Sheffield Wednesday vs Barnsley Predictions
- Eight of Sheffield Wednesday’s last nine league games have produced under 2.5 goals.
- The Owls’ last five outings at Hillsborough have yielded a total of just four goals.
- The last nine meetings between the sides have all generated fewer than 2.5 goals.
Scrappy South Yorkshire derby Anticipated
With Sheffield Wednesday’s last five home matches producing just four goals in total, we could be set for a war of attrition at Hillsborough on Saturday when the Owls square off against South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.
Things are looking extremely bleak for rock-bottom Wednesday, who remain four points from safety following their 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town in midweek.
The Owls began the season fairly promisingly in their quest to overcome a 12-point deduction but have strangely regressed since receiving the news that their penalty would be halved.
After claiming eight points from their first five matches, the Owls have won just one of their last 12 league starts, losing seven. The arrival of Tony Pulis has had little impact thus far and the former Stoke supremo is still seeking his first win in charge after four draws and three defeats from seven.
While Wednesday can’t be relied upon as a betting proposition, we can be fairly certain these days that they’re games will be low scoring. Nine of their last ten have produced under 2.5 goals and with an average of just 0.8 goals netted across their last five home games, we’re unlikely to see too much goalmouth action in what’s likely to be a fiercely contested derby encounter.
The last nine meetings between the sides have also generated under 2.5 goals and that’s our clear pick here.
In the correct score market, we’re going for a 1-1 score-line. The hosts are in dismal shape overall but they’re unbeaten in their last four at home (W1, D3), while five of the last seven fixtures between the teams have finished 1-1.