Sheffield Wednesday’s miserable run continued before the international break as they suffered a sixth defeat in seven Championship matches and the Owls are now in the relegation zone having failed to win a league game since late August.
Nevertheless, despite their dismal form, Dave Jones’ men are marginal favourites at 11/8 via Stan James as they prepare to lock horns with Leeds in front of the television cameras this evening.
BetVictor offer odds of 13/5 for Wednesday to stop the rot by grabbing a share of the spoils, a result that could prove popular given that this is something of a derby showdown. Similarly, William Hill’s 13/2 for it to finish one-each is set to attract market support, although as Jones’ charges continue to struggle defensively, it could be that a 2-2 scoreline, at 14/1 with Ladbrokes, is more likely if indeed the contest is to end in stalemate.
However, the Whites head to Hillsborough on the back of four wins and a draw in their last five matches across all competitions so their form contrasts markedly with that of the hosts. Moreover, as the former boss of the Owls’ rivals Sheffield United, Leeds manager Neil Warnock will be desperate to get one over on Wednesday and will have his players really fired up for this one.
Leeds to beat Sheffield Wednesday – 11/5 (BetVictor)