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Sheffield Wednesday vs Peterborough United betting tips: League One play-off semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

Sheffield Wednesday vs Peterborough United odds and betting statistics

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Peterborough United match preview

Safe to say, following last Friday night’s first leg at London Road, Peterborough United supporters can start planning a trip to Wembley on 29 May.

In the first leg six nights ago, the Posh ran riot, running out 4-0 winners, completely demolishing a hapless Sheffield Wednesday.

Jack Taylor broke the deadlock, goalkeeper Cameron Dawson finding the shot too hot to handle, before Joe Ward’s long-range strike thundered in off the crossbar.

After the break, headers from Kwame Poku and then Jonson Clarke-Harris secured a famous 4-0 victory for Peterborough; no one could’ve predicted this.

Since the play-offs were introduced in 1987, five clubs have overturned a two-goal first leg deficit to reach the final.

Sheffield Wednesday must attempt to achieve something twice as difficult, which seems extremely unlikely doesn’t it?

Darren Moore’s side actually finished third in the regular season, accumulating 96 points, the most points Wednesday have ever yielded in a single season in any division.

That though is all irrelevant because last Friday’s horror show in north Cambridgeshire have all but ended their promotion hopes.

Peterborough United actually finished 19 points below the Owls, beaten 1-0 in Owlerton two months ago.

Darren Ferguson’s side are targeting an immediate return to the Championship, although the Posh haven’t been promoted via play-offs since 2000, suffering defeats in 2011 and 2014 subsequently.

Can Sheffield Wednesday pull off an historic comeback at Hillsborough? Probably not, no.

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