Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County
England – The Championship
Date: Saturday, 22nd April 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium.
Sheffield Wednesday will take on Derby County on Saturday afternoon in search for 3 points in their fight for promotion.
Wednesday are currently on course to secure a play-off spot. The team has 3 games to do it though. They have 2 points advantage over struggling of late Leeds United and the Owls will try everything to preserve the lead. The team managed to stabilize its form from going 4 games without a victory to 4 straight wins. Rotherham, Newcaslte, Cardiff and QPR all fall to a defeat against The Owls. Sheffield are one of the best home teams this season letting less than goal at home and picking 44 of their 75 points.
Derby will be disappointed after losing all chances for promotion. The Rams are winless in 2 games heavily losing to Brenford and drawing at home against Huddersfield. The team had previously gone with 3 victories in a row but fell short in the end. Away from Macron though Derby tends to struggle. Only 1 victory has marked their last 7 games on the road losing 5. Interesting stat to note here is that the team failed to find the net in all 5 of those defeats.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County: Head to head
The team’s head to head stats are not in favour of the promotion hopefuls Sheffield. The owls haven’t had a single win in 17 games against Derby.
Last 10 games have seen Derby winning 4 and 6 draws.
Sheffield failed to find the net in 6 of those 10 games.
Last game finished 2-0 for Derby County earlier this season.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County: Prediction
Sheffield are in need of points here. The pressure is on their side because losing points here may put them in a very difficult position. Still their head to head record cannot be ignored. With all the nerves which are expected here a draw looks to have value.
Derby is not the best away team and often fails to score. Sheffield are also a team that often tends to have trouble scoring. That makes the under 2.5 goals bet having its chance.