wins at this venue went to the hosts.
  • Wednesday has never kept a clean sheet at this stadium.

Leeds vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction

Leeds was unbeaten in 12 of their last 15 home ties and won nine of the last twelve as well. On the other hand, Wednesday was winless in 12 of their last 16 attempts on the road. In h2h games, the teams at home registered five of the last eight wins, and at this venue, Leeds recorded five of the last seven victories.

Moreover, take into account the desperation of Leeds, and the fact that they are at home. Sheffield United is taking on relegation-threatened Millwall, and as such, any slip up by Leeds will result in them losing the coveted runner-up spot.

This venue has always aided Leeds in dominating the visiting Wednesday. Sheffield has never kept a clean sheet at this venue. Finally, take into account that Leeds has scored two or more goals in seven of their last ten home fixtures.

Count on the potential Premier League contestant to rise to the occasion and take up the challenge.

Leeds vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

  • Leeds to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • The Hosts to Score in the First Half @ 1.67 (2/3).