Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 07/05/2023

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*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Key Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County Predictions & Odds

We are happy to have the glamorous League One final we deserve – the Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County brawl at the legendary Hillsborough Stadium. Who’ll emerge victoriously, you wonder? Find out the answer in our top Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County betting tips. If you want more of our best football tips for today, you can go to our page.

David McGoldrick to Score Anytime

It would take a sensational display from David McGoldrick so that the 35-year-old can poach League One’s top goalscorer award this season. At the very top, we have Ipswich Town’s Connor Chaplin with 26 goals to his name with his only real rival being Peterborough’s Jonson Clarke-Harris.

However, with 22 goals in the 2022/23 League One campaign, David McGoldrick is proving to be one of the top players at coach Paul Warne’s disposal despite his age. Surely, if the 35-year-old is among the starters, our Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County predictions will have a potent chance of success.

Sheffield Wednesday to Win

At one point this season, the Owls were at the top of the ladder with a comfy 4-point lead. However, things haven’t been going well for coach Darren Moore’s boys and now they rank 3rd. However, 3rd position is far better than what the Rams have to brag with. The visitors are in 6th trailing by 17 points.

Seeing as Derby haven’t lost a game in the last five fixtures, we feel the time is right for them to lose points. And what better opportunity than a game at the mythical Hillsborough Stadium?

The Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County head-to-head record is split between the two teams – three victories for the Owls, three for the Rams, and four draws.

Betting Odds for Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County

In this section of our article, you’ll familiarize yourselves with the latest Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County head-to-head statistics. Don’t miss out!

Head to Head

03/12/22

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

0

08/05/21

England Championship CHA

Derby

Derby

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

3

3

01/01/21

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Derby

Derby

1

0

29/02/20

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Derby

Derby

1

3

11/12/19

England Championship CHA

Derby

Derby

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

1

1

Last Five - Sheff Wed

06/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Alfreton Town

Alfreton Town

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

2

W

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

Last Five - Derby

19/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Stockport

Stockport

Derby

Derby

0

1

W

12/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Matlock Town

Matlock Town

Derby

Derby

0

3

W

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Carlisle

Carlisle

Derby

Derby

0

2

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Derby

Derby

0

1

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient

Derby

Derby

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3

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Sheffield Wednesday odds: 31/20 (2.55) – 38.5%

Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 23.5%

Derby County odds: 157/100 (2.57) – 38.0%

There’s a 34.8% chance that David McGoldrick will score on the 7th of May, according to the bookies’ odds. Furthermore, the bookmakers barely managed to make a pick between these two. Sheffield Wednesday are their expected winners with a 38.5% win probability – only 0.5% higher than Derby County’s chance to win!

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County Lineups & Team News

Sheffield Wednesday

Trailing by six, the Owls have no chance to catch up to Plymouth Argyle even if they bag 10 on Sunday. However, even if they lose, they’d still be in 3rd place. It’s that sort of pressure-free atmosphere that proved decisive as Sheffield Wednesday thrashed Shrewsbury 0-3 on the 29th of April. With a whopping 68% possession and 20 shots at target, the Owls could’ve definitely bagged more.

Predicted lineup – Dawson (GK), Iorfa, Ihiekwe, Palmer, Johnson, Bannan, Vaulks, Adeniran, Paterson, Smith & Gregory

Derby County

35-year-old McGoldrick had a quiet game last week when the Rams locked horns with Pompey. It took Derby County 71 minutes to equalize as Portsmouth brought their A-game to Pride Park. If something drastically doesn’t change in the Rams’ display, we think our Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County predictions are going to be successful this week.

Predicted lineup – Wildsmith (GK), Forsyth, Davies, Cashin, Roberts, Bird, Hourihane, Knight, Sibley, Mendez-Laing & McGoldrick

Starting Lineups

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Michael Smith

Seeing as Michael Smith scored a lovely hattrick versus Salop last week, our hands are tied and we had no other option but to pick him as the player to watch on Sunday. Playing in front of the home crowd is always preferable and we’re sure Smith will do his best to put smiles on the fans’ faces on Sunday as well.

The three goals he scored versus Shrewsbury last week helped him to climb the ladder and become the top Sheffield Wednesday goalscorer this season with 12 goals. However, his one-goal lead over his partner in crime, Josh Windass, is hardly a cozy cushion. Michael Smith will have to work twice as hard on Sunday if he wants to keep his rightful 1st place spot.

FAQs About These Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County Prediction

  • Whom do the bookies favor? – They predict a hard-earned Owls win.
  • What’s the venue? – The Sheffield Wednesday vs Derby County brawl will be held at the mythical Hillsborough Stadium.
  • Who’s Sheffield Wednesday’s key creator this season? – Central midfielder Barry Bannan. He has 11 assists to his name in the 2022/23 campaign – far more than any other Owls player.

Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.