Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Wednesday, 16th August 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium.
Sheffield Wednesday are off to a slow kick off to the new Championship campaign and they will be desperate to get it back on track this Wednesday when they host Sunderland in one of the most interesting ties of the third round at Hillsborough Stadium.
The Owls have been struggling a lot with the efficiency in the final third as they notched only a single goal in two league fixtures against Preston North End and Queens Park Rangers.
Carlos Carvalhal will be encouraged by the return of his star man Fernando Forestieri who is expected to be back in the squad after he missed the weekend’s home fixture against the Hoops.
The Black Cats only drew 1-1 with Derby County in the season opener, but they bagged as many as three past Norwich City on Sunday afternoon at Carrow Road.
Lewis Grabban is the man to look after as he notched three goals in opening two matches and he will be the main threat for Westwood’s goal on Wednesday.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland: Head to head
The Owls lead the tie by four wins ahead of their 85th encounter with Sunderland.
Interestingly, this will be the first meeting between the two sides in ten years. The Black Cats have won each of the previous four H2H meetings with Sheffield.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland: Prediction
This will be a tricky one as the hosts are desperate for points but the visitors enter the match in a much better mood.
We’ll go for the value and back Sunderland to stay undefeated at the odds of 8/11.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
The top pick will be Sunderland or Draw Double Chance at the odds of 8/11 @ Bet365.
You can also take Lewis Grabban to score anytime at 21/10 @ Unibet.