Leeds United's unbeaten run in the league has ended and Marcelo Bielsa's side will be wanting three points to maintain their position at the top of the table when they play Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night.
The Whites suffered their first loss of the season against Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon, losing 2-1 at Elland Road. However, the defeat didn't affect their position in the table as they currently boast a plus-four goal difference over second-placed Middlesbrough.
Wednesday are currently in 10th position and won their last game against Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday.
|Game||Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United|
|Date||Friday, September 28|
|Time||7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US) the game can be live streamed via ESPN+.
|US TV channel||Stream|
In the United Kingdom (UK) the game will be shown on Sky Sports Football or streamed via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Stream|
|Sky Sports Football||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Sheffield Wednesday squad|
|Goalkeepers||Westwood, Dawson, Wildsmith|
|Defenders||Palmer, Van Aken, Fox, Thorniley, Lees, Hutchinson, Baker, O'Grady, Hunt, Hector, Nielsen, Pudil, J.Lee, Penney|
|Midfielders||Jones, K.Lee, Onomah, Pelupessy, Bannan, Reach, Boyd, Abdi, Kirby, Preston, Stobbs|
|Forwards||Fletcher, Winnall, Hooper, Nuhiu, Joao, Matias, Forestieri|
Sheffield Wednesday will be without forward Gary Hooper on Friday evening due to injury.
Sheffield Wednesday starting XI: Dawson, Pelupessy, Fletcher, Bannan, Thorniley, Lees, Reach, Baker, Hector, Penney, Forestieri.
|Goalkeepers||Peacock-Farrell, Blackman, Huffer|
|Defenders||Ayling, Douglas, Cooper, Jansson, Pearce, Shaughnessy, Diaz, Struijk|
|Midfielders||Forshaw, Alioski, Saiz, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Baker, Nicell, Klich, Stevens|
|Forwards||Roberts, Edmondson, Dalby, Clarke|
Bielsa's squad remains depleted with Patrick Bamford, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe, Gaetano Berardi and Jamie Shackleton all still absent.
Leeds starting XI: Peacock-Farrell; Ayling, Cooper, Jansson, Douglas; Phillips; Harrison, Saiz, Klich, Alioski; Roberts.
Betting & Match Odds
Leeds are favourites to win, with bet365 pricing them at 6/5 to secure all three points. Sheffield Wednesday’s chances of winning are rated at 5/2 and a draw is also priced at 5/2.
Marcelo Bielsa's side are still top of the table despite their unbeaten run ending in a 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City last Saturday.
Meanwhile, Wednesday are just four points behind and won their last game away at Villa Park.
Despite Leeds losing last weekend, Bielsa is optimistic about Friday night's game.
“You don’t react in the same way after a win as after a loss but after the game we lost we asked some questions together. We built our conclusions together," Bielsa said ahead of the Wednesday fixture.
“We’ve had so far two training sessions where each player could express himself. The conclusions are positive ones and I have a lot of hope for Friday’s game.”
The Owls' manager, Jos Luhukay knows the Yorkshire derby will be difficult for his side but is hopeful for a win.
"Last season and this season, the team (Leeds) had quality and a good mix," Luhukay told his pre-match press conference.
"They are very strong in the transition. It is a team who are good and balanced and it will be a very hard game.
"We have our home game with the fans behind us. We must enjoy the game, hopefully with a good result and have a nice weekend."
The last time these sides met, Sheffield Wednesday won 2-1 at Elland Road.