Leeds United-Sheffield Wednesday Betting Preview: Expect United to claim Yorkshire bragging rights

There's Championship action on Saturday lunchtime, as two of Yorkshire’s heavyweights meet at Elland Road and Hugh Wilson is backing the Whites to come out on top
Sheffield Wednesday travel 30 miles north to face Yorkshire rivals Leeds United this weekend.

The two sides have had contrasting starts to the season, with the Owls yet to win a game, but with a full house expected at Elland Road, it should be a tasty atmosphere which could lead to a fiery encounter.

Leeds come into this match unbeaten so far this season. Brian McDermott’s men have had a good start to the campaign, winning one and drawing one in the league, and progressing through the first round of the League Cup.

A late Luke Murphy strike on the opening day of the season saw United beat Brighton, with McDermott’s men then drawing 0-0 with Leicester last weekend. BetVictor price them as favourites at 11/10 (2.10) to take all three points.

Conversely, Wednesday have had a shocking start to the season, losing their opening three games 2-1. Dave Jones’ side started well on the opening weekend against QPR, but lost the match after conceding two late first-half goals.

The Owls were then beaten in the League Cup by rivals Rotherham, with Burnley inflicting another defeat last weekend. BetVictor price the Owls at 11/4 (3.75) to take all three points at Leeds. The same firm prices the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

Backing both teams to score in this fixture at 17/20 (1.85) is certainly worth investing in. This bet would have paid out in Wednesday's three fixtures so far, as well as two of Leeds’ last three.

For those looking for more value, the correct score to be 2-1 to Leeds at 17/2 (9.50) with BetVictor seems like a fantastic price.

In both home games this season for McDermott’s men they have won 2-1. When you consider that all of Wednesday's matches this season have ended in 2-1 defeats, its tough to ignore this price.

Both teams to score at 17/20 (1.85) 2pts staked with BetVictor
Leeds United to win 2-1 at 17/2 (9.50) 1pt staked with BetVictor

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