Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday

, KO: 12:30 May 4, 2024, Stadium of Light
Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to confirm their Championship survival as they travel to Sunderland in the season finale. Sheffield have shown some good form in recent weeks and with Sunderland looking out of sorts, they can hold out for a draw at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland are safe for the season as they are 15th on the standings, well clear of the relegation zone. However, they appear to be ending their campaign with a whimper having picked up just two wins in their last 14 matches.

Things have been particularly poor for Sunderland in recent weeks having lost their last two matches. They head into Saturday’s clash off the back of successive 1-0 defeats to Millwall and Watford.

The defeat to Millwall highlights a poor home record for Sunderland, who have found things difficult in front of their fans. Mike Dodds’ men are winless in their last six matches at home, suffering four defeats in that run.

In contrast to Sunderland’s recent struggles, Sheffield Wednesday appear to have picked up their form at the right time. They are unbeaten in their last five matches, claiming three wins in that run.

Manager Danny Rohl will feel Sheffield Wednesday’s recent form should be enough to secure survival, although they need a point on Saturday to be absolutely certain. Their 3-0 victory over West Brom last time out in the Championship will give them confidence heading to the Stadium of Light.

Sheffield Wednesday have also impressed on their recent travels, winning four of their last six away matches. They triumphed 3-1 at Blackburn Rovers in their previous fixture on the road.

How the bookies view it

Despite their recent problems, Sunderland have a slight edge among the bookies with a win priced at 8/5 by Paddy Power. A victory for Sheffield Wednesday is valued at 19/10 by Unibet while a draw is set at odds of 9/4 by William Hill.

Head to head

Sheffield Wednesday have a 38-33 advantage with 22 draws from 93 previous matches against Sunderland. However, the Black Cats claimed a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.

Players to watch

Jack Clarke has 15 Championship goals for Sunderland and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The forward netted a brace in the reverse fixture and is priced at 23/10 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.

Josh Windass has been pivotal in Sheffield Wednesday’s recent resurgence and has found the net in the last two matches. The attacker is priced at 10/3 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.

Anything else catch the eye?

Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday have quality in attack and both teams could be backed to score at 4/5 with Coral. Sheffield saw over 3.5 goals in their previous away fixture and a similar outcome is priced at 13/5 by BetVictor while bet365 is offering evens for over 2.5 goals.

There have been more goals after the break in two of Sheffield Wednesday’s last three matches and a similar pattern is priced at 11/10 by Paddy Power.

This match between Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday will be played on May 4, 2024 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips & Predictions
Both teams to score
Jack Clarke anytime goalscorer
William Hill

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