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Stoke vs Sheffield Wednesday

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Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 15:00

Our Predictions

Stoke vs Sheff Wed Prediction Verdict

After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips's algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match Stoke vs Sheff Wed this is our Prediction:

Yes for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 53%.

For Total Goals, we predict Under 2.5, that have a probability of 56%

Reason For Stoke vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

  • Stoke are favourites here, despite sitting 21 places behind Wednesday.
  • The hosts have won just 5 of their 23 games so far this season.
  • Wednesday have won 4 of their last 5 games.
  • The Owls have beaten 8 of the bottom 9 in the Championship this season, including Stoke.

Problems Mounting for Stoke

After the hope of Michael O’Neill’s arrival, Stoke spent Christmas bottom of the Championship. Their summer ambitions of making the playoffs feel some way away now. The Potters have been left in the relegation zone following a tough run of form, while things could get even worse this weekend.

The Potters play host to Sheffield Wednesday, who are currently third in the Championship. Garry Monk has his Owls flying high, but can he inspire them to another victory? While this looks like a complete mismatch on paper, oddly the bookies think that Stoke are the favourites for the points in this clash.

Poor Form Haunts Stoke

The visitors have been rooted in the bottom three for most of the season, having won only five times in 23 clashes. They have failed to win 75% of their home games so far this season, while they head into the Boxing Day clash having given their supporters a pretty rotten Christmas after a terrible string of results. Stoke have won only once in their last six Championship matches (W1 D1 L4), losing last time out, despite taking the lead vs Middlesbrough.

The hosts have lost over half of their home games so far this season, so the decision to make them the favourites for this clash seems questionable. The Potters have claimed two of their three home league wins against sides in the bottom four, so can they really step up to take out a side who are looking good for a playoff spot?

Wednesday Stepping it up Away

It doesn’t help that the Potters are on a bad run of form against their next opponents. Stoke are winless in seven league games against Sheffield Wednesday (D4 L3) since a victory back in November 2005. We see that run being extended, as The Owls come into this clash with the sixth-best away record in the league, having just won 4-0 at Nottingham Forest in their last away game.

The visitors head here having won four of their last five matches, while they are trying to build on a fine record against the lesser sides. They’ve won against eight of the bottom nine so far, while we expect them to add to that by defeating Stoke. We’re going with Sheffield Wednesday for the win, with the Owls well priced despite their form.

Sheffield Wednesday have won their last five league matches on Boxing Day, and haven’t conceded a goal in any of their last seven matches played on that day. Meanwhile, Stoke have lost to nil against all of the top three, including a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday this term. We expect the visitors to double that lead, having scored the majority of their goals away, hitting 21 in 12 trips. A 2-0 away win is our correct score pick.

Match Odds

Home win: 2.79

Away win: 2.66

Draw: 3.08

Over 2.5 goals: 2.24

Under 2.5 goals: 1.66