Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle betting tips, predictions and preview for Saturday evening’s Championship encounter at 5.30pm. See our betting preview below.
Both of these sides must continue their momentum as they seek the same thing – promotion to the Premier League.
Sheffield Wednesday got back to winning ways in midweek but they couldn’t have asked for an easier fixture. The Owls beat local rivals Rotherham who have already been relegated and have been struggling for form for the majority of the campaign. It was a relatively short trip for Carlos Carvalhal’s side who made light work of the Millers winning 2-0. Some Wednesday fans were worried their side would fluff their chances of sealing a top six position but that victory coupled with Fulham’s defeat at Derby lifted them back into the Play-Off positions. Carvalhal has been feeling the pressure after picking up just a single point from their last two games with a frustrating defeat against Reading and late drama denying them all three against Barnsley. Wednesday have won 19 games this season with 12 of those arriving here at Hillsborough and they will be keen to complete the double over Newcastle and put a dent in the Magpies title hopes.
Newcastle snuck past Burton in midweek thanks to a Matt Ritchie strike. The win was overshadowed by a controversial penalty incident which saw referee Keith Stroud award Burton a free-kick for encroachment in the area. The award was confirmed to be incorrect. imessage waiting for activation Luckily for Rafa Benitez and his side it didn’t matter as they secured all three points against the Brewers. It lifted the Toon Army back to the top of the table but Brighton are playing 24 hours earlier and could be back at the summit when this game kicks off. Newcastle have the best away form in the division with 13 victories on the road this season.
Sheffield Wednesday’s home form is impressive but they’ve only won one of the last four matches here (5-1 v Norwich). Newcastle don’t lose on the road often but have suffered back to back frustrations with goalless draws against Reading and Birmingham so our first Sheff Wed vs Newcastle betting tip is a draw and the odds are 11/5 with Sky Bet.
These affairs are often quite cagey and Newcastle’s defence is looking strong. Neither side can afford to make mistakes and it could be settled by just 1 or 2 goals. Our second prediction for Sheff Wed vs Newcastle is under 2.5 goals and the best odds are 7/10 with Bet Bright.
Matt Ritchie is in flying form at the moment and can follow up his midweek goal with another here so a Ritchie to score anytime bet completes our Sheff Wed vs Newcastle predictions for Saturday. It’s 13/5 with Sportingbet.
The Owls have few injury problems ahead of this and have plenty of firepower to choose from. Stephen Fletcher scored twice in midweek and with Jordan Rhodes, Sam Winnall and Gary Hooper all fighting for places, Carlos Carvalhal has an abundance of riches to choose from.
Newcastle are without Ciaran Clark and DeAndre Yedlin throughout injury with Jamie Sterry also thought to be struggling.
Four of the last five matches between these sides have ended 1-0. Sheffield Wednesday have won the last two fixtures by this score-line.
These two sides played out a draw in 2009 and Newcastle were last victorious at the start of the 2009/2010 season.
Despite being the away side Newcastle start as favourites for this contest. The Magpies can be backed at around 7/5. Sheffield Wednesday are anywhere between 2/1 and 21/10. The Draw can be backed at around 9/4.
Dwight Gayle starts as favourite in the goal-scorer market with Jordan Rhodes, Sam Winnall and Alexsandar Mitrovic close behind.
Draw – 11/5 with Sky Bet.
Under 2.5 Goals – 7/10 with Bet Bright.
Matt Ritchie anytime goalscorer – 13/5 with SportingBet.