Chris Wilder

Sheffield United vs Leeds United Predictions: Sheffield United Line-up

Sheffield United faces a trip to Elland Road as Chris Wilder’s men look to beat league leaders Leeds United on Saturday.

The Blades kept the pressure on the top two with a 2-0 win over Brentford at Bramall Lane on Tuesday. Wilder knows the importance of the weekend’s game and will look to go all guns blazing to get a positive result.

Leeds United, meanwhile, edged a point ahead of promotion rivals Norwich City with a 3-0 victory over Reading on Tuesday.

Team News

Gary Madine will miss the game at Leeds United after being sent off against Brentford. He will also miss United’s clashes against Bristol City and Preston North End.

Wilder has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

Probable Sheffield United XI

Formation: 3-4-1-2

Manager: Chris Wilder

Dean Henderson (GK)

Henderson kept a clean-sheet against Brentford but will have to be at the top of his game to keep another at Elland Road.

Chris Basham (RCB)

The aggressive Basham has been a regular fixture in the Sheffield United back three. He is a certain starter at the weekend.

John Egan (CB)

Strong in the air and powerful in the tackle, Egan will have to keep things tight at the back to give United hopes of winning at Leeds.

John Egan

Jake O’Connell (LCB)

O’Connell is a fearless defender who likes to take risks with the ball and play out from the back often.

George Baldock (RWB)

Baldock was taken off at the hour mark against Brentford purely due to tactical reasons. He will start the game on Saturday at right wing-back.

Enda Stevens (LWB)

Stevens has been a consistent performer for Blades this campaign. Wilder will expect a big performance from the experienced defender.

Oliver norwood

Oliver Norwood (CM)

Netted a penalty in the 2-0 home success over Brentford and will be confident to put in another strong display against Leeds.

John Fleck (CM)

Fleck is a tenacious performer in the middle of the park. He is likely to partner Norwood again in the engine room.

Kieran Dowell (CAM)

Dowell was taken off at half-time against Brentford as Wilder looked to tweak the team’s shape following Madine’s dismissal. The loanee from Everton, however, will start at Elland Road.

Billy Sharp

David McGoldrick (RS)

Came off the bench to seal United’s deal against Brentford. With Madine suspended, McGoldrick is likely to start.

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Billy Sharp (LS)

The skipper of the team, Sharp can be a real handful for the Leeds defenders on Saturday.

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