Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 20 June 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
The Reds are placed in the playoff zone at the moment, and have a buffer of five points as well to keep their post-season hopes alive. However, they have been performing a bit below par for the past few games, that they have put themselves under pressure.
Meanwhile, the Owls are in the mid-table, and harbor not much hope about getting into the top-most tier. They too are going through a dry spell, and are slowly getting desperate for points.
By the looks of things, Nottingham Forest from the top-most tier should put in the better performance. As an afterthought though, a clean sheet might be out of the question due to the desperation of the Owls, and their h2h superiority over the years.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-4 win for the Owls on the road.
- The combined scoreline for the past two match-ups is 7-0, in favor of the Owls.
- Nine of the prior ten encounters ended in wins for the Owls.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a four-game winning run.
- The Owls scored three or more goals in four of the former five clashes.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
The Owls lost 5-0 on the road the last match-day, against Brentford. The hosts were so determined for the three points, that they fired in two goals even before the 20th minute, and did not allow the visitors even a minute chance to make a comeback.
After scoring the third in the 40th minute, they added two more goals late into the second half, to complete the 5-0 scoreline.
In the meantime, the Reds lost 0-3 on the road the past match-day, against Millwall. Matt Smith played the game of the season, as he completed his hat-trick even before the game clock reached 35 minutes.
At present, the Reds seem to be the favorites to put forth the better performance. Not only are they placed in the playoff zone, but with the season about to enter its final stages, they are determined to not lose out on their post-season ticket.
And to pile on, the Owls are on a three-game losing run, and were winless in nine of their former ten fixtures. At home, they were winless in seven of their preceding eight appearances, and had lost six of these as well.
On the other hand, the Reds were unbeaten in four of their past five overall match-ups, and were so in five of their former six road trips too. Likely, expect Nottingham Forest to avoid a loss at the very least this Saturday.
However, the Owls have won nine of the prior ten h2h clashes, and they are on a four-match winning run at this stadium in h2h clashes. Moreover, they have recorded a 7-0 combined scoreline from the preceding two h2h meetings too.
Taking into account these stats, expect goals from both teams this weekend.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Nottingham Forest or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).