Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 9 November 2019

Close game expected at Hillsborough

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EnglandSheffield Wednesday vs Swansea CityEngland
9th November 1500hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 4/5 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 7 November)

Sheffield Wednesday can go to within a point of Swansea when they two meet on Saturday. With the top of the Championship so tight, the three points on offer here will be crucial for both teams.

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Sheffield Wednesday Preview – Can Owls bounce back from disappointing defeat last time out and climb into top six?

Having taken seven points from three matches Sheffield Wednesday had move to within a couple of points of first place in the Championship. It meant a really positive start to life as Owls’ boss for Gary Monk but he knows all too well of how unforgiving this division is having been boss of both Leeds and Middlesbrough and the disappointing it can bring. Those experiences will have hardened him along with his time at Birmingham more recently so he’ll not be overly upset at taking just a point from the last two matches. A goalless draw with Leeds is never a bad result despite being at home but he would have been left frustrated when going down 2-1 away to Blackburn last weekend. Having taken the lead in the closing 10 minutes, Wednesday conceded two goals in the last couple of minutes to leave with nothing.

Monk will be looking for a response as his former club Swansea – where he played and managed – come calling. Their record at home has been very good this season with four wins and two draws from seven matches. The only loss at Hillsborough was against QPR back at the end of August. Since then, they have lost just one goal in their next four games and have kept clean sheets in their last three.

Sheffield Wednesday to win to nil

Swansea City Preview – Will Swansea make it three consecutive wins and keep tabs with the leaders?

Swansea were one of the teams who it was difficult to know what to expect from coming into this season. With so much change both in terms of players and coaching staff, they were something of a watching brief. Now, with approaching completion of the first third of the season and it’s fair to assess their start as promising but perhaps a little flattering. They are one of three teams who on 28 points, just a couple of the leaders West Brom. The Swans sit behind leads and ahead of Nottingham Forest only on goal difference and know any slip-ups will be punished with the margins so minimal.

After such a strong start to the campaign where they won five of their first six games to go top of the table, they then managed only one victory in their next seven matches and there was a sense the wheels could fall off. Credit to Steve Cooper and his players, however, as back to back wins have seen them climb the table once again. A hugely important victory over bitter rivals Cardiff seemed to restore much needed confidence as they went on to defeat Wigan 2-1 last weekend – scoring the winning goal in added time.

Key-Facts – Sheffield Wednesday vs Swansea City

  • Wednesday have been going along nicely but it’s now just one point from their last two games
  • Swansea have recovered from a poor run to win their last two games and are well placed in the top six
  • Gary Monk is a former player, captain and manager of Swansea and will be looking to get one over his old club

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City Betting Advice

There may not have been many predicting that these two clubs would be occupying spots in the top seven but both have achieved it in their own ways. The carrot for Wednesday is a win would take them to within one point of their opponents and closer to their goal of a finish in the top six. Swansea will be looking to continue their recent resurgence and keeping on the tails of leaders West Brom.

Wednesday have been very strong at home for the most part this season but they face a Swansea team who are unbeaten on their travels and it suits their style of play when on the road. With just seven goals scored and three conceded for Wednesday at home, this looks set to be a low-scoring affair and under 2.5 goals looks the obvious bet.