Sheffield Wednesday vs Stoke City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Stoke City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides who will be hoping to be among the top six come the end of the season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Sheffield Wednesday won their third successive league game going to Reading and coming out on top 2-1.  Adam Reach and Lucas Joao got their goals in a result that was slightly harsh on the Royals. Stoke suffered their defeat of the season as they went down 2-1 at the Hawthorns to West Brom in their last fixture. A late Erik Pieters goals proved to be little more than the consolation in a score that was harsh on them. These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to a 2015 League Cup game (that Stoke won 2-0) for their last meeting. It is hard to read much into the head-to-head record though for what it is worth the Potters have won just two of their last nine league meetings with the Owls.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The home team with the safety of the draw no bet looks the call here given the respective home and away form of both sides. The visitors are still being priced up on reputation rather than performance so it makes sense to oppose them until that is corrected. Lucas Joao has three in his last two appearances and he offers each-way appeal in the first goalscorer market.

Sheff Wed draw no bet

Lucas Joao first goalscorer, each-way

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

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Stoke City

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield Wednesday

AVG Goals

0.8

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

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

04-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-08-2018

EFL Cup

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

19-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-08-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-08-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

01-09-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

15-09-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

St. Pauli Team Logo St. Pauli

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

22-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

25-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

The Owls have made a reasonable start to the season with three wins, one draw and two defeats though these victories have come in their last three. They sit 11th in the league though the expected goals data has them as low as 19th. At Hillsborough, they have taken seven points from a possible nine on offer and are without defeat in their last five. Each of their three at their own ground this season have seen both teams find the back of the net. Five of the six that Sheffield Wednesday have played in the league this campaign have seen exactly two or three goals. In three of their six played they have found themselves trailing going into the break.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Daniel Pudil (groin) is a doubt, Fernando Forestieri is suspended and Kieran Lee and Gary Hooper work on fitness.

Stoke City Preview

The Potters have found life tougher in the Championship than anticipated and have started the season with just one win, two draws and three defeats.  The ante-post favourites for the title are sitting in 18th with the expected goals suggesting they should only be a little higher in 14th. Away from the Bet365 Stadium, they have struggled picking up just one point from three this season. It continues their away day woes from the Premier League and they have just one road win in 2018. No Stoke game this season has gone under 1.5 goals and four of their six have gone over 2.5 goals. They have a tendency to start slow and have found themselves going into the interval behind on four occasions.

Stoke City Team News

Tom Ince (back) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee) are doubts while Sam Clucas (knee) and James McClean (broken arm) are expected to miss a few weeks.

Sheffield Wednesday Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

Stoke City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Sheffield Wednesday vs Stoke City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Cameron Dawson 189 80
42 RB Matthew Penney - -
12 CD Jordan Thorniley 181 64
15 CD Tom Lees 185 78
2 LB Liam Palmer 180 75
18 CM Lucas Joao 182 80
20 CM Adam Reach 185 73
19 CM Marco Matias 177 63
10 CDM Barry Bannan 170 60
8 CDM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
9 CF Steven Fletcher 185 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
3 RB Erik Pieters 183 84
15 CD Bruno Martins Indi 185 76
23 LB Cuco Martina 185 72
17 CD Ryan Shawcross 191 76
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
38 CM Ryan Woods 173 64
8 CM Oghenekaro Etebo 174 74
18 RF Mame Biram Diouf 185 81
9 CF Benik Afobe 183 79
7 LF Thomas Ince 178 66