Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves – Friday 19:45, Sky Sports
Wolves have the best defensive record away from home in the Championship this term but as mentioned they’ve had a pretty lenient fixture list, and while The Owls are struggling to beat teams they’re not having any issue finding the net. Only once this term have they failed to score at Hillsborough and stretching back to last season they’ve netted in 28 of their last 31 there, of which 15 of the last 19 saw both teams score.
Sheffield Wednesday’s seven game unbeaten run in the league came to an end at Norwich, but the last four of these had been draws as they’ve struggled to pick up many three pointers. In fact, they’re W6-D9-L6 this term and sit in the bottom-half of the standings, though just one of the defeats has been at home – against city rivals Sheffield Utd – as they’ve drawn five of their remaining nine home games.
Wolves’ winning streak came to an end with an unlikely 0-0 draw hosting Sunderland but nevertheless they’re still five points clear at the top prior to 2nd placed Cardiff’s trip to Reading on Monday. They’ve won seven of their 10 away matches this term but five of these came against sides below Wednesday in the table. While they don’t concede many on the road – just seven this term – basement dwellers Burton are the only side they’ve really hammered. Considering the Owls have lost just four of their last 25 at Hillsborough, we’ll back the hosts to take a point off the Championship leaders.
Taking our two previous bets into mind, we’ll chance the 1-1 correct score as our longshot, which has occurred in thee of Wednesday’s five home draws this term.