Kick Off: 1945, 17/05/2017
TV: Sky Sports 3
Sheffield Wednesday will go into the second leg of their Championship play-off clash with Huddersfield as favourites to progress but we’re backing Town to upset the odds.
Sunday’s goalless draw at John Smith’s Stadium would appear to give the Owls the edge in the return fixture, but the Terriers looked a much better team in the opening encounter.
Looking at the Sheff Wed vs Huddersfield odds, we reckon 31/20 for Town to reach the final is fair value.
A Look At Sheffield Wednesday’s Betting Odds
It has to be admitted that Sheffield Wednesday do have the experience of reaching last season’s decider and did the double over Huddersfield during the regular season this term.
After the first leg, a content Carlos Carvalhal commented: “It is a positive result, if you go away in the play-off semi-final and you return to play the home game at 0-0, it is very, very positive.
“There are two words that we said pre-match and that was focus and efficiency. We came here to try and keep the second game alive and we have done that.”
However, we can’t get away from the fact that Wednesday failed to muster a shot on target and showed little ambition to win the game.
Changing tactics at Hillsborough won’t be as easy as it seems and 15/2 for a 1-0 away win is the second of our Sheff Wed vs Huddersfield betting tips.
A Look At Huddersfield Town’s Betting Odds
Huddersfield bossed almost the entire 90 minutes of Sunday’s meeting with the Owls and deserved more from that game, with Izzy Brown clipping the crossbar in the first half and Nahki Wells twice testing Keiren Westwood.
Terriers boss David Wagner declared: “We dominated and we had chances, but it is game on. I am satisfied with the performance. Of course, I wished we had a goal and a victory but we take the 0-0.”
Town went into the play-offs under a bit of a cloud after losing six of their last 10 games, but that performance should have really boosted morale and lifted confidence back up.
Huddersfield can also take heart from away victories at places like Newcastle, Leeds and Norwich this term, so let’s be bold and go with 5/2 they get the job done in 90 minutes.
HUDDERSFIELD 0-0 SHEFF WED
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