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The Championship meeting at Hillsborough Stadium on Saturday sees home team Sheffield Wednesday go into battle with opponents Watford.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Sheffield Wednesday v Watford are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-2 EFL Cup victory vs Rochdale.
In that match, Sheffield Wednesday managed 69% possession and 25 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Sheffield Wednesday, the scorers were Elias Kachunga (54') and Josh Windass (88'). For their opponents, Rochdale got 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Over their past six games, Garry Monk's Sheffield Wednesday have managed to score a combined total of 8 times which gives them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Pre-game facts show that Sheffield Wednesday:
- have not emerged victorious against Watford in their last 3 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 matches in the league. That's never good.
In their last game, Watford drew 1-1 in the EFL Cup match with Oxford United.
In that match, Watford had 50% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Watford was Ken Sema (89'). On the other side, Oxford United had 17 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Rob Hall (26') scored for Oxford United.
The stats tell the story, and Watford have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 12 goals overall. Defensively, The Hornets have seen their frailties exposed. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, of course.
Analysis of their past results shows that Watford:
- remain undefeated by Sheffield Wednesday when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 27/11/2012 tells us that Sheffield Wednesday have won 1 of these games & Watford 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A sum of 19 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 for The Owls and 14 netted by The Hornets. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league meeting between these sides was Championship match day 46 on 02/05/2015 and the score finished Watford 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday.
The referee was Lee Probert.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all before this clash with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Watford
Watford boss Vladimir Ivić has a number of players out of action. Daryl Janmaat (Knee Injury) and Nathaniel Chalobah (Corona virus) can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that Watford and Sheffield Wednesday should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. That is why we are leaning toward a close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium (39,732)
Captain: Tom Lees
Chairman: Dejphon Chansiri
Manager: Garry Monk
Competitions: Championship position 24, League Cup (Second Round)