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20/01/2018 Kick Off:  5:30 pm Hillsborough V Predicted Score:1 - 1

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

The match result and both teams to score market has some excellent value. Sheffield Wednesday can be backed at 5/1, while Cardiff are available at 23/5 under the same circumstances. The draw in this market is best priced at 19/5.

2 We fancy:

Correct score of 1-1 is available at 57/10. It promises to be a tight affair at Hillsborough this weekend, and it would probably be fair to say that both managers would take a point if that were offered ahead of kickoff.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Cardiff are available at 30/1 to win 3-0. The Welsh outfit really found their scoring boots against Sunderland last weekend, and Sheffield Wednesday have conceded 18 times in their 13 home Championship matches this season.

Team News

Sheffield Wednesday's Last Six:

Sheffield Wednesday’s last six: Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3

George Boyd appeared off the bench against Sheffield United on Friday night, and the Scot could come into the home side’s first XI here.

Jordan Rhodes, however, should keep his position at the tip of the attack.

Cardiff City's Last Six:

Cardiff’s last six: Won: 1 Drawn: 1 Lost: 4

Yanic Wildschut and Anthony Pilkington both impressed off the bench against Sunderland, and the pair could be handed starts for this match.

Callum Paterson will also feature after his brace against Sunderland at the Cardiff City Stadium last weekend.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Cardiff City Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Cardiff City’s Kenneth Zohore hasn’t scored since Boxing Day but remains a genuine threat to opposing defences

Not since September 2014 have Cardiff beaten Sheffield Wednesday, with the Owls winning two and drawing four of their last six Championship matches against the Welsh club. The points were shared in a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture earlier this season, but third-placed Cardiff will enter this match 14 positions and 19 points above their opponents in the Championship table.

Sheffield Wednesday are 2/1 to collect all three points on home soil. The Owls have won four, drawn five and lost four of their 13 home Championship fixtures this season, but have suffered three successive league defeats at Hillsborough. It will be their first home match in the Championship since Burton Albion won 3-0 on New Year’s Day.

Cardiff are 7/4 to triumph as the Welsh outfit look to build on their thumping victory over Sunderland last weekend. Neil Warnock’s side entered the clash with the Black Cats off the back of four successive league defeats, but returned to winning ways with a four-goal success over Chris Coleman’s team. It was a victory that left them third in the table – just two points shy of second-placed Derby County after 27 matches.

The draw is available at 23/10, and as mentioned, Sheffield Wednesday have drawn five of their 13 home Championship matches this season. Cardiff, however, have only shared the points in two of their 13 league fixtures on the road. It is also worth remembering that four of the last six Championship fixtures between these two teams have finished with a share of the spoils.

Jordan Rhodes is 11/2 in the first goalscorer market as the 27-year-old goes in search of his fifth Championship goal of the campaign. Rhodes last netted on Boxing Day, and it is 10/1 that the Sheffield Wednesday forward returns to the scoresheet with two or more goals during the 90 minutes of football.

Kenneth Zohore is 11/2 in the first goalscorer market this weekend, while the Cardiff forward can be backed at 11/1 to score two or more goals. The 23-year-old has not scored since Boxing Day, although he played a key role in Cardiff recording a 4-0 win over Sunderland last time out.

Predicted Score: Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Cardiff City

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Written by Matt Law

Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.