Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United
England – League Championship.
Date: Saturday, 20 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 12:30 UK.
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium (Sheffield).
Sheffield Wednesday begin their 2016/17 season with a 1-0 home win over Aston Villa. Since then they have failed to win in any of their three matches. The exit from the League Cup from the hands of a League Two Outfit was followed by a goal less draw against Norwich in the Championship fixture. But an unlikely 3-1 defeat at the newly promoted Burton Albion in the mid-week put their play-off credentials under question.
Carlos Carvalhal is not the only person under pressure in the early days of the season. Gary Monk’s Leeds United has picked up just 1 point from their three matches so far. Starting off with back-to-back defeats against QPR and Birmingham City, Leeds looked destined to another defeat in the mid-week fixture against Fulham. Until a Chris Wood strike in the dying minutes of the second half saved them from another embarrassment.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United: Head-to-Head
- The teams share 2 wins each from the last 8 meetings between them with 4 matches ending in draws.
- Sheffield were 2-0 winners in the same fixture of last season, while drew 1-1 in the away leg at Leeds.
- Sheffield have lost once in the last 5 home meetings against Leeds, while they won and draw 2 each.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United: Prediction
The matches between these two Yorkshire sides has been pretty cagey with none of them able to hold a long term dominance over the other. It could be once again a relatively quite affair which produce lower numvber of goals.
On current form Sheffield could be backed to win this straight out, but since it is a derby this can go either way. I expect a 0-0 scoreline at the half time and a goal in the second half to seal it for the hosts. Leeds and Gary Monk might have to wait beyond this week for their first win of the season.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United: Betting Tips
- Half Time Draw
- Sheffield to win
- Under 2.5 goals.