Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Prediction & Match Preview

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Hillsborough (Sheffield).

Both teams are going through dismal runs, and there seems not much to differentiate between them. However, Sheffield have the home advantage, while Derby have been a total disaster on the road. Likely, count on the former to deliver a strong performance.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last three games in a row had goals from both teams.
  • Five of the past six wins had gone to the teams that had home advantage.
  • Two of the last three encounters at this stadium ended in wins for the hosts.
  • Since 2009, only twice have Sheffield lost at this ground.
  • The last time these two met at this venue, Derby won 1-2.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Match Preview

Sheffield won 1-0 at home the match-day, against Charlton. The win require some footnotes though. It was at home, the scoreline was a narrow one, and the victory had come against a team fighting relegation.

Still, the win does mean three points on the board, and it put an end to the run of six matches without a victory for Wednesday. 

In the meantime, Derby lost 2-1 on the road against QPR the prior game week. It was the fourth winless match in a row for the team, and it continued their trend of unimpressive performances away from home.

Despite the off-color displays from both teams though, they are not in any immediate danger, and this absence of pressure has made the teams complacent. The relegation cut-off at present is 37 points, while Derby and Sheffield have 45 and 48 points respectively.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Prediction

Sheffield have 3 wins from their past 11 home appearances, and just 1 from the prior 7 overall fixtures. They have conceded 3 or more goals in 2 of the last 3 overall games, and 3 or more goals in 2 of the preceding 4 fixtures at home.

Derby meanwhile, are winless in their last 4 match-ups on the trot, and conceded twice or more in 4 of their last 6 fixtures. On the road, they have conceded the second-most number of goals in the whole competition, and let in 2 or more goals in 5 of the previous 6 road trips.

Moreover, the preceding 3 h2h fixtures in a row had goals from both teams, and all these factors combine together to show just how bad defenses on either side are. Likely, expect both teams to score goals this Saturday. 

Regarding the result though, Sheffield had won their latest game, and have home advantage. Also, 5 of the last 6 h2h wins had gone to teams at home, and only twice have Derby won at home since 2009. And most importantly, Derby have been one of the worst teams on the road this season.

They have a total of 2 league wins away from home this campaign, and they had remained winless in the Championship in away fixtures from the first week of August till the second week of February. As such, expect a winning performance from Sheffield, with aid of handicap.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Betting Tips

  • Sheffield Wednesday 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).


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