Sheffield Wednesday vs Swansea City: prediction for the EFL Championship Week 39
11 05:45, 28 March 2024 Tipsta

Sheffield Wednesday vs Swansea City: prediction for the EFL Championship Week 39

A bird derby in Sheffield in Week 39 πŸ†

Fresh off the South Wales derby win, Swansea City will travel to Hillsborough to clash with Sheffield Wednesday. Week 39 match will begin on March 29, at 4 PM CET.

Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls from Sheffield Wednesday have not been back to the Premier League since 2000, hanging in the lower divisions for the last two and a half decades. Moving back to the EFL Championship last season was a step in the right direction, but now comes the hard part of retaining that spot before next campaign.

Sharing the last place in offensive efficiency with Rotherham United, the Owls posted a short winning streak before going down β€œ0-8” in a span of two games against the leaders from Leeds United and Ipswich Town. Now, however, comes an easier part, as Wednesday are still only a point away from safety but without top teams coming to Hillsborough this Friday.

Swansea City

The Swans became the first team from Wales in the Premier League, spending nearly a decade there, but a return to the Championship has not been kind to Swansea City. Losing to Brentford in the playoffs twice in a row did hurt enough, but the Welsh club fell to the bottom half of the standings this season.

A relatively successful March pushed Swansea seven points ahead of the dreaded cut line, as they earned seven points in four games including a South Wales derby win over a streaky Cardiff City unit. A victory in Sheffield might finalize the deal and let the Swans start preparing for the next season, so Wales can dream of having one or two teams in EPL once again.

Prediction ⚽️

Swansea City crushed Sheffield Wednesday back at home in the first round, winning β€œ3-0”, as the last win for the Owls in the series dates back to 2019.

Sportsbooks have this game as a near coin toss, as Sheffield Wednesday absolutely need points, but we will opt for a safer play and go with the visitors to not lose in this one with 1.56 odds πŸ”₯.