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Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides betting tips, predictions and odds on Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday in Championship on May 8, 2021
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Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday betting tips

This article covers Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Derby County 13/10

o – Draw 23/10

o – Sheffield Wednesday 11/5

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday: Odds Manager Betting Tips

It’s crunch time down at the foot of the Championship table, as three teams scrap across Survival Saturday to remain in the second tier of English football.

The fixture Gods were clearly looking down with a smirk across their faces at the start of the campaign. Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are two of the sides facing potential relegation this weekend, and they face off at Pride Park for the most important three points of the season.

Rotherham United are the other stragglers involved, travelling to Cardiff City in an attempt to stay afloat after yo-yo-ing up and down from League One.

Derby County can confirm their survival on Saturday with a win, whereas Sheffield Wednesday may need a helping hand from Cardiff even if they secure the points. Either way, expect plenty of drama in Derbyshire!

We’ve cast our eyes across this fixture and have picked out a tasty 5/1 shot in the correct score market as all three managers are left sweating until the final whistles.

 

Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday: Match details

Match: Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday

Competition: Championship

Date: May 8, 2021

Kick-off time: 12:30 pm, May 8, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Pride Park Stadium

 

Betting prediction: Derby County 1 – Sheffield Wednesday 1

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Looking for the ‘form’ team in a clash between two of the bottom four is a bit of a fool’s errand.

Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday have struggled all campaign to pick up any form of positive momentum and are now faced with the bleak reality of a drop down to the third tier.

One of these historic clubs is guaranteed to join Wycombe Wanderers, and possibly both if Rotherham United enjoy a successful trip to Wales.

But when we look at the form guides, there simply isn’t a worse team in the division than Wayne Rooney’s Rams.

Derby have lost their last six on the spin and can’t claim to be surprised at being sucked into trouble at this late stage in the season.

Sheffield Wednesday would be safe if it wasn’t for their minus six point start to the campaign. Still, ‘shoulda woulda couldas’ won’t help Darren Moore’s side on Saturday, but their recent form might.

Wednesday have taken five points from their last four games to give them a fighting chance of survival but their away form has really hampered any progress this season.

With neither side brimming with confidence, it may be a case of the least worst side taking the initiative in this one, with plenty of nervous defending expected. These crunch ties are often finely balanced, and we’ve picked a 1-1 draw in the correct score market at 5/1.

Wayne Rooney

Derby County’s player coach Wayne Rooney Derby County v Queens Park Rangers – Sky Bet Championship – Pride Park 30-11-2019 . (Photo by Scott Wilson/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday: What are the betting odds?

o Home win – 13/10 at bet365

Derby County have taken just 24 points on home turf this season – the fourth fewest in the Championship.

They’ve lost their last two at Pride Park and can only boast six wins in Derbyshire this campaign.

 

o Away win – 21/10 at Betfred

Sheffield Wednesday have the worst away record in the division winning just four times on the road in 22 attempts.

They’ve also scored the fewest goals on the road (15) and conceded the second most (41).

 

o Draw – 23/10 at BetVictor

Both sides have drawn ten matches this season.

A draw could be enough to keep Derby in the Championship, whereas Wednesday need to hunt all three points.

 

 

Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday: Odds Manager’s Extra Odds Picks

o Josh Windass to score first – 15/2 at bet365

Windass has scored in two of his last three for Wednesday and is the top goal scorer for the Owls in the Championship.

The 27-year-old is an ever-present in the starting XI and you can expect most of Wednesday’s positive play to come through the midfielder.

 

o Total Derby County goals under 1.5 – 8/15 at 888sport

Derby have only netted 17 goals at Pride Park this season averaging under one goal a game on home turf.

