Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City
England – League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium (Sheffield).
Sheffield Wednesday finally put an end to their win-less streak with a 2-1 victory against Wigan Athletic on the weekend. They started their season with a 1-0 home win over Aston Villa, but failed to win in the next four matches with 2 draws and 2 losses. They will be going into the home fixture against Bristol City sitting 16th in the league table with 8 points from 6 matches.
Bristol City have started their season relatively well and are currently 9th in the league table with 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses from their 6 matches so far. Their head-coach Lee Johnson will be delighted with this kind of a start as his team was 18th at the end of last season. Also their two defeats came against relegated Premier League sides Norwich City and Newcastle United in consecutive weeks by a narrow 1-0 margin. They bounced back from the back-to-back defeats with a 3-1 home win against Aston Villa. Their last round fixture saw an inspired second half performance to come back from 2 goals down to earn a point at Rotherham United.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City: Head-to-Head Stats
Sheffield Wednesday won 2-0 win in the corresponding fixture of last season. But Bristol City has the last laugh with a 4-1 win at home in the reverse fixture played on April 2016. This was Bristol’s first win at home against Sheffield in 5 matches.
On the contrary, Bristol City have were unbeaten in their previous 5 visits to Sheffield prior to the 2-0 defeat last season. They won 4 and drawn 1 during the period.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City: Prediction
Sheffield Wednesday’s form at the beginning of this season is pretty inconsistent. Despite defeating Aston Villa and Wigan at home, they suffered an unexpected defeat to Leeds at the same venue. Also their position in the bottom half of the table means that they will be coming with the pressure of getting a result here.
While Bristol are on strong form and have a good record at the Hillsborough Stadium. And nobody should have expected them to have this kind of a start and with less pressure on the shoulders, they are poised to take at least a point from this mid-week fixture.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Bristol at 4/5 (1.80)
Over 1.5 goals at 1/3 (1.33).
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