Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 4/11 @ BetUS
Hoping to extend their buffer in the play-off places on Saturday afternoon, Coventry will make the trip to Hillsborough when they meet Sheffield Wednesday.
Starting with the hosts, putting in a nightmare performance last weekend as they slumped to a 4-0 drumming at the hands of promotion contenders Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday will be seeking an immediate response here. While Danny Rohl’s side might still find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap, the Owls have largely turned a recent corner. Extending on their FA Cup adventure earlier in the month as they stormed to a 4-0 romp against Cardiff, Wednesday will certainly be excited by their continued success on home soil. Opening the New Year with a 3-1 win against play-off hopefuls Hull, Rohl’s men have won four of their last five showdowns at Hillsborough against Championship opposition. Desperate to make up some ground in their charge for second-tier safety, Saturday’s hosts have gained a reputation for their lively outcomes. It is worth highlighting, the Owls have seen seven of their last eight showdowns across all competitions finish with over 1.5 goals.
As for the visitors, while Coventry might have suffered play-off final heartbreak last season, Mark Robins’ side are enjoying another iconic Championship flurry. Making a major statement last weekend as they secured a 3-1 romp at home against runaway leaders Leicester, the Robins are unbeaten in all of their last nine straight appearances across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to December 2nd. Extending on their FA Cup adventure on January 6th as they secured an action-packed 6-2 victory against League One outfit Oxford, Saturday’s guests have also skyrocketed their way back into the play-off places. Opening the New Year with a stellar 3-1 victory away at Middlesbrough, Coventry have enjoyed a real free-scoring flurry in the final third. In fact, Robins’ have notched 12 strikes on their three-match winning run. In what could prove to be an enjoyable affair from Hillsborough this weekend, we are expecting over 1.5 goals here.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry 4/11 for Saturday’s Championship battle @ BetUS