Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Pride Park Stadium (Derby).
Derby County showed character to come from, behind and see off Wigan Athletic 2-1 on Tuesday night at Pride Park Stadium. It was a win which ended their four-loss streak in Championship. The Rams are back in contention for the promotional play-offs and are now level on points with Bristol City in sixth. Can they take advantage of the Robins’ tough fixture against second-placed Leeds United to claim the much-needed victory and break back into the top-six?
It will be quite a big task for Frank Lampard’s men as they go against a well-organized Sheffield Wednesday squad here. The visitors are enjoying their time under Steve Bruce. They are winless in past eight league affairs, six of which saw the Owls keep a clean sheet. Sheffield Wednesday took seven out of nine possible points from last three league games and they will come into this high on confidence after a strong performance in Monday’s Steel City derby against 3rd-placed Sheffield United at Hillsborough.
Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday: Head-to-head
Derby County were more successful historically as they lead the head to head tie by 13 wins coming into 86th match against the Owls.
Teams have two wins apiece in last four H2H encounters, though.
Just two of last seven H2H ties saw three or more goals scored.
Derby were especially dominant in the history of H2H outings played in front of their fans where they won 26, drew 10 and lost just 6 of 42 against Sheffield Wednesday.
Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
Frank Lampard’s men struggled for creativity in the final third in recent weeks and we expect them to face troubles breaking the stern defensive line of the Owls’ here. The visitors kept six clean sheets in last eight league affairs and they held the likes of Sheffield United to a goalless draw on Monday.
The value is thus fine win Sheffield Wednesday not to lose at Pride Park Stadium at the odds of 1.75, while braver punters can try with the visitors to keep another clean sheet at sky-high 3.75 odds.
Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday: Bet Tips
Sheffield Wednesday or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Sheffield Wednesday to keep a clean sheet @ 3.75 (11/4).