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.