It’s been over a month since Derby have scored more than once in a fixture

 

Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday – recent form and head to head statistics

Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday form
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Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday - 3:3
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Swansea City vs Derby County - 2:1
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Derby County vs Birmingham City - 1:2
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Preston North End vs Derby County - 3:0
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Blackburn Rovers vs Derby County - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday - 3:3
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Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest - 0:0
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Middlesbrough FC vs Sheffield Wednesday - 3:1
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Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn Rovers - 1:0
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Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City - 1:1
Last 5 games for Derby County
May 8, 2021 Championship 20/21 Derby County 3 - 3 Sheffield Wednesday
May 1, 2021 Championship 20/21 Swansea City 2 - 1 Derby County
April 24, 2021 Championship 20/21 Derby County 1 - 2 Birmingham City
April 20, 2021 Championship 20/21 Preston North End 3 - 0 Derby County
April 16, 2021 Championship 20/21 Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1 Derby County
Last 5 games for Sheffield Wednesday
May 8, 2021 Championship 20/21 Derby County 3 - 3 Sheffield Wednesday
May 1, 2021 Championship 20/21 Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest
April 24, 2021 Championship 20/21 Middlesbrough FC 3 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
April 20, 2021 Championship 20/21 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 0 Blackburn Rovers
April 17, 2021 Championship 20/21 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Bristol City
Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday Championship 20/21 form
Derby County Sheffield Wednesday
46 Matches played 46
11 Matches won 12
110 Goal attempts 86
37 Shots on goal 33
40 Shots off goal 35
212 Corner kicks 174
12% Average ball possession 10%
33 Shots blocked 18
75 Cards given 75
171 Free kicks 137
19 Offsides 16
1 Shots on post 0
1 Shots on bar 1
28 Goals by foot 31
6 Goals by head 7
36 Goals scored 40
58 Goals conceded 61
Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday statistics for most recent head to head matches
Derby County Sheffield Wednesday
38 Matches 38
19 Home Matches 19
19 Away Matches 19
67 Total Goals 39
1.76 Average Goals Scored 1.03
18 Wins 5
5 Losses 18
15 Draws 15
Last 5 games & match results between Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday
May 8, 2021 Championship 20/21 Derby County 3 - 3 Sheffield Wednesday
January 1, 2021 Championship 20/21 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 0 Derby County
February 29, 2020 Championship 19/20 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 3 Derby County
December 11, 2019 Championship 19/20 Derby County 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
March 9, 2019 Championship 18/19 Derby County 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday


 

Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday: Match preview

Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are both revered by the football community thanks to their deep histories and relative successes.

However, it’s going to heartbreak for the Rams, Owls or even both this Saturday as they face the drop down to League One.

Derby County haven’t been a third tier side since 1986, whereas Sheffield Wednesday have more recent memories of League One having dropped down for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 campaigns.

Wayne Rooney has struggled to squeak results out of his Derby side and are currently on a six-match losing streak at the worst possible time.

Wednesday have shown patchy form all season and their pre-season points deduction looks likely to bite them in heartbreaking fashion.

Neither side can truly claim they deserve to stay up, and Saturday afternoon promises to be a nail-biter up and down the country.

We favour the nervy draw here, with neither side owning that all-important X-factor to guarantee their own safety.


 

Derby County team news vs Sheffield Wednesday

Tom Lawrence has scored in three of his last six for Derby and will once again be relied on to drag the Rams into a positive performance.

He scored a brace against the Owls at Hillsborough last February so has good memories of Saturday’s visitors.

Striker Lee Gregory has missed the last six through injury and won’t be returning in time for Saturday’s important fixture. The 32-year-old has scored some important goals following his move from Stoke City.

 

Sheffield Wednesday team news vs Derby County

Centre back Tom Lees will be missing for Wednesday following an injury against Middlesbrough at the end of April and will be a huge miss after barely missing a minute all season.

Scottish duo of Jordan Rhodes and Callum Paterson have been in and out of the team, but with seven goals each this season may well feature in a match that needs goals for the Owls.

Isaiah Brown, Moses Odubajo and Massimo Luongo miss out in the Wednesday midfield.


 

Predicted Derby County line-up vs Sheffield Wednesday

Predicted Derby County line-up vs Sheffield Wednesday

Predicted Derby County line-up vs Sheffield Wednesday

 

Predicted Sheffield Wednesday line-up vs Derby County

Predicted Sheffield Wednesday line-up vs Derby County

Predicted Sheffield Wednesday line-up vs Derby County

 

Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday – Official videos

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Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday?
11:30, Saturday 08 May 2021
What are the Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday betting odds?
Derby 13/10, Draw 23/10, Sheff Wed 11/5
What is the prediction for Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday?
Derby County 1 - Sheffield Wednesday 1