Sheffield Wednesday take on city rivals Sheffield United in the Championship on Sunday. Read the match predictions to find out why a draw is the betting tip at Hillsborough. The Owls played out a 1-1 draw away to Cardiff City in their last match. Meanwhile, the Blades had their winning run cut short with a 0-1 defeat at home to Norwich City.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Sheffield United Preview
Sheff Wed are still struggling with injuries, forcing the likes of Steven Fletcher, Kieran Lee, Ross Wallace and Barry Bannan to play through the pain barrier. Glenn Loovens remains doubtful with a hip problem while Almen Abdi and Sam Hutchinson are sidelined with hamstring injuries. With Fernando Forestieri in the treatment room, Jordan Rhodes will hope to partner Gary Hooper up-front.
Sheff Utd have a few injuries of their own, with doubts over the fitness of Clayton Donaldson, Leon Clarke and Billy Sharp. Simon Moore and Richard Stearman are both set for lengthy spells on the sidelines with bad injuries. Ched Evans is expected to lead the line for the visitors and will likely be supported by David Brooks in the hole.
Team Predictions Sheffield Wednesday vs Sheffield United
Sheff Wed 4-4-2 formation: Westwood; Reach, Lees, van Aken, Hunt, Bannan, Jones, Lee, Wallace; Hooper, Rhodes
Sheff Utd 3-5-1-1 formation: Blackman; O’Connell, Wright, Carter-Vickers; Stevens, Fleck, Duffy, Coutts, Freeman; Brooks; Evans
Sheffield Wednesday vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
- Sheff Wed have won 4 drawn 4 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Sheff Utd have won 6 drawn 0 and lost 4 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Sheff Wed have scored an average of 1.6 goals and conceded an average of 1.1 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Sheff Utd have scored an average of 1.2 goals and conceded an average of 1.2 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Sheff Wed’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Sheff Utd’s previous 10 matches Back Under 2.5 Goals with 888Sport
Sheffield Wednesday vs Sheffield United Prediction
After a slowish start, Sheff Wed have started to turn the screw a little and are unbeaten in four matches. The stalemate with Cardiff was preceded by back-to-back wins at home to Nottingham Forest and Brentford, form that has lifted them into the top half of the table.
Across the city, newly promoted Sheff Utd have impressed and are in the play-off places, just two points behind league leaders Leeds United. The Blades beat Derby County, Sunderland and Bolton before slipping up last weekend, so are not to be taken lightly.
The hosts are favourites here but I can see some value in the draw here. The away side will be well up for this, the first Steel derby since 2012. Six of the last seven meetings between these sides at Hillsborough have produced under 2.5 goals and another tight game could be on the cards.
Free Betting Tips
DRAW at 23/10 with bet365
UNDER 2.5 GOALS at 5/8 with 888Sport
Correct Score Prediction
DRAW 1-1 at 6/1 with William Hill