Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Betting Tips and Odds – 17/05/17

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Betting Tips and Odds – 17/05/17

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Betting Tips and Odds

In our Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Carlos Carvalhal’s Sheffield Wednesday welcome Huddersfield to Hillsborough on Wednesday for a huge play-off semi-final second leg. The pair last met on Sunday afternoon when they played out a hard fought goalless draw at the John Smith’s Stadium. Wednesday will definitely be the happier of the two sides and they’ll feel they have the advantage coming into the home leg. They’ve lost just three of their last fifteen games in front of their own supporters and they’ll take some stopping here. The visitors make the trip across Yorkshire as outsiders but that tag will please them. A lot of people have underestimated Huddersfield this year and they’re more than capable of making it through to Wembley.

Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday

These two Yorkshire rivals played a hard fought goalless draw on Sunday afternoon

One defeat in nine for Wednesday

It’s been another solid season for Sheffield Wednesday under Carlos Carvalhal but they do come into the play-offs as the side under the most pressure. The Owls are one of the biggest spending sides in the second tier and with that financial power comes big expectations. They qualified for the play-offs courtesy of finishing fourth and they’re also on an excellent run of form which has seen them lose just one of their last nine Championship games – which incidentally came on the final day when they fielded a weakened side. But they were back at full strength on Sunday for the first leg, where they produced a resolute performance.

They were under the cosh for the majority of the game but Carvalhal would’ve been pleased with the determination his side displayed. Now back on home soil they’ll be expected to take the impetus and we can see them flying out the traps. Their form at home has been the backbone to their success in the Championship this season and they beat Huddersfield 2-0 in the previous meeting earlier in the season, so they’ll be confident they can repeat that this time round. They’re a side that can defend and with the likes of Fernando Forestieri, Steven Fletcher and former Terrier Jordan Rhodes they can certainly score goals. So we’re expecting them to cause the visitors all sorts of problems.

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield

Former Huddersfield man Jordan Rhodes will be eager to get one over on his former club

Three wins in eleven for out of form Huddersfield

It’s been a magnificent season for everyone involved with Huddersfield and it would be fairytale stuff if they could end it with promotion. The Terriers were expected to struggle at the foot of the Championship this year like they have done in each of their four previous seasons in the division but they’ve gone from strength to strength under David Wagner. The German has made Huddersfield one of the divisions most entertaining sides whilst also picking up a huge 81 points in the process. They’re in the play-offs on merit but they’ve hit a bit of blip just at the wrong time – losing three of their last five and their lack of confidence was evident in the first leg.

Huddersfield created the majority of goalscoring opportunities against Wednesday but a lack of composure in front of goal stopped them taking a lead into the second leg. The likes of Izzy Brown & Nahki Wells struggled in front of goal and they can’t afford to be as wasteful here as chances will be significantly harder to come by. And a failure to score also ensured they failed to score for a third successive game – which will concern Wagner. There’s no doubt that The Terriers are capable of winning this game and going through, but their recent form doesn’t fill us with confidence and we can’t see anything other than a home win (21/20). Huddersfield have won just one of their last five on the road and we’re expecting them to come unstuck here.

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield

Will Huddersfield be left ruing missed chances from the first leg?

Odds

There’s an awful lot on the line in this clash and it’s going to be a close game if the first game is anything to go by. Wednesday expectedly come in as favourites to their impressive home form and they’re available at a solid 23/20 with BetVictor. Huddersfield are big outsiders despite finishing just one spot below The Owls in the Championship, they’re priced at 27/10 with bet365. If you can’t see them being separated then the draw is 9/4 with BetBright. Qualifying markets see Wednesday at 8/15 (SkyBet) and Huddersfield 6/4 (bet365).

Recommended Bets:

Sheffield Wednesday to win: (Best Priced at 21/20 at SkyBet) BET HERE

Sheffield Wednesday to score first: (Best Priced at 7/10 at BetBright) BET HERE

Goal in both halves: (Best Priced at 1/1 at SkyBet) BET HERE

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield

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