Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday
England – League Championship
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Griffin Park, Brentford.
Brentford had won in each of their two home games in this Championship season and they will be keen to pile further misery on a struggling Sheffield Wednesday. The Bees are capable of playing some excellent football at times and if they manage to bring some consistency into their game they are a strong contenders for a top six finish this season. They finished 9th last season, but were in the play-offs of the 2014/15 season after finishing fifth, but lost 5-1 on aggregate to Middlesbrough in the semi-finals.
The last year’s play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday have now suffered back-to-back defeats, the latest a 2-0 loss at home to Leeds United. Somehow things are not looking that bright at Hillsborough at the moment. But Carlos Carvalhal has guided the club to the play-off under difficult circumstances last season and he knows well that one of two good results will bring momentum to his team in achieving the season ambitions
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday: Head-to-Head
Sheffield Wednesday are on a six matches unbeaten run against Brentford with 4 wins and two draws.
The Owls won in each of the two meetings between the two sides last season, 4-0 at home and 2-1 at Brentford.
Brentford have managed to defeat Sheffield only once in their last 7 home games, lost in four and drawn two.
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
Sheffield might have a good head-to-head record against Brentford, but their away record in the league in recent time is a poor one. The Owls haven’t won in the last seven trips in the Championship with 4 defeats. While Brentford are on a six match unbeaten run at home in the league and they will fancy their chances to break the six match win less run against Sheffield on Saturday.
Brentford have kept clean sheets in four consecutive home matches, which is an indication that they will adopt a careful approach against a team like Sheffield. So the goals are likely to remain under the 2.5 mark.
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday: Betting Tips
- Handicap Brentford (+1) at 1.53.
- Under 2.5 goals at 1.72