Leeds vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      Casual observers might look upon this game as having draw written all over it and they might not be far wrong. Wednesday were the division’s draw specialists last season, sharing the points a league high 18 times.

      They scored late on Wednesday to grab a point at home to Reading while Leeds were on the wrong end of two late goals as Bristol City fought back to claim a point at Ashton Gate. Leeds have drawn all of their opening 4 games including the penalty shoot-out Capital One Cup defeat at Doncaster and it’s again very tough to pick a winner here.

      Leeds are the slight favourites due to their home advantage but they haven’t won any of their last 6 Championship games at Elland Road and Wednesday picked up a point here last season. The score on that occasion was 1-1 and the South Yorkshire were involved in an incredible 11 games ending 1-1 last term.

      Therefore odds of 11/2 on a draw in this one certainly appeal and it would also be a repeat of the result in Leeds only other home game so far, on the opening day against Burnley. This fixture almost sums up the division, in a sense that there is very little to choose between the sides and in August it’s almost impossible to determine who will fair better.

      Both sides were among the lowest scorers in the league last term with Wednesday and neither club look to a have fully resolved those issues over the summer. Leeds have only managed 2 goals in their last 6 at home while their visitors will probably be content to take a point here after a solid return of 4 points from their opening 3 games under Carlos Carvalhal.

      The early signs were that they would be more positive under the Portuguese coach but their 1-1 home draw with Reading on Wednesday was like a throwback to last season with the hosts struggling to create chances in a game lacking in action.

      The atmosphere may be fierce as these two Yorkshire rivals meet in front of the TV cameras but given that both sides are hardly prolific in front of goal, you’d be hard pressed to see this turning into a goal fest. Certainly there are likely to be 2 or fewer goals in the game and you can back that at 4/6.

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