Sheffield Wednesday - Leeds United Betting Preview: High-scoring affair expected at Hillsborough

The early kick-off on Saturday in the Championship sees Brian McDermott take his side to face the Owls in a Yorkshire derby, with our tipster backing plenty of goals
Despite Sheffield Wednesday fighting to survive and Leeds United battling for a play-off spot, it is the home side who are in the best form coming into this huge Championship clash. This early game sees two of the biggest clubs in the division face off, with both sides desperately needing the three points.

The Owls are unbeaten in their last four matches and will come into this game with confidence, despite sitting in 20th place in the league, one point above Doncaster, who occupy the final relegation place. Paddy Power price the home team at 11/8 (2.38) to take all three points.

Leeds are struggling for form of late, losing their last three matches and without a win in five. Before this run, the Whites had won five of their last seven matches.

Despite some poor recent results, Brian McDermott's men have the chance to jump into the play-offs for a short time with a win, with Ipswich, in sixth, only one point ahead of them. Paddy Power price the victory at 19/10 (2.90). The same firm price the draw at 23/10 (3.30).

Despite Leeds losing their last three games, it is tough to back the home side as they have historically struggled at Hillsborough against Leeds, not winning since 2005.

Instead, the total goals market has a fantastic bet that cannot be ignored with over 2.5 goals a generous even money (2.00) with Paddy Power.

There has been a total of 31 goals scored at Hillsborough this season in Wednesday's 12 matches. With four of the Owls' last six matches paying out in this bet at home, as well as each home game averaging 2.58 goals, it is certainly worth backing this bet.

When you also consider that there have been 31 goals scored when Leeds have played away this season, it is tough to ignore.

Over 2.5 goals at even money (2.00) 2.0pt stake with Paddy Power

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