Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce has tipped Leeds United for promotion ahead of Sheffield United.

This is after his side were beaten 1-0 by the Whites – only the second game the Owls have lost since Bruce became boss at the beginning of February.

With the Blades drawing 1-1 at home to Millwall, Leeds are now three points ahead of them in second place with four games remaining.

And Bruce – who was previously both a player and manager at Bramall Lane – thinks the Whites have the edge over his old team.

“That’s the third time I’ve seen them and they look a very good bet to go up,” the Wednesday boss told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“You’d fancy them with the four games they’ve got. With what they’ve got going for them they’ve got an outstanding chance.”

The promotion run in

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Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison scored the only goal of the game as Leeds triumphing over the Owls at Elland Road. It came a few hours after a 95th minute equaliser had stopped the Blades beating Millwall.

The two Yorkshire rivals will now be looking ahead to the Easter weekend. Chris Wilder’s men host Nottingham Forest on Friday before travelling to Hull City the following Monday. Meanwhile, the Whites have Wigan Athletic at home and Brentford away.

After that the Blades host already relegated Ipswich Town before visiting Stoke City on the final day of the season. Meanwhile, Leeds play promotion chasing Aston Villa at home and then travel to Ipswich.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side certainly have the advantage with their current three point cushion. However, as has been seen on several occasions in recent weeks, things can change quickly.

Since the Blades beat Leeds at Elland Road on March 16, the two teams have swapped positions in second and third no fewer than four times.

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