Sheffield Wednesday should edge the lunchtime Yorkshire derby with Leeds.
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds - Saturday 12:30
Leeds grabbed an interview unlikely 93rd-minute equaliser against Fulham in midweek to secure their first point of the season and the words platform and momentum are being uttered by many in the visiting camp ahead of this Yorkshire derby. There's an acceptance that the Whites have been below par up to this point but now there’s renewed determination to draw a line and move on.
However, it's hard to imagine how United fashion a victory at Hillsborough looking at their component parts. There's no consistency in terms of formation because each system Garry Monk tries lacks something in terms of balance, with at least one player, somewhere in midfield or attack, not playing in their favoured position.
Whether the permanent signing of Liam Bridcutt or the pursuit of an unnamed number 10 will change that remains to be seen but you suspect Monk would snatch your hands off for a point here, even though he wouldn't admit to such a compromise publicly. The underdog tag will suit Leeds but, in truth, there's a notable class difference.
Wednesday come into this game on the back of a humbling 3-1 defeat at Burton but they usually bounce back from such dips relatively quickly. Take the 19/5 available on the Draw/Sheff Wed half-time/full-time option, the method by which they landed eight of their 13 home wins last season, and also the route by which they conquered Aston Villa on the opening weekend.