Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Hillsborough (Sheffield).
Charlton have shown their opportunistic mindset with three wins from their past five fixtures, though two of those were against relegation-battlers. However, one of those were against Nottingham Forest, a playoff contender, and against a Sheffield Wednesday squad, who are on a six-match winless run, Charlton fans will expect a great display.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sheffield had won the reverse fixture, with a 1-3 scoreline, on the road.
- Eight of the last nine games had goals from both teams.
- Charlton scored twice or more in two of the former four clashes at this venue.
- Three of the past five wins at this venue went to the guests.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton Match Preview
Sheffield were held to a 3-3 draw on the road the last match-day by Birmingham. It was their sixth winless game in a row, and the fact that they dropped two points despite having the lead even in the injury time, must have hurt more.
The team had great ambitions coming into this season, as just the last summer, they saw their derby rivals Sheffield United get promoted to the top flight. And to pile on, United have been on a rampage in the Premier League.
On the other hand, Charlton recorded a 3-1 home win over Luton the past game week. It was their third win from the previous five match-days, and showcased their immense desire to get into formidable form.
As things stand, Sheffield have a good safety cushion over the relegation cut-off, and are a considerable distance away from getting into the playoff mix. As such, neither are they in immediate danger, nor do they have the potential to go after big objectives.
On the contrary though, Charlton cannot boast that they are safe from the clutches of the relegation zone. They have no option but to keep on performing, whereas Sheffield could afford to be complacent.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton Prediction
As mentioned earlier, Sheffield Wednesday are winless in their last six games, and lost two of their former three. They had also failed to score in three of their prior five games, while conceding three or more goals in the past two fixtures. At home, they are on a run of five winless match-ups, of which four were losses.
Importantly, they have not scored in their past four home appearances, conceded thrice or more in two of the former three fixtures here, and let in two or more goals in three of the past five home matches. Going on, they were also winless in 11 of their prior 15 games at this venue.
On the other hand, Charlton have started showing a desire to win, and have proved their mettle with some wins in their recent games. Especially against teams that are struggling, Charlton have battled hard for the three points. As such, expect the guests Charlton to do their best on the pitch, and to avoid the loss.
However, do note that Sheffield are higher in the table, have the home advantage, had won the reverse fixture (that too on the road), and that Charlton are a newly-promoted team to the competition. If not for their bad form, Sheffield should have easily won the game.
Still, Wednesday are not going to make it easy for the visitors, and Charlton will have to give their absolute best to obtain a credible result. Likely, expect the fixture to be competitive, and for the hosts to play a good role in keeping the number of goals in the match, low in number.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton Betting Tips
Double Chance: Charlton or Draw @ 2.00 (1/1)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).