Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday vs Watford

, KO: 19:45 Jan 31, 2024, Hillsborough
Watford

Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to snap out of a rough patch as they welcome Watford to Hillsborough for a Midweek Championship fixture. Watford have shown some good form lately, even on their travels, and should have the upper hand over Sheffield, who have also been unconvincing at home.

Sheffield Wednesday are coming off a 1-1 draw with Coventry City in an FA Cup third round clash last weekend. They fell behind on the stroke of halftime and laboured until the 86th minute when Djeidi Gassama netted the equaliser.

Although it was a great fightback, that result means Sheffield Wednesday are now winless in their last three matches across all competitions. They have also lost their last two Championship matches, losing 4-0 to Southampton before a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City.

Sheffield Wednesday have also found things difficult at Hillsborough this season having picked up just four wins from 14 Championship home matches so far. Danny Rohl’s men have lost two of their last three Championship matches in front of their fans.

Watford also played out a draw in the FA Cup as they were held 1-1 by Southampton. They made a fast start with Matheus Martins giving them an early lead, and held on for long periods before the Saints struck the winner one minute from time.

In contrast to Sheffield Wednesday’s recent struggles, Watford are unbeaten in their last six matches across all competitions. Valentin Ismael’s men are still in contention for a promotion playoff place as they sit just three points off the top six.

Watford have also impressed on their recent travels and are unbeaten in their last six away matches across all competitions. They have picked up four wins in that run, including an impressive 5-1 victory at Preston North End.

How the bookies view it

The bookies are expecting a closely fought encounter with a win for Sheffield Wednesday priced at 17/10 with Unibet while William Hill is offering 8/5 for a Watford victory. A draw is set at odds of 9/4 by BoyleSports.

Head to head

Watford have an 18-8 advantage with seven draws from 33 previous matches against Sheffield Wednesday. The Hornets have won four of the last five meetings and picked up a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in October.

Players to watch

Sheffield Wednesday have multiple attacking threats but Michael Smith often leads the line and could be worth keeping an eye on. The forward is priced at 12/5 by William Hill to find the net on Wednesday.

Watford will be looking to Mileta Rajovic to provide the spark in attack, with the forward looking to add to his eight Championship goals. He is priced at 12/5 by Paddy Power to get in the score sheet on Wednesday.

Anything else catch the eye?

Both teams know their way to goal and could be backed to score at 8/11 by bet365. Sheffield Wednesday have seen over 2.5 goals in their last three matches and could be set for a repeat at 19/20 with bet365 while over 3.5 goals is priced at 5/2 by Unibet.

Watford have opened the scoring in their last four matches and could be backed to grab the first goal on Wednesday at 21/20 with Coral.

This match between Sheffield Wednesday and Watford will be played on Jan 31, 2024 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Sheffield Wednesday vs Watford prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Watford Betting Tips & Predictions
Watford to score first
21/20
Coral
Watford to win
8/5
William Hill
Mileta Rajovic anytime goalscorer
12/5
PaddyPower
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