Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Craven Cottage, Fulham, London.
Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday are level on 24 points when they lock horns for the matchday 17 fixture in the Championship on Saturday evening. But the two teams are on a contrasting run of form.
The hosts Fulham have notched up back-to-back wins with a 2-0 away win against Brentford in the last round fixture before destroying Huddersfield 5-0 at home in the previous week. Things look very positive for the London based club as they bagged 3 wins and a draw from their last 5, with a lone defeat happening against a rejuvenated Aston Villa by a 1-0 margin. However, their recent home record is a bit of a worry for head-coach Slavisa Jokanovic as the win against Huddersfield is the first since the 1-0 win against Newcastle on matchday 1.
Sheffield have now suffered two defeats in a row, with the latest a surprise 2-1 home loss to Ipswich Town before bowing out 2-0 at Derby. They have dropped further down to 10th in the league table, however there is only 2 points that separate them from the play-off zone. At the same time, things are very crowded in the middle of the Championship table as only as there is only a 6 point gap between 6th placed Leeds United and 17th placed QPR. Sheffield must lift their game not to get lost in the heavy traffic.
Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday: Head-to-head stats
The teams met for three times in the 2015/16 season, two in the Championship and once in the FA Cup. Sheffield Wednesday grabbed the win on all three occasions and all wins by a 1 goal margin. This also extended their unbeaten run against Fulham to 4 matches in all competitions.
They have met only on 9 occasions since calendar year 2000 and Wednesday lead the head-to-head with 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats.
Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
Wednesday’s good record in the recent meetings against Fulham could give them some extra confidence as they look ways to end their losing streak. Fulham are on a good run of form, but their poor record at home and inability to string long unbeaten streaks could work out of their favour.
Sheffield Wednesday are tipped as underdogs in this match by bookmakers, but we believe they are going to take at least a point from this fixture.
Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw or Sheffield Wednesday at 5/8 (1.62)
Over 2.5 goals at 1/1 (2.00)