Reasons for betting on Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland tip
Sheffield Wednesday is meeting with Sunderland at Hillsborough, and the hosts desperately need to win this game. They have opened a season without a victory scoring only one goal. On the other hand, Sunderland bounced back after not so good results during the pre-season. After a huge beating against Celtic, just a few people expected that they could recover.
Also, the home team wants to win for the first time since 2001 when they defeated the Black Cats in the League Cup.
Sheffield Wednesday overview
The Owls had a solid preseason in which they have recorded 4 victories, 2 draws, and loss but at the moment they are inconsistent. They suffered a defeat at the season premiere, against Preston North End in a match. Just three days later they have eliminated Chesterfield from the League Cup and this Saturday; they managed to play only 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers. Sheffield will be looking for a win here in order to keep the pressure away from them. In the previous 5 games, the club from Hillsborough allowed at least one goal. Also, 6 of the past 8 matches they have played had low efficiency and finished with under 2.5 goals.
Simon Grayson’s team, bounced back with two straight victories after not so good results. They were inconsistent during the preseason, and they have concluded it with a catastrophe against Celtic 0-5 After that, Sunderland only played 1-1 with Derby County in the first round. Later they have eliminated Bury from the League Cup away from home 0-1. In the previous round, Black Cats were extremely accurate and efficient, against Norwich City also in the game away from home and they used all their chances. The final result was 1-3, and we have to say that it was one of those days when everything goes well for you. With only 29% of ball possession, they’ve scored 3 goals.
Still, we are not so confident that the club from North will go back to the Premiership as they planned before the season started.
Head to head matches
After 120 games played in the history, Sunderland has 48 victories and, on the other hand, hosts 45. 27 of the matches ended without a winner. The most recent meetings occurred in 2006/2007 season and on both occasions Sunderland was better.
Prediction for Sheffield Wednesday vs. Sunderland tip.
This game is going to be a close one. We think that a moderate number of goals is the most realistic, between two and three. Some high-scoring affair is not very likely to take place in Sheffield. Regarding the final outcome, we think that the Owls have a slight advantage. It is why we would suggest you to bet on them. Sunderland had a lot of luck against Norwich, and that is something that can’t happen twice in just a few days.