Sheffield Wednesday look to complicate matters for Leeds United when they take on Marcelo Bielsa’s team at the Hillsborough Stadium in the midweek action. Wednesday are aiming for a play-off place after managing two wins in the last four games. Leeds United managed to remain at the top of the Championship table but their advantage over Middlesbrough is now only limited to goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wednesday were able to pick up a second away win in three games as they beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park. Jos Luhukay’s men have lost only once in the last six league matches.
Leeds United are struggling without some of their key players and Marcelo Bielsa’s first league defeat came at the hands of Birmingham, who won 2-1 at Elland Road. The honeymoon period may have finally come to an end for Bielsa, whose team have managed just one win in five.
Wednesday were able to claim a 2-1 win over Leeds United in the last meeting, which took place at Elland Road. Leeds’ last trip to the Hillsborough Stadium saw the hosts get a comprehensive 3-0 success. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Wednesday have been offered an excellent price in order to win the match while Leeds are not given an attractive price despite having picked up just one win in five. A better option in the match would be to opt for a draw considering that both teams are weak on a number of fronts. Leeds are missing players like Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe. Bielsa may be quite pleased with a draw in such circumstances even if it means conceding the top spot to Middlesbrough. Our preview would choose a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 3.25
Leeds United win odds: 2.20
Correct Score odds
Leeds did put up a strong fight towards the end of the game against Birmingham but the club’s offensive threat does look tame without key players. Sheffield Wednesday have been able to average more than 1.5 goals per match at Hillsborough Stadium, but they are likely to be kept in check by Leeds. Bielsa admitted a tactical mistake against Birmingham and Leeds are likely to be awake from the word go against Wednesday. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Both meetings between Wednesday and Leeds finished with over 2.5 goals last season but this game can be a tight affair with the two teams likely to appreciate a point at this stage. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Steven Fletcher has been able to score or assist a goal in his last three appearances for Sheffield Wednesday. Even though he has been unable to score in four games against Leeds United throughout his career, our first goalscorer prediction recognises Fletcher as the biggest attacking threat between both teams in the match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Steven Fletcher at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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