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13/02/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Hillsborough V Predicted Score:0 - 2

Away Derby County

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Red cards. Sheffield Wednesday have had seven players sent of this seaon, and have gone down to 10 men in 1/3 of their last six games against Derby.

Wednesday are 7/1 to lose a man.

2 We fancy:

Derby to win and Vydra to score at 9/4. The Rams are the in-form side going into the game, and, although Vydra wont be able to use his pace against a defensive set-up, he will still be a threat.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Casey Palmer to score first at 9/1. If Vydra is pushed forward, Palmer may start in-place of Jerome, providing a more creative but less clinical aspect to Derby’s build up play.

Team News

Sheffield Wednesday's Last Six:

Won: 0 Drawn: 4 Lost: 2

Wednesday are without striker Fernando Forrestieri following a knee operation, whilst midfielders Barry Bannan and Sam Hutchingson are also abscent. Marco Mattias will miss out due to a red card suspension.

Derby County's Last Six:

Won: 2 Drawn: 4 Lost: 0

Striker Sam Winnall’s ACL injury has ruled him out for the rest of the season, putting Cameron Jerome in contention for a start.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday’s famous Hillsborough Stadium will host this game

Without a win in three matches, Sheffield Wednesday’s six-point cushion from the relegation zone suddenly doesn’t look so comforting. Hosting Derby, who haven’t lost in the league since November, is hardly likely to provide Jos Luhukay’s team much of a respite.

Sheffield Wednesday are 13/5 to win despite having failed to win in the league since Boxing Day. In spite of this, they have earned two impressive victories in the FA Cup, meaning that the sentiment around the club is far from negative. Having struggled with discipline this season, with the second most red cards, Luhukay must be urging his players to avoid giving away unnecessary penalties.

Derby are 5/4 to take three points, and risk being overtaken by Cardiff City if they fail to do so. The Rams are just one point off Aston Villa in second place, and if they can convert some draws into wins, will be feeling positive about their promotion hopes.

A draw is 21/10 and given the number of draws that both sides have had in recent weeks, would be far from a bad bet. Derby will be looking for the win, but if Wednesday are able to avoid making individual errors, they may be able to contain them.

Jordan Rhodes is 2/1 to score anytime this weekend, having notched four so far this season for Wednesday

Matej Vydra is 5/4 to break the deadlock, having scored against his weekend opponents in their last meeting and leading the Championship top scorer charts.

Predicted Score: Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 2 Derby County

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Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.