Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 29/05/2023

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England League 1 - Oakwell Ground

1st Round

We've reached the final of League One playoffs, in which Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday will decide who will play in Championship next season. The match will be played at Wembley, on Sunday, May 29th, and here are our top football betting tips for this game.

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Sheffield Wednesday to Win

Since this is the final of League One playoffs, anything can obviously happen. That being said, our first Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday prediction is for Sheffield Wed to win.

That being said, Barnsley was the more convincing team in the semi-finals, with Sheffield Wednesday needing  a miracle in the second leg after losing 4-0 to Peterborough in the first leg. However, they also showed a lot of composure and quality by overturning such a deficit, so their spirits are certainly high ahead of the final game of the season.

Over 2.5 Total Goals

We saw six goals in the last duel between these two teams, which is one of the reasons why our second Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday prediction is over 2.5 total goals.

In addition to this, Barnsley averaged 2.76 goals per game in the league so far, while Sheffield Wednesday averaged 2.57 goals per game in League One this season.

Top Odds and Stats for Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday

If you want to bet on the best Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday odds, check our list of odds from the main UK bookmakers here:

Head to Head

21/03/23

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

4

2

29/01/23

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

0

03/09/22

England League 1 League 1

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Barnsley

Barnsley

0

2

17/07/21

UK Friendlies UK

Barnsley

Barnsley

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

0

20/03/21

England Championship CHA

Barnsley

Barnsley

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

1

2

Last Five - Barnsley

07/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Barnsley

Barnsley

2

3

W

03/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

1

L

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Barnsley

Barnsley

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

2

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

2

L

Last Five - Sheff Wed

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

2

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

3

W

21/04/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

1

3

W

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

1

1

D

09/04/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

2

D

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding, but how do the bookies odds translate into probabilities? Let's find out.

Barnsley odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30% Probability

Draw odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30% Probability

Sheffield Wednesday odds: 11/8 (2.38) – 42.10% Probability

We can see that Sheffield Wednesday are the expected winners in this game with a 42.10% win probability. Meanwhile, the main candidate to become the First Goalscorer in this duel is Michael Smith at 28/5 (6.60) odds, which comes to a 15.20% probability. Also, the most likely Correct Score in this match is a 1-1 draw, at 11/2 (6.50) – 15.40%.

Barnsley – Sheffield Wednesday Preview: News, Form, and Probable Lineups

You can find all the latest information on these teams right here, including our predicted Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday lineups:

Barnsley

Ahead of the playoffs, Barnsley wasn't in such a great form since they've lost two of their last three games in the regular part of the season and only had one win in the last five rounds. Still, they managed to overcome poor form in the semi-final of League One playoffs and eliminate Bolton thanks to one-goal win in the second leg at home.

Meanwhile, Barnsley enters the final game of the season free of any injures or suspensions.

Barnsley Predicted Lineup:

Isted – Thomas, Kitching, Andersen – Williams, Kane, Phillips, Connell, Cadden – Cole, Tedic

Sheffield Wednesday

After they finished third in the regular season and missed direct promotion by just two points, Sheffield Wednesday entered the playoffs as the main favourites to win. However, the team was shocked in the first leg against Peterborough, which they lost 4-0. Not even their fans probably had a lot of hope that Sheffield can get to the final after that, but the team believed and managed to overcome the deficit and get to the penalty shootout, which they ultimately won.

When it comes to team news, George Byers is on the team's injury list, but there is a small chance that he could play in the final.

Sheffield Wednesday Predicted Lineup:

Dawson – James, Ihiekwe, Iorfa – Patterson, Bannan, Palmer, Johnson – Windass – Gregory, Smith

Starting Lineups

Teams often release their starting lineups one hour ahead of the kickoff.

Player to Watch – Michael Smith

Our player to watch in this duel is Michael Smith, although both teams have a lot of good players who could stand out in this final game of League One and help their team reach Championship.

In any case, Michael Smith is the team's top scorer with 17 goals, to which he also added 6 assists, so the experienced striker certainly has the capacity to be the deciding factor against Barnsley.

Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday – FAQ

Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday

  • When is the match starting? The match is starting at 3 pm BST on Monday, May 29th.
  • Where will the game be played? The game will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • What happened in the last duel between these two teams? Barnsley beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 in their last duel.

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