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Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Goals predicted in Carabao Cup first round

  • Walsall host Sheffield Wednesday at the Bescot Stadium on Saturday
  • The Carabao Cup first round tie kicks off at 2.15pm BST
  • Walsall are unbeaten in their last 5 games
  • Sheffield Wednesday have won 3 of their last 19 matches
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Sheffield Wednesday bid to avoid an upset at Walsall (Getty Images)

League Two Walsall are aiming for an upset when they take Championship club Sheffield Wednesday in the first round of the Carabao Cup at Bescot Stadium. Who will progress to the second round of the League Cup on Saturday?

Walsall Form


Walsall finished the League Two season in 12th spot after the season was cut short. Darrell Clarke's side went unbeaten in their last five games before clubs voted to end the season due to the global pandemic.

The Saddlers have won one of five pre-season friendlies courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town. They have held Burton Albion and Wolves U23s to draws and lost to Crewe and Birmingham.

Walsall Team News


Walsall have strengthend with the signings of goalkeeper Jack Rose from Southampton, full-back Hayden White from Mansfield, free agent midfielder Emmanuel Osadebe and forward Rory Holden from Bristol City. 

Full-back George Nurse has also joined on a season-long loan from Bristol City.

Sheffield Wednesday Form


From promotion candidates to finishing 16th in the Championship, Sheffield Wednesday's season ended in severe disappointment. Garry Monk's side won just three of their last 19 matches since late January, ending 14 points off the play-offs.

Sheffield Wednesday have played just one pre-season friendly in preparation for the new season, playing out a 0-0 with Premier League club Leicester City.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News


A long list of depatures from Hillsbrough includes Steven Fletcher and Morgan Fox who have both joined Stoke City.

Wednesday have signed midfielder Fisayo Dele-Bashiru from Manchester City, Wigan duo Chey Dunkley and Josh Windass and DR Congo international forward Elias Kachunga from Huddersfield. 

Izzy Brown has joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday Head to Head


The last meeting between Walsall and Sheffield Wednesday was more than eight years ago as they played out a 2-2 draw in League One. The reverse fixture at the Bescot ended with a 2-1 Walsall win.

Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday Odds


Sheffield Wednesday are 1.83 favourites to win on Saturday with Walsall 4.20 outsiders. It is 3.50 for a draw in 90 minutes.

Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday Stats


  • Walsall are unbeaten in their last 5 matches with 3 wins and 2 draws (League Two).
  • Walsall have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (League Two).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have won 3 of their last 19 matches (all competitions).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have won 2 of their last 9 away matches (Championship).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 away matches (Championship).

Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday FAQs

Where can I watch the Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday live stream online?

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Where is Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday being played?

Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday is being played at the Bescot Stadium in Walsall, England.

When is Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday being played?

Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday is being played at 14:15 BST on Saturday 5 September 2020.

What competition are Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday playing in?

Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday are playing in the English League Cup (Carabao Cup).

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Verdict

The start of the new season makes it hard to predict with confidence. The way Sheffield Wednesday finished the last season means they are worth taking on. The draw is the value play with goals on the cards.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-133.33 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @250 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 2-2 Draw Correct Score @1200 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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