Stop me if you've heard this one: Leeds United is in drastic need of points to keep the season afloat.
However, the Whites will find it a tall order to come away with anything as they venture to Sheffield for the Yorkshire Derby. The Owls, who are currently 7th on the table, have gathered 12 points in the last 5 matches. In the last 5 trips to Hillsborough, the clubs are split. Each have 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw.
Throw in the roster changes for the lads in white due to the transfer window and Leeds is truly against the wall.
There is still a big question mark as to whether Sam Byram will be involved. With formal talks with Everton scheduled for Sunday, is the risk too much to cancel the deal?
Chris Wood could possibly return from a minor hamstring injury that has kept the striker sidelined for the last three matches.
Saying the importance of this match has not gone unnoticed by Head Coach Steve Evans would be an understatement.
"We now need to start another run. I said at the start of the week that we needed to come out of these two games in a position where the points difference between ourselves and the play-off group is no different."
"That means we have to get a positive result at Hillsborough."
Sheffield Wednesday v. Leeds United
Sky Bet Championship
Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
4:30am PT / 7:30am ET / 12:30pm BT
Silvestri, Wootton, Bellusci, Cooper, Taylor, Dallas, Bridcutt, Murphy, Cook, Carayol, Doukara
Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Coyle, Bamba, Adeyemi, Mowatt, Antenucci, Erwin
Price, Hunt, Sasso, Loovens, Pudil, Wallace, Lee, Hutchinson, Bannan, Forestieri, Hooper
Subs: Dawson, Palmer, Semedo, Helan, Sougou, Joao, Nuhiu
Leeds United 3/1
Sheffield Wednesday 10/11