Sheffield Wednesday entertain Stoke City in their first league clash after the international. The hosts have built up momentum with three straight wins and are within a point off the playoff spots. On the contrary, Stoke have endured a difficult return to the second tier and they are presently just one point above the drop zone. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wednesday made it three league victories on the bounce after they picked up a 2-1 win over Reading earlier this month. Adam Reach and Lucas Joao were the scorers for Wednesday on the road.
Stoke, on the other side, succumbed to their fifth winless game of the campaign as they suffered a 2-1 away defeat at West Bromwich Albion. Dwight Gayle was the pick of the players with a brace for the Baggies.
Wednesday’s recent clash versus Stoke City was at the Bet365 Stadium in the League Cup (2015) where they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat. The last league meeting at the Hillsborough Stadium in 2008 witnessed a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a home win for Wednesday.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield Wednesday win at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke are backed at 2.40 for an away win but the result appears unlikely based on the Potters woeful away form. The visitors have struggled since their Championship return and they have accumulated just one point in three away trips. Based on this, we are anticipating a victory for Wednesday, who are on a three-match winning streak including two straight games in their home patch. Our preview expects a win for Wednesday.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield Wednesday win at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield Wednesday vs Stoke City draw odds: 3.40
Stoke City win odds: 2.40
Correct Score odds
Wednesday have impressed in their home turf since the start of the season and they have already accumulated seven points from three matches. In comparison, Stoke have been far from impressive on their travels and they have managed just one point from three away trips. Taking Stoke’s poor run on the road, our correct score prediction expects Wednesday to run 2-1 victors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Wednesday have struggled to keep a clean sheet this term and this has resulted in high-scoring games with 2-1 being the common scoreline in their last two home matches. Stoke’s recent away trip at West Bromwich Albion produced the same score with the hosts claiming the victory. Our total goals prediction fancies more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lucas Joao was in sublime form before the international break and he contributed three goals in the games against Reading and Ipswich Town. In this period, he opened the scoresheet on one occasion with a shot accuracy of nearly 67%. Joao is goalless in one previous meeting versus Stoke. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Joao.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lucas Joao at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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