Stoke City return from the international break with a home game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. The hosts have proved tough to beat since the middle of February, but their tendency to play stalemates has dropped them 10 points off the playoff places. Wednesday have remained unbeaten since last month and a recent run of…
Stoke City FC vs Sheffield Wednesday FC – Betting Tips for the game
Stoke played out their sixth draw from seven matches after they settled for a 0-0 scoreline against Reading earlier this month. The Staffordshire outfit are currently on a run of three successive goalless stalemates.
Wednesday, meanwhile, go into the game after securing back-to-back league triumphs. They recently bagged a comfortable 4-2 win over Blackburn Rovers to go unbeaten for nine straight matches.
The previous meeting between the sides occurred at the Hillsborough Stadium in September which ended in a 2-2 draw. Their last encounter at the Bet365 Stadium was in the League Cup four years ago where Stoke won 2-0. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a score draw.
Stoke City FC vs Sheffield Wednesday FC – Match odds
Stoke have struggled to find the scoresheet regularly this campaign but they have still improved on the defensive front as the season has progressed. The hosts have kept four successive shutouts in the lead up to the game but they still can’t be fancied for the three points, as they have lacked the presence of an in-form marksman in their ranks. In comparison, Wednesday have found form with successive victories, but their away games have produced a mixed bag with three draws and just one win in the past four outings. Hence, our preview would go for a stalemate.
Stoke City win odds: 2.37
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 3.50
Stoke City FC vs Sheffield Wednesday FC – Correct Score odds
Wednesday have held the superiority over Stoke in terms of the scoring in the past five games and they have three times the number of goals (three) as the weekend hosts. However, Stoke have kept four straight shutouts on the bounce and they are likely to make things difficult for Wednesday in their playoff push. Our correct score prediction prefers a 1-1 draw with Stoke returning to scoring ways.
Stoke City FC vs Sheffield Wednesday FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Stoke have played out three 0-0 draws on the bounce but this statistic should change this weekend with the players bound to seek an improvement on their recent showing. Still, a cagey affair could be on the cards, as Wednesday are not big on away goals with an average of just over one goal per away game. Our total goals prediction is to go with less than 2.5 goals.
Stoke City FC vs Sheffield Wednesday FC – First Goalscorer odds
Steven Fletcher has found form at the busy end of the campaign for Wednesday and he has netted five times in the past six appearances. Fletcher has opened the scoring on three occasions including back-to-back games this month. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Fletcher to find the breakthrough once more.
Stoke City FC vs Sheffield Wednesday FC – Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.
Bet £20 get a £20 Free Bet. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 4/5 and must be settled before triggering free bet
£50 staggered free bet. Place your first bet and get £10 matched. After 5 bets get a free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your 5 bets. Then after your 10th bet, get another free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your last 5 bets.
Basically, to claim the free bets, place a £10 bet when you join to get £10. Then after 5 £20 bets, you get another £20. This then repeats so you can claim the final £20.
Min. odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater required to qualify.
Draw at 2.90
Total goals under 2.5 at 1.47