Sheffield Wednesday Vs Leeds United Preview, Prediction, Betting Tips and More

Sheffield Wednesday Vs Leeds United Preview, Prediction, Betting Tips and More

Sheffield Wednesday Vs Leeds United Preview

In a match of major significance on both sides of the Championship standings, Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United are set to have a face-off at Hillsborough on Saturday evening. The two teams will play this game with different aims – one would try to move further away from the relegation zone, while the other would aim to retain a top-four spot in the 2024 Championship table in a bid to achieve a Premier League promotion for the next season.

The hosts, who had been struggling earlier, have found hopes later on following four consecutive wins. Leeds on the other hand are going through a fine run in the Championship and sit just two points outside of the top-two standings.

Sheffield Wednesday will head into this fixture off the back of high energy in their fight for the English tier two survival this season. A narrow win on Tuesday at home against Plymouth helped Danny Rohl’s men move within touching distance of safety in the league. The Owls started their campaign on a displeasing note, but later found some rhythm in their performance.

However, it was short-lived because of their poor run in the previous two months this year when they accumulated only one win and one draw from a six-game span and fell further adrift, sitting on 26 points from 32 fixtures. Since mid-February, Rohl’s side have made a strong comeback by winning four on the trot and now return to action for an all-important Yorkshire derby on Friday.

Before flying to Ipswich Town, the Owls would aim to give two back-to-back home victories to their fans. With winning momentum on their side at this moment, they will try to make it five straight wins here to move out of the bottom three in the league table. With 10 more games to go, Sheffield Wednesday currently claim the 23rd spot in the standings with 38 points.

For Leeds United, they will enter this game riding on an impressive eleven-game unbeaten streak in the Championship since the new year started. Following an aggressive start to the season, Daniel Farke and his men were eager to continue the positive momentum before they were handed a couple of setbacks at the end of the last year in losses to West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End which led them away from the top-two spots in the Championship. But, since then, the Whites have produced a resounding comeback by securing nine consecutive league wins to enter into the pole position.

Sheffield Wednesday Vs Leeds United Team News

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday in EFL 
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Sheffield Wednesday in EFL Championship 2023/24

Despite losing out on Josh Windass and Callum Paterson for the last couple of games, Danny Rohl’s side have displayed impressive performance in the Championship. The two stalwarts of the team will remain sidelined due to injuries. In addition to the injury list, Ian Poveda will also be unavailable for the pick against his parent club.

It’s believed, Anthony Musaba will come in on the wing to take his place in the playing XI, while the scorer of the last match, Djeidi Gassama will line up on the other flank to provide support to Ike Ugbo on the front, who has already secured six goals in nine Championship games. Following four Championship wins, it can be said that Rohl should not change his starting XI who are in fine rhythm. Will Vaulks and Barry Bannan will once again continue in the midfield to run the engine room while Michael Ihiekwe, Di’shon Bernard and Dominic Iorfa will line up at the heart of defense.

Sheffield Wednesday Playing XI: James Beadle; Dominic Iorfa, Di’shon Bernard, Michael Ihiekwe, Pol Valentin, Marvin Johnson, Anthony Musaba, Barfy Bannan, Will Vaulks, Ike Ugbo, Djeidi Gassama

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Leeds United

The likes of Stuart Dallas and Pascal Struijk continue to remain sidelined as the players have failed to recover in time before the Whites’ trip to Hillsborough. It is expected that Daniel Farke will not change the starting XI that played in Stoke City victory on Tuesday. Joe Rodon and Ethan Ampadu should be leading the back-four while Connor Roberts is believed to be getting a spot in the playing XI over Archie Gray.

With the 4-2-3-1 formation, the Leeds manager has found some difficulty picking right players for every match nowadays despite gaining fruitful results. Players such as Patrick Bamford, Georginio Rutter and Joel Piroe, with their scintillating display on the turf, have made life difficult for Farke to name the squad every week. However, Bamford is likely to partner with Rutter in the middle while Willy Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville are competing with each other to acquire a starting place.

Leeds United Playing XI: Illan Meslier; Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Ethan Ampadu, Ilia Gruev, Sam Byram, Glen Kamara, Crysencio Summerville, Georginio Rutter Patrick Bamford, Daniel James


The two teams’ first meeting dates back to 1995 when their supporters witnessed a goal-galore as Sheffield decimated Leeds United by a 6-2 margin. Since then, they have locked horns in 32 games where Leeds clinched 13 wins, and Sheffield emerged victorious 10 times in all competitions. In the Championship, the two teams have recorded 7 wins to their name, having played out 7 draws between them. The last game between the Owls and the Whites in England’s second tier league was a goalless draw.

Last Five H2H Results:

  • Leeds United 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday (2/9/2023)
  • Leeds United 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday (11/1/2020)
  • Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Leeds United (26/10/2019)
  • Leeds United 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday (13/4/2019)
  • Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Leeds United (29/9/2018)

Sheffield Wednesday Vs Leeds United Prediction

Leeds Utd in EFL action at Elland Road
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Leeds United in EFL (Credits: Getty)

With Sheffield Wednesday finding their form back in the right time, it will be very hard to beat them at home. When Leeds face them at Hillsborough, they will have to be at their best to find the back of the net as early as possible, given the solid defensive line of the hosts.

To add to the Whites’ woes, Sheffield scored two goals in the two teams’ last three encounters while Leeds scored none. As Rohl’s men will play on home turf, they will be ahead in the game before the match starts. The visitors have more quality in their ranks and have produced better performance in the current Championship season, but a tough test awaits them in the form of a resurgent Sheffield Wednesday.

Predicted Score: Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Leeds United

Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United Betting Tips & Odds

Sheffield Wednesday Vs Leeds United Betting Tips:

  • Sheffield Wednesday to beat Leeds United
  • Both teams to score
  • Goals over 2.5 – Yes

Sheffield Wednesday Vs Leeds United Odds (Subject to Change)

  • Sheffield Wednesday: 4.80
  • Leeds United: 1.66
  • Draw: 4.00
  • Source: Oddspedia

Where to Watch Sheffield Wednesday Vs Leeds United

  • Date & Time: Friday, 9 March 2024, 8 PM (GMT)
  • India: FanCode (selective match)
  • UK: Sky Sports
  • USA: ESPN+, Hulu

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