Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions and betting tips for Thursday’s Carabao Cup game which takes place at the Stadium of Light and kicks off at 7:45pm. Can Jack Ross mastermind a shock in the North East?
It’s been an underwhelming start to the season for Sheffield Wednesday and they will be looking to avoid an upset against League One Sunderland. See our betting tips and match predictions below.
Today’s football predictions begin with the possibility of an upset in the Carabao Cup. Sheffield Wednesday have had an underwhelming start to the Championship season and have been unable to bring in reinforcements. Jos Luhakay has guided his side to one point from a possible six so far despite playing Hull and Wigan. They were sloppy at the back in both games and they could find Sunderland’s young attack too lively for their liking. The Owls have the nucleus of a decent squad and should be able to start picking up results soon but they are unlikely to relish this televised cup match in-between crucial Championship clashes. Sunderland have picked up four points from a possible six and appear to be gelling nicely under Jack Ross. The former St.Mirren boss will have been pleased with his side’s performance in their opening two games and he’ll be confident of his side picking up something from this encounter. They should be able to get their name in the hat for the second round. The first of our Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions is Sunderland to Qualify at 4/5 with Betfred and you can use their free £30 bet to back this tip.
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BTTS has landed in both of Sunderland’s two matches so far and the same can be said for Sheffield Wednesday. The Black Cats’ new-look defence appears to improving but still looks to require some improvement. Sheffield Wednesday have been all over the place in defence and Wigan ran the ragged throughout. Both Teams to Score? Yes is the second of our Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions and looks a decent option in this Carabao Cup contest. It is available at 14/19 with Sport Pesa and they have a free £10 bet for all new sign-ups.
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There are a number of players who will be facing their former employers with Glen Loovens required to prevent his ex-team mates from getting on the scoresheet. Chris Maguire might have something to prove having previously plied his trade at Hillsborough. He has started the season relatively well for Sunderland and could find plenty of joy in this contest. Back the former-Owl to find the net here at 37/13 with 888Sport. You can use their free £30 bet on this Carabao Cup game.
There were a couple of surprises in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and Sunderland will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Plymouth, Exeter and MK Dons in beating sides from the league above. They can be backed at 29/20 with Ladbrokes whilst it’s 23/10 to end all square after 90 minutes. This looks like a decent pick for the TV cameras and it could be a high-scoring contest. Over 2.5 Goals is 10/11 whilst it’s 7/10 for Both Teams to Score? Yes.
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Duncan Watmore and Aidan McGeady are the two player who are likely to miss this game through injury. Sunderland are in negotiations with Bordeaux about a possible transfer for Lee Cattermole with the aggressive midfielder unlikely to feature again in Wearside.
A number of youth players have trained with the squad this week ahead of this Carabao Cup tie with Matt Penney, Alex Hunt and Fraser Preston all likely to feature in some capacity.
Josh Maja is still young and raw but he looks at home at League One level. The striker has started the season well and if given the nod here, he will be a huge danger to the Sheffield Wednesday back-line.
Cameron Dawson has pipped Joe Wildsmith and Kieran Westwood to the number one spot and if he starts here, he is likely to have a busy evening at the Stadium of Light. He’s already made a number of decent stops this season.