Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Prediction & Match Preview

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 1 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Hillsborough.

The Owls are placed 23rd in the table, and they are neck-deep in the relegation zone. They have a total of just 13 points all through this competition, and have one of the worst defenses in the entire league.

Meanwhile, counterparts the Rams are placed 22nd in standings, and also do have one of the weakest backlines in the entire Championship.

Both are separated by just two points, and tensions are rising day by day as other squads have started to pull ahead. If these two fail to act now, it’s almost a given that by the time the season comes to an end, they would have locked in their relegations.

As such, we can surely expect a fierce encounter this Friday, and the basic expectation is that goals will come from either side of the pitch at the Hillsborough.

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

  • The previous four fixtures had goals from both teams.
  • The latest encounter had ended in a 1-3 win for Wayne Rooney’s men on the road.
  • Since 2015, not once have the hosts failed to score at this ground.
  • The last four overall wins at this venue were evenly split into two each for either squad.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby: Prediction

The Owls were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day on the road, by Blackburn. In the meantime, the Rams lost 0-1 at home, against Preston.

Going on, the Owls were unbeaten in 18 of their preceding 21 overall match-ups, and they had also lost four of their last six fixtures. They have also kept a total of two clean sheets from their preceding ten gams, and just five from the last twenty match-ups.

And at home, they have recorded a total of three wins all through 2020.

Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in 26 of their previous 30 overall matches, and they have a total of two wins on the road this whole season.

Suffice it to say that it’s a high-pressure fixture for both – since they are in desperate need of points, and mistakes are expected in plenty. Couple this with their faltering defenses, and the inference is that either team will find the back of the net at least once this Friday.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby: Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).