Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United: Match Guide & Betting

Action from Wednesday's match against Leeds at Elland Road earlier this season
Action from Wednesday's match against Leeds at Elland Road earlier this season
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There's a Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough, where Sheffield Wednesday take on Leeds United in the next test of their promotion credentials.

POSSIBLE TEAMS

OWLS (4-4-2): Wildsmith or Westwood; Hunt, Sasso, Loovens, Pudil; Wallace, Bannan, Lee, Forestieri; Hooper, Nuhiu.

LEEDS (4-4-2): Silvestri; Wootton, Bellusci, Cooper, Taylor; Byram, Bridcutt, Cook, Mowatt; Carayol, Wood.

PLAYER TO WATCH

Chris Wood is expected to shake off his hamstring strain in time for tomorrow’s lunch-time showdown. The striker has missed Leed’s last three games, with his last outing coming in their 2-2 draw with Derby County last month.

Leeds United's Chris Wood is the player to watch

Leeds United's Chris Wood is the player to watch

The New Zealand international is Leed’s top goal-scorer, having notched eight goals in 24 appearances since moving to Elland Road in a £3m deal from Leicester City. He has previously had loan spells at Ipswich, Millwall, Bristol City, Birmingham, Brighton and Barnsley.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The Premier League official Kevin Friend has brandished 57 cautions and four red cards in his 18 matches this season.

Based in Leicestershire, Friend took charge of Oxford United’s cup victory over Swansea City last weekend.

HISTORY LESSON

Wednesday have a poor recent record against Leeds United, winning just one of their last seven tussles, although it was 6-0.

When the two sides clashed in August, Portuguese forward Marco Matias put the Owls ahead with a stunning individual strike before Chris Wood levelled just after the hour mark.

On their last trip to Hillsborough, Leeds won 2-1 after second half strikes by Charlie Taylor and Steve Morison in Stuart Gray’s penultimate match in charge of Wednesday.

BETTING (SkyBet)

Sheffield Wednesday 10/11 Draw 5/2 Leeds 29/10

WORTH A PUNT

You can get 20/1 for Gary Hooper to score in a 1-0 win for Sheffield Wednesday

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