the steel city derby in numbers

09:30    07 Nov 2018

Sheffield United's John Fleck
The Steel City derby between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday kicks off the 17th round of EFL Championship matches in the 2018/19 season. Here are the numbers behind the clash, which will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 from 21h40 CAT on Friday 9 November.

129 – The teams have met in 129 matches across all competitions, dating back to October 1893.

46 – The number of United wins.

42 – The number of Wednesday wins.

41 – The number of drawn games in the derby.

179 – The number of goals scored by United.

170 – The number of goals scored by Wednesday.

0-0 – The score in the teams’ most recent meeting, a Championship match at Bramall Lane in January 2018.

29 – The points haul of United on the 2018/19 Championship log. They are placed third, just one point behind leaders Leeds United.

19 – The points haul of Wednesday on the 2018/19 Championship log. They are placed 17th, four points clear of the relegation zone.

4 – Wednesday come into the match on a four-game losing streak. Their last victory was away to Bristol City on October 7.

1 – United have won just one of their last four league games heading into the clash. Their last outing was a 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest last weekend.

30 – The number of goals conceded by Wednesday in the Championship this season, the equal-worst defensive record (alongside Preston North End).

32,702 – The seating capacity of Bramall Lane, which will host Friday night’s clash.

10 – The number of Championship goals netted by Billy Sharp, United’s leading scorer this season.

5 – The number of Championship goals netted by Lucas Joao, Wednesday’s leading scorer this season.

78.6 – The pass completion percentage of United through the Championship season. Wednesday’s is 75.9.

49.3 – The average percentage of possession of Wednesday through the Championship season. United’s is 52.1.


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