Sunderland have made a positive start to the EFL Season and although losing at home to Cardiff City last weekend, their young side can look forward to facing a struggling Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night at Hillsborough.
For Sheffield Wednesday, losing manager Darren Moore at the start of the season was a big blow to them and the lack of investment is showing now. It’s a shame as the Owls had been in League One for a while and back in the Championship, feelings were high they could compete in the division.
Sheffield Wednesday are rooted to the bottom of the EFL Championship and desperately in need of a win to move up the table. A 3-0 loss away at Swansea wasn’t the best performance they have put in this season and last time out they drew 1-1 at home to fellow strugglers Middlesbrough.
When Sheffield Wednesday hosted Ipswich they lost to a single goal and before that drew 0-0 away at Leeds United. Goals are proving hard to come by for Sheffield Wednesday which is a massive concern to them. 1 goal in 4 matches is a poor return and they must look to create more chances and take the ones they have.
A worry for Sheffield Wednesday will be that visitors Sunderland have scored 15 goals from their 8 games this season and scoring just under 2 a game will give them huge confidence they can head to Hillsborough on Friday night and score enough to win the game.
Away from home Sunderland have 7 points from 4 games and scoring 7 in the process will encourage their supporters that their attacking style of play can be rewarded by three points as they look to maintain a play-off place and push themselves up the table towards the automatic positions.
Tony Mowbray’s side will be hoping Jack Clarke has his shooting boots on as 5 goals so far this season is a solid start for him and he will be looking to add to this tally as the Black Cats can enjoy a good night in Sheffield on Friday night.
Home support is usually always positive for Sheffield Wednesday and the 20,000+ crowd really need to get behind their side to boost their chances of scoring to give them a chance to grab all 3 points.
|Sheffield Wednesday to win||21/10 Bet365|
|Sunderland to win||13/10 Coral|
Our Punters.pub bet of the day is Sunderland to win at 13/10 with Coral. Sunderland have a great young side, who are free scoring and although were defeated 1-0 at home to Cardiff City last weekend, they can bounce back with a win against bottom of the table Sheffield Wednesday.
Sunderland won their last two away games 3-1 at Blackburn and QPR, so a trip to a team in poor form should not be a problem for Tony Mowbray’s side.