Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th March 2019

Owls can deny their rivals promotion points

Championship Betting

Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Betting Tips – Championship, 4th March 7.45pm

Sheffield United will face a tough trip across the city in this one. There is extra pressure on them in the game as they can’t afford to drop points in a tight race for a top-two finish this season. While the Owls are down in mid-table, they are carrying some fairly strong form at the moment. Read our predictions for Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Betting Odds*

Sheffield United 21/20
Draw 5/2
Sheffield Wednesday 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 1st, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)

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Sheffield Wednesday News and Form

It has been good form from Sheffield Wednesday lately as they have turned into a really hard side to beat. They are currently running on a seven-match undefeated streak of form, winning their last. Those wins were both by a two-goal margin as well. Wednesday have played eight home games this season against sides currently in the top half of the table. They have had a low return from that of just a W1 D4 L3 record. So they haven’t converted against the stronger teams.

This season the Owls have a record of W7 D7 L3 at Hillsborough in the league. They are on an eight-match undefeated streak of form there at the moment. This season they have banked a clean sheet in 29% of home fixtures. They have actually only conceded in two of their last seven, home and away in the Championship. Nine of their last twelve league outings have gone under 2.5 goals. 70% of the goals which they have conceded on home soil this season have occurred after the half time break in matches. In 12 of their 17 home games, Sheffield Wednesday have opened the scoring.

Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Head to Head

The last two league meetings have ended in a 0-0 draw
The Blades won their last visit to Hillsborough 4-2
Sheffield United are W2 D4 L1 in their last seven against the Owls
Both teams have scored in just one of the last four

 

Key-Facts – Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United

  • Wednesday are undefeated in seven league games
  • The Owls have five clean sheets in their last seven played
  • Sheffield United have lost one of their last nine away games

 

Sheffield United News and Form

The Blades are in good form as well with a three-match winning streak going. They have come through a couple of big tests in that sequence as well. They faced off against West Brom and Middlesbrough, two of the current top five and took a 1-0 success over both of them. Sheffield United are W8 D4 L5 on their travels this season in the league and they are undefeated in their last three on the road. Sheffield United have picked up one loss in their last nine road games in the Championship only.

Just like their rivals, the Blades have been showing defensive strengths as well. They have not conceded in any of their last three and have four clean sheets in five now. United are on a six-match scoring streak in the league and 62% of their away goals have been conceded in the second half of matches. They currently boast the second best defensive record in the division, with only Middlesbrough bettering them in that department. Interestingly they have just a poor W1 D2 L4 record in seven games on the road against sides currently 14th and higher.

Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Predictions

Draw: There has been nothing to split these in the last two Steel City derby matches and there may not be in this one. Both have been putting in some good defensive displays as of late and there is going to be no quarter given in this one. Draw.


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