Match: Sheffield United v Leeds United
Date: 30 November 2018
Time: 12.30 BST, 7.30 AM EDT, 10.30 AM ART
Venue: Bramall Lane
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All-time Record: Leeds United v Sheffield United 28W 23D 29L
Previous League Results: 27 October 2018 Leeds 1 - 2 Sheffield United; 10 February 2018 Sheffield United 2-1 Leeds
| Marcelo on @SUFC_tweets: "I take many precautions before making an opinion. If I was in a bar having a coffee with friends I would say Sheffield United’s head coach is someone with new ideas and I have seen very few people with these ideas."— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 29, 2018
Leeds United will take on Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United at Bramall Lane today, as the Blades will be looking to leapfrog Leeds in the standings, with only two points separating the two sides, with Leeds sitting in second place on 36 points while Sheffield United sit in 5th place with 34 points.
Both teams have only lost once in their past five matches, and both teams have scored 32 goals in the Championship this season. Leeds’ defensive record is superior to the Blades, however, with Leeds having only given up 17, whereas Sheffield United have given up 23. Leeds have the top goal difference in the Championship with 15.
As Marcelo Bielsa said, this will be a difficult game for both teams, as Sheffield United are once again near the top of the table this season. They spent a lot of the season in the top six, as well as Leeds did, only to fall away at the end of the season, much like Leeds, and ended up in 10th place with 69 points, only six points from the playoff places.
The good news is that Pontus Jansson appears to be ready to go against Sheffield United, and Leeds don’t seem to have any new injury concerns, with Izzy Brown, Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, and Gaetano Berardi all out with injuries of varying degrees.
Lewis Baker was a surprise starter against Reading FC in the midweek game, but with Jansson back in the side, expect Baker to sit while most of the other positions will probably be changed very little.
The only other player that might miss out would be Gjanni Alioski, as he was subbed out at halftime after struggling in the first half against Reading, and Jack Clarke looked much better once he was brought into the match.
Here’s hoping Leeds can march on down to Sheffield United and claim all three points.