This coming Saturday, the second place Leeds United Peacocks match up with The Owls of Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road in Leeds, England. Both of these squads are in desperate need of 3 points as Leeds is holding on to the second, and currently have Sheffield United breathing down their backs, just one point behind in third. For Sheffield Wednesday, they are on the outside looking in, in the playoff race.
However, just 6 points behind 6th place Bristol City, they are down but now out. Both teams come in, having won their previous match, each side has won 3 of their last 5. Kemar Roofe (14 goals) and Pablo Hernandez (12 goals) lead a potent leads attack that has scored 68 goals this season. Sheffield Wednesday’s attack is lead by Steven Fletcher (10 goals) and Lucas Joao who returned to the pitch in their last game 9 April 2019, and has 9 goals in 27 appearances. The Owls have scored 52 goals on the season
Leeds United vs Sheffield Wednesday Vital Information
This match can be viewed on ESPN + and iFollow in the United States, and on Sky Sports and iFollow in the UK at 12:25 PM ET.
Tim Robinson will be the referee in the middle of the park along with assistants Andrew Fox, Ian Cooper. The fourth official will be Geoff Eltringham.
This will be the 97th meeting all time between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday. In the previous 96 meetings, Leeds has won 38 times, Wigan has won 33, and there have been 25 draws. The most recent meeting between the two was a draw, 1-1, at Sheffield back on 28 September 2018.
Five Points That Shouldn’t be Overlooked
Leeds United is looking to return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004. Sheffield Wednesday has not played in the Premier League since 2000.
In their last match up on 28 September 2018, Leed dominated possession (64% to 36%), shots (25-10), on target shots (7 to 4), and corners (11-3), but the game ended in a 1-1- draw.
Before dropping a game to red hot Aston Villa on 6 April 2019, Sheffield Wednesday had not lost a game in the Championship since January 12th at Hull City. During that 12 game stretch they had 6 wins and 6 draws.
Despite where they sit in the standings, Sheffield Wednesday has just 2 losses in Championship play in the calendar year 2019. Leeds United has 6 losses during the calendar year 2019.
Sheffield Wednesday won both matches between the two teams during the 2017-2018 Championship season. This includes a 2-1 victory the last time the The Owls travelled to Elland Road on 17 March 2018, and a 3-0 win at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on 1 October 2018.
Leeds United vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction
Both of these teams are fighting tooth and nail for every point, and neither one of these teams is afraid to slow down the pace of the game. That being said, for two northern clubs used to slogging it out in cold wet weather, conditions look favorable in Leeds for Saturday evening. I think this will be a classic, with several lead changes, and both teams earning a hard fought point with a 3-3 draw.