Preston vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions and betting tips for the Sky Bet Championship fixture on Saturday 27th April. Sheffield Wednesday can still mathematically get a play-off place, but it would take a crazy set of results for that to happen.
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Kick-off time: 3.00pm.
Date: Saturday 27th April 2019.
Venue: Deepdale, Preston.
Both of these sides are just outside the play-off places and although there are two games left and Sheffield Wednesday are only four points off sixth, it looks like they’ll just fall short as Derby and Bristol City both have a game in hand and are already above them. Preston are a further three points behind Wednesday in 12th place and will want to finish the season in the top half of the table.
With nothing to play for for Preston, you could be forgiven for thinking they’ll take their foot off the gas in the last two games of the season and that might mean Sheffield Wednesday get a result here, however a point is what we’re predicting and that won’t be enough to take their play-off ambitions to the last day of the season.
Since Christmas, Wednesday have been on a great run and have only lost three matches, their managerial change early in the season certainly paid off and when Steve Bruce eventually took charge, the results started to come. The Owls have drawn five of their last seven away matches so the first of our Preston vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions is for this one to end in a draw on Saturday. Get the Betway £30 sign-up bonus to spend on the match.
Preston’s Callum Robertson has been in good form lately and has now scored three in his last three matches. He’s got 12 goals for the season and looks like an interesting bet at odds of 11/4 for an anytime goalscorer tip this weekend. The favourite in this market is Steven Fletcher, the Wednesday veteran is always amongst the goals and he’s got 11 for the season.
With nothing left to play for, it remains to be seen how Preston play in this one, but in their last match at home they did hammer relegated Ipswich 4-0. This will be a totally different test for them though and manager Alex Neil would probably settle for a point. Wednesday have been on a crazy run of draws away from home, with two of them ending 2-2 against Rotherham and leaders Norwich, two 0-0’s against Millwall and Stoke and a 1-1 against play-off Derby County.
Another draw here would confirm that they have missed out on the play-offs and we’re going with them to get their sixth away draw in eight matches, with a 1-1 scoreline completing our Preston vs Sheff Wed predictions for this Saturday’s fixture.
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Preston to win – 6/4
Draw – 9/4
Sheffield Wednesday to win – 12/5