Tomorrow night sees two of Yorkshire’s ‘United’ clubs go head to head in a top of Championship table clash. 

Chris Wilder takes his Sheffield United side to Elland Road to face Leeds United, knowing that victory will send them top ahead of Saturday’s games.

 

Team News

Leeds welcome winger, Stuart Dallas back after personal absence.

Left back, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson however remains out with an ankle injury.  

Gaetano Berardi is still serving a three match ban, having been red carded at Bristol City on Saturday. 

Sheffield United have no fresh injury or suspension news but Richard Stearman is still out with a hamstring injury. 

 

Form

Leeds enter this fixture with two wins  in their last six league games.

They have conceded ten goals in those six games but kept a clean sheet last time out at Bristol City. 

The Lilywhites have also had an Carabao Cup clash to deal with, losing 3-1 at Leicester City on Tuesday.

The Blades however have won four matches across the same period with two defeats coming by a slender margin. 

They however have conceded in four of those games with six goals let in whilst scoring ten themselves.

 

Mixed Omens

Leeds have struggled in this fixture recently, winning just one of their last seven home matches against Sheffield United.

They also haven’t lost back to back home games since August 2016 so could that luck break here?

Wilder’s Blades however have recorded just one win at Elland Road across the same period, drawing one and losing five. 

Wilder has Billy Sharp available and he has a strong record against his former side.

Sharp has scored on his last four league starts against the Whites (2 each for Nottingham Forest and Doncaster Rovers so will be the biggest danger man in this match. 

 

Prediction

Both teams know that three points will be massive in their promotion charges. 

With Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff not playing till Saturday, Sheffield United can pile the pressure on by taking top spot with victory.

Leeds however won’t be moving up any position with a win. 

Realistically, this is going to be a tight match but the Blades have a fitness advantage in not playing this midweek. 

Ultimately, that will be the major difference if there is a winner.

Prediction: Leeds United 0-1 Sheffield United

Result: Leeds United 1-2 Sheffield United

 

 

 

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