Sheffield Wednesday vs Barnsley
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 28th October 2017
Kick off at 12:30 UK/20:45 CET
The early Saturday game opposes last year play-off team Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.
Wednesday disappointed again last weekend. They faced Derby County hoping to get something out of the game but failed to do so. Early penalty from Vydra allowed Derby to take the lead. The penalty was partnered by a direct red card for Loovens which opened a huge hole in the defensive line. Sheffield couldn’t do anything with 10 men and 5 minutes before the end The Rams struck again for the final score of 2-0.
Barnsley were also on the losing side last round. Hull City came to pay a visit got the 3 points and went back home. After a goalless first half Campbell scored just 15 minutes after getting into play. The goal stunned the hosts but their efforts were left unrewarded.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The Owls are in abysmal from recently. 3 points from the last 5 games is simply not good enough. They dropped to 16th place getting closer to the relegation zone than to the promotion. The team concedes rather easily while also struggling up front. Their home form looks decent though with just 1 defeat in 6 games.
Sheffield plays a typical 4-4-2 with 2 out and out strikers. The team uses a lot of long balls as t lacks creativity in midfield and struggles to create enough chances.
Barnsley currently sits 4 points behind their opponents in 19th place. The team is closer to the drop zone that would have liked and will be determined to get points. Their previous away game was their first away victory. The team took the points against Millwall with 1-3. Overall they are still poor on the road losing 3 out of 5. The team looks to be able to score but the defense lets easy goals in.
Barnsley like to mix their style. They played 4-4-2 last round while playing with lone striker in the previous 4 occasions.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Barnsley: Head to head
Sheffield is undefeated in 7 games against Barnsley with 4 victories and 3 draws.
At home Wednesday has 3 straight victories.
Last season they won 2-0 at Hillsborough and drew the away game 1-1.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Barnsley: Prediction
Despite their recent struggles Sheffield should be considered strong favourites. They are capable home team while Barnsley struggles. Wednesday has both the home and the quality advantage and Barnsley will need to out-jump themselves to gain anything from this game.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Barnsley: Bet Tips
Sheffield to win for 1.70 odd.
Brave punters must try HT/FT – 1/1 for 2.60 odd.
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