Tip Leeds - Sheffield United
If Leeds United want to finally win promotion back to the English Premier League, then winning this game is going to be vital. They start the weekend second, which is the final automatic promotion spot. Their lead over third-placed Sheffield United is two points and a win at Elland Road won't just take them back to the top of the table but five points clear of their opponents with eight games to go. After an inconsistent start to the year, they have won five of their last six league games including the last three, scoring eight goals and conceding none. Eight of their last ten home league games have been won, with the last defeat being by current Championship leaders Norwich City.
Sheffield United can move ahead of Leeds into the second automatic promotion place if they can win at Elland Road. A defeat will make it more likely they'll have to win th play-offs to get promoted. They beat Brentford at home on Tuesday evening, their fifth win in their last six league games, all with clean sheets. On their travels, United have only won one of their last five league games with three being drawn. This is a vital game for both teams and Leeds United can make home advantage pay and get the win.
Key points Leeds - Sheffield United
Leeds United have won five of their last six league games.
Leeds United have won eight of their last ten home league matches.
Sheffield United have only won one of their last five away league games.
Conclusion Leeds - Sheffield United
Leeds United are in top form just at the right time of the season. They can take a huge step towards automatic promotion with a home win over Sheffield United. Their opponents are also in good form and keeping clean sheets though four of their last six league games have been at home. Away form isn't so hot, so go for Leeds to win in what may be a low-scoring game.
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Leeds Sheffield United Prediction published on March 13, 2019