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Date: 2nd September 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road
Over 2.5 Goals
2-1 to Leeds
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Leeds vs Sheff Wed: Top free betting tips
Off the back of a terrible losing sequence, Sheffield Wednesday faces the challenge of Premier League-relegated Leeds United in the next EFL Championship fixture. Both teams will be entering Elland Road on Saturday, 2 September. Both the White and the Owls have lost their previous games in the EFL Cup against Salford and Mansfield.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Leeds United have found the back of the net six times in the starting four games of the EFL Championship. Sheffield Wednesday have scored an average of just one goal per game in the same course. But their defence has been dismal in that course as they conceded nine goals in the aforestated period. Leeds United have also leaked goals in each of the opening four games this season. Therefore, we predict a total of Over 2.5 Goals as our first pick for this fixture, a change to the teams’ recent H2Hs.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
The last three H2Hs of these teams ended without BTTS outcomes. But both Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday have not been very resilient at their back end at the start of the league. The Owls scored in three of the recent four EFL Championship fixtures while keeping zero clean sheets. The Whites rattled the net in each of the last five league outings at Elland Road while conceding goals in each of them. Therefore, we expect this game to feature a BTTS result in this game.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Leeds
Leeds United have rattled the net more than once in three of the recent five competitive fixtures at Elland Road. Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday have rattled the net just once in three of the recent five home and away fixtures. The Owls have conceded multiple goals in three of the starting four games in the Championship. But the Whites have leaked just one goal in two of the last three league games. Hence, we believe to see a 2-1 lead for Leeds United before the final whistle of this encounter.
Leeds vs Sheff Wed: form, recent games, and news
Pascal Strujik levelled the score for Leeds United by 1-1 in the 76th minute of the second round of the EFL Cup. But the Whites had to bear the elimination after a thrilling competition on penalties with a 9-8 score. Manager Daniel Farke will have to contend with two fitness concerns in the team ahead of the fifth round of the Championship.
Sheff Wed preview
Sheffield Wednesday also lost the second round of the EFL Cup on penalties against Mansfield after a 1-1 draw. The Owls have proved the worst side at the start of the Championship with four consecutive league defeats. A healthy squad is the only positive factor for Sheffield Wednesday as they face another big challenge in the second division.
FAQs regarding Leeds vs Sheff Wed
Who is the referee for this match? Dean Whitestone.
What was Sheff Wed's last result? 2-1 Loss to Mansfield.
What was the last Head to Head result? 2-0 to Sheff Wed.