Friday, March 1, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Sheffield Wednesday vs Leicester – 29/11/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Jamie Vardy to score anytime

Odds: 8/5 @ BetUS

Two sides who are firmly battling it out at opposite ends of the Championship table, Leicester will travel to Hillsborough on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Sheffield Wednesday might have claimed a crucial 2-0 victory against Rotherham last month, it appears that result was nothing more than a minor boost for the Owls. In the midst of what has become a public Championship nightmare and dealing with a string of issues both on and off the pitch, Danny Rohl already has a huge amount pop pressure on his shoulders. Sat rock-bottom of the table and rightfully tipped as a leading relegation contender this season, they also open the midweek fixtures sat 10 points adrift of safety. Marking their return from November’s international break with another worrying performance as they slumped to a 2-1 loss away at Birmingham, Wednesday should be bracing themselves for a monumental challenge here. In fact, along with heading into the fortnight break with a woeful 4-0 drumming at home against Millwall, Rohl’s struggling squad have remarkably recorded just a single victory across any competition since opening up the 2023/24 campaign.

As for the visitors, while Leicester might have shockingly lost their Premier League status last season, it appears that the Foxes are breezing their way towards an immediate top-flight return. Continuing to shine this year and opening up the midweek fixtures holding a remarkable 10-point buffer from dropping out of the automatic promotion places, Enzo Maresca will certainly be smelling a golden opportunity here. Winning 14 of their first 17 Championship showdowns and gaining a fearsome reputation for their free-scoring performances in the final third, Leicester should be relishing a trip to Hillsborough on Wednesday night. Tipped as a standout contender here, the ex-Manchester City coach will be calling on attacking talisman Jamie Vardy to spearhead his charge in midweek. Coming off the bench and bagging a classy brace as Leicester secured a 2-0 victory against Watford over the weekend and already recording six Championship strikes this season, the former England international will be looking to extend on his tally here.

Bet: Jamie Vardy to score anytime against Sheffield Wednesday 8/5 for Wednesday’s Championship showdown @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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