Sheffield Wednesday

V

Hillsborough

06/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

Ipswich Town

V

Hillsborough

06/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to ease fears of being dragged into the relegation battle, while Ipswich will want to continue their positive away form.

Last time: It was a point apiece at Portman Road. Adthe Nuhia entered as a late substitute and rescued a point for the Owls with a 90th minute equalizer.

This time: Sheffield Wednesday are 7/5 with Ipswich at 23/10 and it’s 9/4 for the draw.

You might remember: These sides shared Premier League status back in the early 90’s with both participating in the inaugural top flight season. Sheffield Wednesday managed a seventh place finish with Ipswich finishing down in 16th.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday host Ipswich at Hillsborough in the Championship on Tuesday

Sheffield Wednesday come into this off the back of four consecutive losses, including a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Bristol City at the weekend. There are seven points separating Wednesday from the drop zone and they will be all too aware that further defeats could drag them into a relegation battle.

With just one win from their last six home fixtures in the league, Wednesday are 7/5 to improve on that record. Ipswich meanwhile have picked up valuable points on the road recently, including a 1-0 win at Preston in their last outing. With sides immediately above them playing each other in this mid-week round of fixtures, a win at Hillsborough would see them jump up a place or two in table.

The away side are 23/10 to claim a second consecutive away win. Sheffield Wednesday have drawn 13 games so far this season with six of those draws coming at home. Away side Ipswich do not draw many, only six all season. It is 9/4 for them to add to those numbers

Jordan Rhodes is favourite to score first in this game, with the Sheffield Wednesday striker at 5/1 to hit the opening goal. It’s the usual suspects at the front of the queue for Ipswich. Top scorers Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn are 6/1 and 8/1 to break the deadlock.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

In their last five home games Sheffield Wednesday have conceded three or more on three occasions. You can get 25/1 for an Ipswich win and over 4.5 goals.

2

We fancy:

Ipswich to win and both teams to score at 6/1. The Tractor Boys are undefeated in their last eight away matches against Wednesday in all competitions.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Jordan Rhodes to come back and haunt the club he spent the early part of his career with, you can get 50/1 for him to score a hat-trick.

Written by Elio Salerno

Elio Salerno is a Peterborough-based family man, Juventus fanatic, football coach and football obsessive. A serial tweeter, Elio counts Alessandro Del Piero’s World Cup 2006 goal against Germany as his favourite in the sport’s history.