Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Betting Tips: Draw, 2019-03-04

Championship Tips

Monday 4th March 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Draw
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 3.40 (odds taken at 03:48 GMT, 04 Mar 2019)

Over to England, and Yorkshire provides us with arguably the most anticipated fixture on Monday night as the Steel derby pits the wits between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United at Hillsborough as the betting tips continue in the Championship.

Championship Betting at Bet Victor

Sheffield Wednesday Prediction

Sheffield Wednesday recorded back-to-back wins in the Championship on the weekend when they secured all three points with a 2-0 home win over Brentford to make it seven matches overall without defeat now in the second tier.

The arrival of new manager, Steve Bruce, has instilled a tighter defensive unit and this has brought about increased positivity through results as The Owls have now climbed up into 14th place on the Championship league ladder and possess a very solid home record that stands at 7-7-3 23/20.

Recent wins against Wigan Athletic, Swansea City and Brentford have ensured Sheffield Wednesday have put to bed any lingering fears of being dragged down into the relegation fight below them, and they head into this local derby seven points behind 6th placed Bristol City.

The Owls have kept five clean sheets to date and Bruce will be eager for a sixth here this evening against one of his former clubs that he’s managed.

Forwards Joao (9 goals), Fletcher (8 goals) and Forestieri (4 goals) look the most likely to score for Sheffield Wednesday here.


Key-Facts – Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United

  • Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in their last 7 matches in the Championship
  • 4 of the last 7 meetings between these two sides have ended in draws
  • Sheffield United have won 4 of their last 5 away matches in the Championship


Sheffield United Prediction

Yorkshire rivals, Leeds United, replaced Sheffield United in 2nd place and one of the automatic promotion spots following their 4-0 thumping of high-flying West Brom at Elland Road on Friday night, but Sheffield United can once again swap places with Leeds if they take all three points at Hillsborough against their old foes, Sheffield Wednesday, in this keenly anticipated Steel derby.

Sheffield United are in great form at the moment under manager, Chris Wilder, as his side have captured four wins from their last five matches in the Championship with victories over Bolton Wanderers, Middlesbrough, Reading and most impressive of all, a 1-0 win away at West Brom at The Hawthorns last time out on their travels.

The Blades have picked up some impressive results of late away from home that include points at Norwich City and Aston Villa in 2-2 and 3-3 draws respectively, along with the aforementioned win at West Brom amidst an overall away record of 8-4-5 28/21.

In addition, the visitors have kept five clean sheets on the road this season and possess some dangerous attacking players in the shape of forwards Sharp (22 goals), McGoldrick (11 goals) and Madine, the latter being a former player at Sheffield Wednesday.

Betting Tips Verdict

The arrival of Owls boss, Steve Bruce, makes this possibly a more evenly matched contest and the draw looks appealing here at good odds.