Championship

3 reasons why Leeds will beat Sheffield United on Friday night

Leeds United supporters have been reasonably upbeat in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days despite seeing their side lose 3-1 away to Leicester City in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, thus ending their hopes of a long run in the competition.

Thomas Christiansen’s men had got past Port Vale, Newport County, and Burnley to earn their place in the last 16, and they looked on course for another Premier League scalp when Pablo Hernandez gave them the lead at the King Power Stadium. However, that seemed to rile the Foxes and they responded emphatically with goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Islam Slimani, and Riyad Mahrez securing the victory for Michael Appleton’s side, who keep up their hopes of a first League Cup crown since 2000.

For our resident Leeds fans though, attentions have quickly turned to their crucial Championship encounter with Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United on Friday, with the visitors knowing that all three points at Elland Road will take them to the summit.

The Blades have won nine of their 13 league games so far to sit fourth in the division upon return to the second tier, having achieved automatic promotion from League One last term, and they go into Friday’s clash having won four of their last five Championship games, albeit they did lose their last away match at Nottingham Forest last month.

Thus, our resident Leeds supporters are quietly confident of recording victory on Friday night, and here are THREE reasons why they will do just that…

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