Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tip Draw & Under 2.5 Goals – 6 May 2022

Black Cats & Owls to play out draw

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Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday
6th May 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL League One Play-offs
Pick Draw & Under 2.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 3/1 odds taken 1206 GMT, Thursday 5 May

Two famous English clubs meet in the EFL League One play-offs this Friday, as Sunderland take on Sheffield Wednesday at the Stadium of Light. Neither of these teams should be plying their trade in the third tier, but only one can go through to contest this season’s League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium. We have the best odds and tips for this mouth-watering play-off match.

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Sunderland Preview – Will the Black Cats take a lead to the Steel City?

Sunderland have had a topsy-turvy season in the third tier. At one point they were automatic promotion contenders under Lee Johnson, but they then went on a run of four losses and two draws from six to close out 2021 and begin 2022 in the worst possible way.

New boss Alex Neil picked up his first win in late February, thumping eventual champions Wigan Athletic 3-0 away from home.

The victory at the DW Stadium was the turning point in their season. The Mackems went on to win seven of the last 11 fixtures to seal their spot in the play-offs. Sunderland are also unbeaten in 13 in League One, winning eight and drawing five.

Our betting prediction:
Exactly 2 goals to be scored

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(odds taken 1215 GMT, Thursday 5 May)

Sunderland have always been a tough nut to crack at the Stadium of Light, especially when the place is rocking. The Black Cats will be desperate to take a lead to Sheffield.

Sheffield Wednesday Preview – Can the Owls leave with a positive result?

Sheffield Wednesday have been in superb form since late January, ending their season with a staggering 14 wins from 20 league fixtures to bulldoze their way into the top six. They were suffering a relegation hangover in the first half of the season, but Darren Moore’s men really kicked on in 2022.

Wednesday’s narrow loss at Wycombe Wanderers a couple of weeks back remains their only League One reverse since 5th March. They made sure of fourth place with a resounding 4-1 win over Portsmouth at Hillsborough on Saturday.

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Sheffield Wednesday are in red-hot form ahead of this play-off campaign, and Moore’s men are the bookies’ favourites to go up.


Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Advice

These two third-tier powerhouses played out two fascinating matches this season. Back in November, Theo Corbeanu, Florian Kamberi and Lee Gregory netted in a 3-0 Owls triumph.

The Black Cats well and truly got revenge at the Stadium of Light in the December meeting, with Ross Stewart (3), Callum Doyle and Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka scoring in an emphatic 5-0 home victory.


Key Facts – Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tip

  • Sunderland are unbeaten in 13 League One fixtures (eight wins, five draws)
  • Sheffield Wednesday have won six of their last eight in the league
  • The Black Cats walloped the Owls 5-0 at the Stadium of Light in December


Both of these teams are in fine form ahead of this play-off campaign. They were only separated by one point in the regular season, and we are struggling to pick a winner in this one. With that in mind, check out the tempting odds of 3/1 for the draw and under 2.5 goals.

As for the correct score, we like the look of 5/1 for Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday to play out a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.


The best betting odds for Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday

Sunderland to win: 13/8 at Bet365
Draw: 11/5 at Bet365
Sheffield Wednesday to win: 7/4 at Bet365