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Cambridge United vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions, betting tips & match preview

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Cambridge United
Sheffield Wednesday

Tip Reasoning

Cambridge won 2 and drew 3 of their last 5 games at home in the league last season, leading them to a steady 9th place finish. They ended up 7 points off the pace for promotion play-off places, with AFC Wimbledon taking 7th place on 75 points.

Sheffield Wednesday were unlucky not to earn promotion to the Premier League last season, finishing in 6th place in the league. They comfortably overcame Brighton in the semi-finals of the play-offs, with a 1-1 away draw and 2-0 home win earning them a place in the final. They narrowly lost 1-0 to Hull City in the final, meaning they must once again fight for promotion to England’s top flight. They ended the season poorly, with 2 draws and 3 losses from their last 5 away games.

Cambridge have lost their star striker Robbie Simpson moving to Exeter City, so will rely on new signing Joe Pigott to fill in. Sheffield Wednesday have had a great transfer window, bringing in ex-Marseille striker Steven Flectcher on a free transfer as well as Watford’s attacking midfielder Almen Abdi. They haven’t lost any first team players so their team should be stronger than last season.

Cambridge had an average pre-season, they won 1, lost 1 a drew 2 during that time. Wednesday had a slightly longer pre-season where they played 6 games, performing really well and winning 4, drawing 1 and losing 1, notably winning against Benfica 1-0.

Given the 2 division gap and the fact that Wednesday have only strengthened their squad, we see no way that they won’t progress to the next round of the League Cup. That’s why we’re going for a Sheffield Wednesday Win at 4/5 and a correct score of 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.

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