It’s 3rd plays 4th, West Yorkshire plays South Yorkshire on Friday, in a clash between 2 very good teams. Leeds who had been top of the Championship, met a poor run of form with 3 straight defeats but they managed to end that sequence with a 3-0 win at home to Bristol City on Saturday.
Sheffield United are 4 points ahead of Leeds and have won 3 out of their 4 away matches. Both teams are solid defensively and if there is to be a winner you’d fancy it to be only be by the odd goal. The Blades are that bit more consistent and after winning League 1 last season are very much used to winning football matches, so it may be best to side with them in this one.
— Found a way past Bristol City 2 days ago with a 3-0 home victory
— Are 9 positions better off this season (4th) than at the same point last season (13th)
— Have lost 4 of their last 6 league games
— Have kept 7 clean sheets in their last 12 league matches
— Edged past Reading last time out and won the game 2-1
— Have won 16 of their last 20 league games
— Have been leading at half-time in 7 of their last 10 league matches
— Only lost 4 of their last 30 league games