Market: Sheff Wed to win against Aston Villa
Odds: 23/10 @ Bet 365
Sheffield Wednesday welcome Aston Villa to Hillsborough in this afternoon’s Championship clash, in a game that could be a close affair. Wednesday will fancy their chances of coming out on top, but Villa’s strong pre-season and new-found defensive resilience could stifle the Owls.
Wednesday finished sixth in the Championship last season with 74 points from 46 games, but lost out in the playoff finals this summer. The Owls were formidable on home soil, losing just two games at Hillsborough, but they drew more than a third of their matches in their own backyard.
Aston Villa had an abysmal Premier League campaign, suffering relegation with just 17 points from their 38 games, winning only three times. The Midlands outfit won just once on the road, while conceding 41 times from 19 away games, but things have since changed.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side have enjoyed a positive pre-season and will go into their Championship campaign with much more confidence of competing. With Wednesday a strong outfit themselves, Villa would likely settle for a draw on the road, and Bet365 are giving odds of 29/20 for the two sides to play out a stalemate.
Bet: Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa to draw this afternoon’s Championship clash @ 23/10 with Bet 365 >>