Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday
England League Cup
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).
Sunderland take on Sheffield Wednesday in the first round of 2018/19 League Cup alternatively known as the Carabao Cup for Sponsorship reasons.
The Black Cats suffered back-to-back relegations and now play their trade in the England’s League One.
The team has a different outlook altogether this team in terms of both playing and backroom staff.
Former St Mirren coach Jack Ross is the man handed with the duty of firing the team back to Championship this term and the Black Cat faithful will be happy with their team’s start to the new season.
Sunderland started off with a 2-1 win over Charlton and then a 1-1 away draw at Luton to grab early momentum.
Wednesday finished 10th in the Championship last season, they were involved in relegation battle before Dutch coach Jos Luhukay took over and stabilize the ship.
The Owls are one of the teams looking to earn promotion to Premier League, however, their start to the season is underwhelming.
Defeat at Wigan and 1-1 home draw with Hull left the team searching for their first win of the season this week.
Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-head
There has been 6 meetings between the sides in the past two decades, Sunderland won the first 4 before last season’s Championship clash resulted in a draw and win for Sheffield Wednesday.
Their last meeting was at the Stadium of Light, Wednesday struck lucky with a 3-1 win on that occasion.
Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction
Sunderland have had a bright start to their competitive campaign and they will be highly motivated to test themselves against a team from higher league.
Sheffield Wednesday on the other hand, have a better squad. They have not started the season well, this leave them with a point to prove this midweek.
Thus, a stage is test of an intriguing contest with both teams setting sights on nothing less than a win.
This is a tricky match to call to be honest and I wouldn’t risk by favoring a winner here.
However, we have seen the teams conceding goals in the opening weeks of the season and the better bet here is to back both teams netting at least once.
Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips
Both teams to Score @ 8/11 (1.73).