Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn Betting Tip Sheffield Wednesday – 18 January 2020

Wednesday to follow up last weekend's win

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EnglandSheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn RoversEngland
18th January 1500hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Sheffield Wednesday
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 17/20 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 17 January

The ever-changing playoff positions sees Sheffield Wednesday now occupy and hold on to sixth spot as the welcome a Blackburn Rovers team who will still feel they are very much part of the same conversation.

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Sheffield Wednesday Preview – Can the Owls build on their excellent win last time out to continue in the playoff spots?

We’ll know at the end of the season just how important the win at Elland Road is but it definitely feels like it could be significant. Going away to the league leaders at the time having lost three straight matches was always going to be a difficult task, especially with it being a local rivalry, too. Credit to Gary Monk’s men who became only the second visiting team to win at the venue this season.

The three points move Wednesday back into the top six and will give them renewed confidence that they can maintain that position.

Our betting prediction:
Sheffield Wednesday to win/BTTS

Bet at Coral

(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 17 January)

Monk knows how competitive this division and whilst a win over his former club and retaking a playoff position would have been welcome, there is an awful lot of work to do. The Owls are leading a host of clubs all vying for the top six so any slip-up is going to be punished.

One man who Monk will have to continue without is top scorer Steven Fletcher. His absence is always going to be felt but he could well be back at the business end of the season, when he’ll be hoping his team are still very much in contention for promotion.

Blackburn Rovers Preview – Will Rovers take the spoils and creep closer to their opponents in the race for promotion?

It’s been a really frustrating period for Tony Mowbray and his Blackrburn team as they have started to fall down the table. No wins in their last four league games (taking just two points) and being knocked out the FA Cup, means it’s been a poor 2020 so far. A promotion push was probably seen as being ambitious at the start of the season. However, considering the race of the playoffs has been ultra competition, hopes were increasing that they could secure one of the four positions.

Rovers sit five points behind their opponents in sixth so know the importance of getting a result here. And at very least avoiding defeat.

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Just like Sheffield Wednesday are adjusting to one of their most influential players being out injured, Blackburn are in a similar position. Bradley Dack who is their most creative player and also their top scorer is likely to be out for up to a year. The impact such an absence has on a team cannot be underestimated and the results immediately after losing him are an indication of just how important he is.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Advice

The challenge after a big result is being able to follow it up. That’s what Wednesday have to do following their win over Leeds last weekend. If they fail to pick up another win then it wastes the good work of a week ago. Rovers will just be hoping for some sort of positive outcome. It’s been a wretched period for them and they could be out of contention should they go eight points behind.

Key Facts – Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tip

  • Wednesday took a massive three points away at Leeds last week to end a run of three straight defeats
  • Rovers come into this match having not won any of their last five in the Championship
  • Blackburn took the spoils when they last met, winning 2-1 at Ewood Park in November

It was Rovers who came out on top when the sides last met but Wednesday have won the last three here. This looks another good opportunity for them to make it four in a row at Hillsborough. Take a home win in this game.

The best betting odds for Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn Rovers

Sheffield Wednesday to win: 3/4 at Bet365
Draw: 11/4 at Bet365
Blackburn Rovers to win: 15/4 at Bet365