Newcastle vs Sheffield Wednesday – England Championship Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Boxing Day usually features a derby or two in each of the English leagues, and Newcastle – Sheffield Wednesday is this year’s pick from the Championship. The league leaders play a team which sits in 6th place but is in excellent form at the moment on Monday evening when we’ll surely be installed for a real great game.
Newcastle vs Sheffield Wednesday – 26/12/2016
Betting Odds At The Best Online Bookmakers
FT Result: Newcastle 1.66 or 4/6 Draw 3.90 or 29/10 Sheff Wed 6.00 or 5/1
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.10 or 11/10 Under 1.70 or 7/10
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.10 or 11/10 No 1.66 or 4/6
There’s not a lot to say about Newcastle this season. Rafa’s team is 1st, with a 45-17 goal difference, and 16 wins in 22 games so far. They did have some losses in their recent form, against Nottingham and Blackburn, but these were all blamed on complacency.
When the team motivates itself correctly and all players are up to their usual level, they produce clear Premier Division football – too much for most Championship teams to deal with. They will surely understand that Sheffield Wed is not a weak team, but can they motivate themselves to be at their best?
Sheffield’s recent form is actually better than Newcastle’s. They’ve lost a single game in their last 5, and the other 4 were clear wins, both at home and away. They have really upped their game recently and want to finish the year on a playoff spot – so a point or points against Newcastle are crucial. Their defensive work looks better than their attack at the moment, so we can safely expect them to rely on counter-attacks against the league leaders.
Newcastle vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips
That being said, we do think the Newcastle players want to finish Boxing Day on 1st place – so they’ll do everything they can to win this game. A solo home win is a good idea, while Newcastle to score at least twice is another smart idea. Essentially, any bet that focuses on the home team doing a good job is a good idea – along with Dwight Gayle to continue his great scoring run. Good luck!
Total Team Goals – Newcastle Over 1.5 @ 1.90 or 10/11 with 138
Asian Handicap Full Time – Newcastle -1 @ 2.25 or 5/4 with 138