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15/09/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Hillsborough Stadium V Predicted Score:1 - 1

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Expect this game to be a tight affair, although Sheffield Wednesday’s home form and Stoke’s midfield woes could push the tie in favour of the Owls. These two sides have drawn a blank in front of goal in just one game each. For anyone looking to make any Championship predictions in this game, it is 8/11 with bet365 for both teams to score. 

8/11 Both teams to score
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2 We fancy:

A draw is a real possibility in this game, with the Owls looking to extend their good recent run and the Potters looking to pick up a point that will help them to stop the rot and start pushing further up the table. It is 11/10 with bet365 for the game to be a draw at half-time and that is one of the best of the free football betting tips regarding this tie. 

11/10 Draw at half-time
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3 It's a long shot, but…

Eric Pieters is 66/1 to score the first goal of the game, and the Dutch defender has already found himself on the scoresheet twice this season. He scored in the 2-1 defeat to West Brom and the 2-2 draw with Preston North End. 

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One to Watch: Fernando Forestieri

28-year-old Italo-Argentinian Fernando Forestieri has scored 32 goals in 82 league games for the Owls over the past three seasons.

Although he managed just five last term in what was an injury-blighted season, he has kicked off this one in decent goalscoring form by finding the back of the net twice in his first three starts.

It is 23/4 with 888sport for Forestieri to score the first goal of the game and that is a tempting offer for anyone looking for football predictions here.

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Team News

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Defender Daniel Pudil is a slight doubt with a groin injury. Both Kieran Lee and Gary Hooper made their comebacks from long-term injury with the under-23s and are getting closer to a return to first team action. 

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Manager Gary Rowett has some concerns with his midfield as both Sam Clucas and James McClean are out for another few weeks yet, while Tom Ince and Ibrahim Afellay are struggling to be fit in time for this game. 

Sheffield Wednesday vs Stoke Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday welcome Stoke to Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon

Sheffield Wednesday have had an up-and-down start to their league campaign by winning three, losing two and drawing once in their opening six matches. Their last game was a 2-1 win away at Reading which made it three league wins in a row after they failed to win any of their first three, and they now remain unbeaten at home. That turnaround in form since losing to Brentford last month is worth pointing out in this Championship preview. 

Stoke have had a difficult start to their life in the Championship, winning just once in their opening six matches and drawing twice. Their last outing was a 2-1 defeat away to fellow relegated side West Brom, which came off the back of their solitary win at home over Hull City. 

Sheffield Wednesday are 15/8 to win the game, but they last beat Stoke at home back in 1984 – three draws and a 2-0 loss have been played out since then. It is 8/1 with bet365 for the Owls to win this game 1-0 and that is a good price for anyone looking to make football predictions as to the winner of this match. 

Stoke are 11/8 and won the last meeting between these sides 2-0 in the League Cup in 2015. The Potters have won just three times in their last 10 games against the Owls, but Stoke to win the game 1-0 is 7/1 with bet365. 

The draw is 12/5, and the last match involving these sides in the Championship ended as a 1-1 draw in 2000. For anyone looking to make any football predictions for today, it is 11/2 for this game to finish as another 1-1 draw. 

Sheffield Wednesday’s Portuguese striker Lucas Joao has three goals to his name so far this season and is 6/1 to score the opening goal of the game – that is a decent offering for anyone looking to make football score predictions here. 

Stoke’s Benik Afobe has netted twice in the league and at 5/1 to open the scoring, that is another tempting offer for someone looking to make football score predictions in this game. 

Peter Crouch is 15/8 to find the back of the net at any point in the game, and the big striker is always good value for anyone looking for football betting tips for the weekend.

Predicted Score: Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Stoke

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Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.