Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Friday evening (19:45) game is live on SKYTV and 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 lost their last game 3-1 away to Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday evening. The Owls had taken the lead through Jordan Rhodes in the 18th minute but were undone by a strong second-half performance from the Canaries. Wolves saw their winning run come to an end in surprising fashion at the weekend as they were held to a goalless draw at Molineux by struggling Sunderland. The visitors even played 28 minutes with ten-men but the hosts could no way past a well drilled unit. The two meetings between these sides last season saw the Yorkshire outfit come out on top drawing 0-0 at their own ground and winning 2-0 at Molienux. Fernando Forestieri is a doubt for the game but he has three in the last four meetings between the teams.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Wolves let us down last weekend but given they are bigger than evens and the class act in the division they need to be trusted here. Wednesday were poor in the second-half against Norwich at the weekend and a five-game run without a win means the pressure is once again on their manager Carlos Carvalhal. Seven of the last eight Wednesday have conceded have come in the second-half so you could extend this out by taking the game to be all-square at the interval and the visitors to have claimed all three points by the end.

Wolves to win the game

Draw HT/ Wolves FT

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Wolverhampton Wanderers have not conceded a goal in 70% of their last 10 games played against Sheffield Wednesday

AVG Goals

2.4

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)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Form Guide

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W H

13-03-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

30-03-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

03-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

06-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

15-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

A six-game unbeaten run came to an end for Wednesday last time out but as four of these have ended in a draw it is now five without a victory. Each of their next four fixtures are against teams in the top 14 of the table and the next two against sides in the top eight. At Hillsborough, they are five matches unbeaten though three of those have ended all-square. Nine of the last ten in front of their own fans in all competitions have seen both teams find the back of the net. Five of the last seven have gone over 2.5 goals while the two that have not have ended without a goal. Seven of the last eight they have conceded have come in the second-half with four of these coming in the last 20 minutes.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Tom Lees (thigh), Jack Hunt and Steven Fletcher (both unknown) are doubts while Sam Hutchinson, Fernando Forestieri (both knee) and George Boyd (shoulder) are long-term absentees.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

A run of six games taking maximum points came to an end for Wolves but it is still seven without defeat and just one loss in ten. The gap at the top of the table is four points and the Black Country outfit have just one match against a top eight side in their next eight. Away from Molineux, they have won each of their last three and four of their last five without conceding a goal. The seven road goals they have conceded this season are the best away record in the league. Five of their last seven have gone under 2.5 goals with their last two just producing a single goal. Just two of their last seven have seen both teams find the back of the net.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

Carl Ikeme (cancer) and Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (hip) are long-term absentees.

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 Wolverhampton Wanderers Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Joseph Wildsmith 189 77
4 CD Joost van Aken 178 75
16 LB Liam Palmer 180 75
12 CD Glenn Loovens 177 74
6 RB Morgan Fox 185 78
7 CM Jordan Rhodes 185 71
20 CM Adam Reach 185 73
8 CDM Jacob Butterfield 180 78
33 CDM Ross Wallace 168 63
3 CM David Jones 185 80
14 CF Gary Hooper 175 71
No. Pos Player M kg
21 GK John Ruddy 193 97
5 CD Ryan Bennett 188 70
16 CD Conor Coady 185 75
15 CD Willy Boly 191 81
29 RM Ruben Vinagre 174 -
2 LM Matt Doherty 185 75
27 CM Romain Saiss 190 76
8 CM Ruben Neves 180 80
33 RF Leo Bonatini 185 80
18 CF Diogo Jota 178 70
7 LF Ivan Cavaleiro 175 68