Sheffield Wednesday vs Preston North End
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium (Sheffield).
Preston North End have shown character by rebounding from a last-gasp loss to fellow promotional rivals Fulham (1-2) last time out when they eased past Sunderland 0-2 at the Stadium of Light. The Lilywhites have thus instantly re-joined the battle for the promotional playoffs and they have a nice chance to make it back-to-back wins on travels on Friday when they take on the struggling Sheffield Wednesday side at Hillsborough.
Alex Neil’s men are now two points shy of the top six spots after clinching their third win in last four league affairs. Sean Maguire and Callum Robinson have inspired the successes against the Black Cats and they are expected to lead the team towards the new victory here. The Irish striker (Maguire) would take his league tally to double digits (he is team’s top scorer with nine goals so far in the season) if he finds the net at Hillsborough.
The Owls have had a dreadful campaign in this term of Championship. They are still trying to adjust to life without Carlos Carvalhal who has led the team towards consecutive playoffs appearances in the past couple of years. Nonetheless, Sheffield did not look as awful as they generally do in last two rounds when they’ve claimed four points in fixtures against Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Preston North End: Head-to-head
Preston North End lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into their 64th encounter with Sheffield Wednesday.
The Lilywhites have not had much luck in clashes at Hillsborough, though, losing 17 and winning only 8 of 31 so far.
The Owls have won each of last three H2H ties in front of the home crowd with Preston.
The Lilywhites have clinched a narrow 1-0 victory when the teams met at Deepdale in this term of Championship.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Preston North End: Prediction
Preston have been much more consistent throughout the season. They’ve won three of last four games and they desperately need points to book their place in the promotional playoffs at the end of the season.
We thus just have to take Preston to win at the odds of 2.50, while you can alternatively back Sean Maguire to make the difference and score anytime at 3.20.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Preston North End: Bet Tips
Preston North End to win @ 2.50
Sean Maguire to score anytime @ 3.20.
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