Sheffield Wednesday vs Preston North End Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Hillsborough

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Preston North End Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Friday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield Wednesday put to an end their five-game winless run with a 2-1 victory over Leeds last time out.  Atdhe Nuhiu grabbed a brace on that occasion to give the Owls the victory and all three points.

Preston made it three victories from their last four as they won 2-0 away to Sunderland in their last match.  Sean Maguire and Callum Robinson got the goals in a comfortable second-half that also saw the Black Cats have a man dismissed.

The reverse fixture came on the opening day of the season in a match that ended in a 1-0 North End victory.  A Daniel Johnson penalty was the difference between the sides on that occasion.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Preston are the favourites for this game and despite their recent good away form I could not be bringing myself to back them. I feel that had the Owls not been heavily hit by injuries the gap between these two sides would not be much.  Wednesday have beaten Derby here and held Cardiff so this shows what they can do and with four points from their last two the pressure is somewhat off and I like them in the draw no bet market.

I am shocked to see both teams to score the outsider of two here given that has happened in four of the last five at Hillsborough and seven of the last nine at any ground for Preston.

 

Sheff Wed draw no bet

YES in both teams to score market

 

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Preston North End

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield Wednesday

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield Wednesday Form Guide

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo

Sheffield Wednesday

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D H

10-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L H

10-03-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

21-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

A run of four points from their last two games has boosted the Owls survival hopes as the season threatened to turn sour.  They are in 17th place eight points above the drop zone and another couple of wins should see them safe.

At Hillsborough, it has been tough of late for Wednesday with just one victory in their last eleven.  Each of their last three and four of their last five in front of their own fans has seen both teams find the back of the net.

Five of the last six Sheffield Wednesday league fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals with two of the last five going over 3.5 goals.  Their last six meetings with North End have seen at least one goal netted in the final 15 minutes.

 

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Ross Wallace (knee), Jordan Thorniley (concussion) and Joost van Aken (hip) are doubts while Gary Hooper (hip), Kieran Westwood (groin), Steven Fletcher (knee), Sean Clare (ankle) and Fernando Forestieri (knee) are all long-term absentees

Preston North End Preview

The Lilywhites have won three of their last four and sit just outside the Championship play-off spots.  They have a decent run to end the season with just two of their last eight against a side in the top ten.

Away from Deepdale, they are in good form with no defeat from their last five winning three of these.  Sean Maguire has three in the last two on the road while Tom Barkhuizen has four from his last five on his travels.

Three of the last four Preston league games and seven of their last nine have seen both teams find the back of the net.  Around 70% of their goals this season have come in the second-half.

 

Preston North End Team News

Gregory Cunningham (hamstring) is a doubt ahead of this game

 

Sheffield Wednesday Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sheffield Wednesday vs Preston North End Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Joseph Wildsmith 189 77
36 CD Daniel Pudil 185 81
15 CD Tom Lees 185 78
46 CD Frederico Venancio 186 76
6 RM Morgan Fox 185 78
32 CM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
23 CM Sam Hutchinson 182 73
2 LM Jack Hunt 175 71
10 CM Barry Bannan 170 60
20 CF Adam Reach 185 73
17 CF Atdhe Nuhiu 197 85
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Declan Rudd 191 75
32 RB Josh Earl - -
20 CD Ben Davies 183 80
14 LB Darnell Fisher 175 70
23 CD Paul Huntington 191 80
37 CM Callum Robinson 178 75
12 CDM Paul Gallagher 183 79
8 CM Alan Browne 173 71
29 CM Tom Barkhuizen 175 70
4 CDM Ben Pearson 166 71
24 CF Sean Maguire 175 75