Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Elland Road pits together Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday. The two teams are level on points ahead of Matchday 34 and, as a result, a close encounter appears on the horizon. Both Leeds and Sheffield are eyeing a place in the Championship play-offs and seeing that they are seven points clear of seventh-placed Norwich City, we predict that both teams would be happy with one point from the match. The Whites played out a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town at the weekend and it has to be noted that they had no more than one shot on target in the Portman Road Stadium clash. The Owls aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Brentford and, taking everything into account, the two teams are likely to share the spoils at Elland Road. You should have in mind that under 2.5 goals were scored in each of last three meetings between the two teams.
Highlighted Player (Liam Cooper):
Liam Cooper is a Scotland international, who was born in Kingston Upon Hull, England. Cooper was eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he decided to represent the Scotts on the international stage. The Leeds United defender, who is capable of playing at left and centre back, received his first ever call-up for Scotland on 10 March 2016 for a friendly match against Denmark, but he did not make his debut for the senior team back then. Liam Cooper began his career at Hull City and, after spending several seasons on loan at Carlisle United and Huddersfield Town he joined Chesterfield in 2013. On 13 August, 2014, he signed a three-year deal with Leeds United for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of individual honours, Liam Cooper was named Young Player of the Year for the 2007/2008 season (Hull City). It has to be noted that he won Football League Two with Chesterfield in the 2013/2014 season.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough. The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991. Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.