Stoke City vs Sheffield Wednesday
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Stoke on Trent.
Sheffield Wednesday is dealt with a tricky challenge this weekend. They are taking on a resilient Stoke, on the road, while they themselves are chasing a spot in the playoffs. Wednesday has posted 55 points so far and is just two points below the final entry into the post-season mix. They have been disciplined in their quest for the objective and remained unbeaten in their last five matches.
Only two teams in the entire competition have scored fewer than Stoke, and both those squads are at the bottom-most of league standings. They repeated the feat at home, with only three teams managing to score fewer in home games. But at home, they have succeeded in putting on defensive displays too, giving credibility to the popular saying, that teams will struggle to score at Stoke’s backyard.
Stoke City vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four games had under 2.5 goals.
- Sheffield recorded two of the last three wins.
- Seven of the last thirteen meetings were stalemates.
- Sheffield returned two wins from the last three games.
Stoke City vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction
Stoke is notorious for presenting tough games to visitors, and as such, guests usually find it hard to net goals. But Wednesday is on a great form, and it would be a bad bet to wage against them. With Sheffield being unbeaten in their last ten matches, and the last five on the road, the advantage surely lies with them.
And coupled with Stoke’s tendency this season to stay away from scoring, and their unsatisfactory goal returns, it’s expected that Sheffield will not concede in the first half at all. With the team chasing a spot in the playoffs, it’s important that they do not go under pressure right away in the game.
Going on, Stoke conceded just two goals in their last seven matches combined, and with them already famous for being difficult to score against at home, the match does not have the chance to turn into a goal-fest. The advantage might lie with the visitors, but even then expect a small scoreline.
Stoke City vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
Stoke NOT to Score in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).