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Championship • Day 40
07/01/20 02:45 PM
Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday
0 - 3
45' : 0 - 1
West Brom
West Brom

Tip Sheffield Wednesday - West Brom

West Bromwich Albion lost to Brentford on Friday and 24 hours later, lost the leadership of the Championship. They are second going into this game and need to get a win at 13th placed Sheffield Wednesday. West Brom are now three points behind leaders Leeds United. However, United have a home game against relegation-threatened Luton Town the day before Albion play this game, a six-point deficit is more than likely. Most importantly for West Brom is earning automatic promotion by finishing in the top two. After the weekend games, they still have a five-point lead over third-placed Brentford but an inferior goal difference. Albion are on a bad run though with just two points from their last four league matches.  Even worse is the fact that West Brom didn't score in any of those four games. They need goals and points to avoid dropping down into the play-offs. Their away form has seen Albion win 11 out of 20 away league games, the best record in the Championship. The last two though have seen them draw 0-0 at Swansea City and lose 1-0 to Brentford.

Sheffield Wednesday are eight points behind the final play-off position after a 2-1 away win at Bristol City on Sunday. That victory took them ten points clear of the bottom three, so they look safe now.. Wednesday have only one point from their last three league matches. Four points have been earned from their last two league games. Those were needed as the previous two had both been lost with eight goals conceded. Home form for Wednesday has seen them win seven, draw six and lose six. They have only scored 17 home league goals this season, the worst record in the Championship. Three of their last five home league games have seen under 2.5 goals scored in them. That three out of five stat also applies to West Brom for their recent away league games. A bet on under 2.5 goals is the recommended one to make for this match.

Key points Sheffield Wednesday - West Brom

  • West Bromwich Albion haven't scored in any of their last four league games.

  • Three of the last five Sheffield Wednesday home league games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.

  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in three of the last five West Brom away league fixtures.

  • 12 out of 19 Sheffield Wednesday home league games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.

  • 19 Sheffield Wednesday home league games have only seen 39 goals scored.

Conclusion Sheffield Wednesday - West Brom

West Brom just have to improve their form or they could be pipped for automatic promotion. Four league games without a goal is a terrible run considering they had been top of the table until Saturday. They travel to Sheffield Wednesday who had a welcome win on Sunday and previously held fifth placed Nottingham Forest to a home draw. Only 17 home league goals have  been scored by Wednesday this season but just 22 conceded. A bet on under 2.5 goals in this game is the recommended one to make.

Sheffield Wednesday West Brom Prediction published on June 28, 2020

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