Sheffield Wednesday vs West Bromwich Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sheffield Wednesday vs West Bromwich Albion Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Wednesday evening (19:45) features two promotion hopefuls doing battle and is live on Sky Sports. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield Wednesday picked up a useful point at home to high-flying Leeds on Friday night in a 1-1 draw. They took the lead through Adam Reach but given they were second best will settle for a point from the encounter.

West Brom won their third straight league game edging out Preston in a five-goal thriller that they were the better side in. Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle got one each in the victory while an own-goal completed the scoring.

These two were in different divisions last season so you have to go back 2009/10 for their least meetings. It is hard to reach much into the head-to-heads then but for what it is worth the Baggies have won each of the last three battles.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday got a little bit lucky on Friday night when they claimed a point against Leeds and as such I can’t be backing them here against free scoring West Brom. The Baggies  though look a little too short to be backing given they went off a bigger price against weaker opponents (Preston) at the weekend.

Backing goals looks the best solution for this fixture as the Owls are ranked seventh in the goals per game table and the Baggies are top. Five of the last eight for the visitors and six of the last eight for the hosts have gone over 2.5 goals so back that and have a smaller interest on over 3.5 goals.

 

Over 2.5 goals in this fixture

Over 3.5 goals in this fixture

 

Sheffield Wednesday have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield Wednesday

AVG Goals

1.1

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

4

Lost

2
D H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-01-2019

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

12-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

06-02-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

12-02-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

19-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

23-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

The Owls have now lost just one of their last seven after losing two of their opening three fixtures. They sit in 12th place with 15 points though the expected goals data thinks they are being lucky and has them as low as 23rd.

At Hillsborough, they are unbeaten this season with two victories and three draws and all five matches seeing both teams net. The Yorkshire outfit have netted exactly two goals in three of their last four at their own ground.

Sheffield Wednesday are ranked seventh in the goals per game table with an average of three per fixture. Wednesday have seen none of their ten go under 1.5 goals while eight of these have seen exactly two or three goals.

 

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Joost van Aken (ankle), Kieran Lee, Gary Hooper (both match fitness) are all doubts.

West Bromwich Albion Preview

The Baggies have won three straight and four of the last five to climb to the top of the league table. They are one point clear though the expected goals data table has them down in tenth.

Away from the Hawthorns, they have been quite strong with two wins, two draws and just one defeat which came at Middlesbrough. Jay Rodriguez has netted three times on the road this season while Dwight Gayle has grabbed two.

No side has produced more goals per game than West Brom in the Championship with a fixture average of 3.9. Four of their ten have gone over 4.5 goals with two going over a high 6.5.

 

West Bromwich Albion Team News

The Baggies have no injuries or suspensions ahead of this fixture.

Sheffield Wednesday Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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

West Bromwich Albion 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

Sheffield Wednesday vs West Bromwich Albion Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Cameron Dawson 189 80
34 CD Michael Hector 193 82
15 CD Tom Lees 185 78
36 CD Daniel Pudil 185 81
20 AM Adam Reach 185 73
42 RM Matthew Penney - -
8 CM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
7 CM Joshua Onomah 185 83
2 LM Liam Palmer 180 75
45 CF Fernando Martin Forestieri 172 67
17 CF Atdhe Nuhiu 197 85
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
25 CD Craig Dawson 188 78
26 CD Ahmed Hegazy 194 95
5 CD Kyle Bartley 180 70
12 LM Tyrone Mears 180 74
3 RM Kieran Gibbs 178 70
11 CM Chris Brunt 185 84
15 AM Harvey Barnes 174 66
8 CM Jake Livermore 180 76
16 CF Dwight Gayle 177 73
19 CF Jay Rodriguez 185 80