It ended all square on Sunday lunchtime as both sides drew blanks in West Yorkshire. Something has got to give in this second leg.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Predictions
Carlos Carvalhal seemed pleased with the outcome at the John Smiths Stadium. He described it as a ‘positive result’ and his side have to be considered the favourites to progress. The Owls reached the final last season but froze on the big occasion and will be aiming to go one better this time around. They were largely outplayed on Sunday by the Terriers and will need to put in a better performance in front of their own fans. Wednesday arrived on a decent run of form but were second best against David Wagner’s side. They threw on Jordan Rhodes in a bid to nick a late winner but it wasn’t to be.
Izzy Brown clipped the crossbar as Huddersfield almost broke the deadlock and they will want to start this match with a similar intensity. Not finding the back of the net was a blow to the West Yorkshire side and it isn’t easy to visit Hillsborough.
I’m tempted to back the hosts for my first football betting tip but failure to muster a shot on target in 90 minutes is a worry. Another stalemate could be on the cards. Our first Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield betting prediction is Draw at 23/10 with Betway.
These sides always find it difficult to break one another down, particularly in the first 45 minutes. The last seven meetings between these sides have all been goalless at HT! A Jeremy Helan goal on 40 minutes in 2014 was the last time we saw a first half goal! Our second Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield prediction is Half Time Score 0-0 at 13/8 with Bet Victor.
Another slow burner is likely and Under 2.5 goals is predictably short. For better value, take Under 1.5 to complete our football tips. Our third Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield betting tip is Under 1.5 Goals at 7/4 with Betfair.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Head to Head
These sides often struggle to break one another down. It ended 1-0 and 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday during the regular season with the Terriers having failed to find a way through in the last four meetings. Huddersfield last won here in November 2013.
Sam Hutchinson could be back for this. The midfielder missed the first leg through injury. Sam Winnall and Jordan Rhodes will be looking to displace Fernando Forestieri and Stephen Fletcher up front.
Danny Ward is back from suspension and could replace Joel Coleman who had a quiet afternoon on Sunday. Phillip Billing and Kasey Palmer will sit this one out.
Sheffield Wednesday are favourites for this game at Hillsborough with many expecting the intimidating stadium to play to their strengths. They are priced at around 6/5. Huddersfield can be backed at around 13/5 with the draw 23/10.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Betting TIps
Draw at 23/10 with Betway.
Half Time Score 0-0 at 13/8 with Bet Victor.
Under 1.5 Goals at 7/4 with Betfair.
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