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Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Tips - Relegation rivals tipped for a draw

  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby preview for the EFL Championship clash from Hillsbrough on Friday (5.30pm GMT).
  • Sheff Wed are unbeaten in their last 3 matches and are tipped to continue their revival with a draw against Derby
  • Full match preview and predictions.
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Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in their last 3 matches (Getty Images)

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Predictions


Sheffield Wednesday have lifted themselves off the foot of the table with seven points from the last nine. They face a Derby side also in good form. A draw is tipped, a result that has happened in two of the last three meetings.

  • Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in their last 3 matches (EFL Championship).
  • Derby have lost 1 of their last 8 matches (EFL Championship).
  • Derby are unbeaten in their last 3 away matches (EFL Championship).
  • Sheffield Wednesday and Derby have drawn 2 of their last 3 head to heads (EFL Championship).

Head to Head


Derby hold a 5-2 head to head record over Sheffield Wednesday across the last six seasons in the Championship. There have also been five draws during that time.

Last season, Sheffield Wednesday claimed a point from a 1-1 draw at Derby. They then lost 3-1 at home after conceding three times in the opening half hour at Hillsbrough.

Sheffield Wednesday Form


Sheffield Wednesday were 2-1 winners over in-form Middlesbrough on Tuesday to move off the bottom of the table. 

The win came a day after manager Tony Pulis was sacked with Callum Paterson and Liam Shaw getting the goals for the Owls.

Pulis had a begun a revival in fortunes before his dismissal with a 1-0 win over Birmingham followed by 1-1 draw at Blackburn on Boxing Day. 

Tom Lees got the winner against Birmingham and Adam Reach earned his side a point against Blackburn.

The three-game unbeaten run came after a period of nine games without a victory. The Owls had lost four in a row prior to the early Christmas present of three points at home to Birmingham.

Derby Form


Derby hauled themselves out of the relegation zone with a thumping 4-0 win at Birmingham on Tuesday in what was the Rams' best performance under manager Wayne Rooney.

Krystian Bielik, Graeme Shinnie and Colin Kazim-Richards all scored inside the opening 25 minutes at St Andrew's. Jason Knight put a seal on the win in the 77th minute.

It is now two wins in the last three games for Derby, who were 2-0 winners over Swansea in the final game before Christmas.

Sandwiched in between the two festive period victories was a 1-0 loss at home to Preston on Boxing Day which halted the recovery under Rooney.

Derby have lost one of their last eight matches since Rooney replaced Phillip Cocu in charge of the Rams, with three wins and four draws.

Team News


Sheffield Wednesday's injury list may ease slightly with defender Joost van Aken and midfielder Adam Reach closing in on returns. Defenders Julian Borner, Aden Flint and Dominic Iorfa are still out, as is midfielder Massimo Luongo and forward Jack Marriott. 

Derby will still be without defender Curtis Davies and midfielder Tom Lawrence through injury. There is also a doubt over the availability of forward Jack Stretton.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby

What is the best bet for Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby?

Sheffield Wednesday and Derby have drawn 1-1 in 2 of their last 3 head to heads. A repeat scoreline is predicted.

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

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Where is Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby being played?

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby is being played at the Hillsbrough in Sheffield, England.

When does Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby kick off?

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby kicks off at 17:30 GMT on Friday, 1 January, 2021.

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Verdict

Both sides have had an upturn in fortunes and a share of the points is predicted between the relegation rivals.

Best Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @240.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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