Southampton vs Sheffield Wednesday prediction, odds & betting tips 13/01/2024

Southampton
13/01/24 - 15:00

Finished

4

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0

Sheff Wed

Southampton - Sheff Wed

England Championship - St. Mary's Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

It's time for our Championship predictions ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's trip to promotion hopefuls Southampton. The Saints head into Saturday's match as the clear favourite with the bookmakers to secure all three points but Sheffield Wednesday are in the midst of a relegation battle and will fight for every possible point.

Southampton vs Sheffield Wednesday prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Adam Armstrong to Score

  • Armstrong top scores for Southampton this season with thirteen league goals.
  • Armstrong scored against Sheffield Wednesday in the pair's reverse league fixture back in August.

Another reason that we have backed Armstrong to score as our main prediction for this game is that the striker is due a goal following a run of three goals in his last eight league appearances.

Latest odds

Head to Head

04/08/23

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Southampton

Southampton

1

2

09/11/22

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Southampton

Southampton

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

1

1

Last Five - Southampton

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

16/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Southampton

Southampton

3

1

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Southampton

Southampton

3

5

W

06/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Watford

Watford

Southampton

Southampton

0

3

W

Last Five - Sheff Wed

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

0

L

09/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

2

W

06/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Coventry

Coventry

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

4

1

L

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

4

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 2/5 (1.40) – 71.4%
  • DRAW: 19/5 (4.80) – 20.8%
  • AWAY: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.5%

Southampton are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 71.4%, and we tend to agree with the bookmakers on this one. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

You can back BTTS in this game at 11/10 (2.10) which has a probability of 47.6%, or you can go the other way and back BTTS – No, like us, which is priced at 17/20 (1.85) with a probability of 54.1%.

Southampton vs Sheffield Wednesday prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-0

  • Southampton have scored exactly two goals in each of their last three wins against Sheff Wed.
  • The hosts have kept clean sheets in three of their last four home games in all competitions.

Southampton to Win

  • The Saints have won each of their last five encounters with Sheff Wed.
  • Sheff Wed have lost two of their last four league games.

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Southampton vs Sheffield Wednesday team news

Southampton

Southampton were away at Norwich City for their last outing in the Championship. Following a goalless first half, Adam Armstrong fired the Saints in front in the seventieth minute but it wasn't enough to win the game as Norwich equalised with twelve minutes left on the clock.

Jan Bednarek, Kyle Walker-Peters, Samuel Edozie, Mason Holgate, James Bree, Ross Stewart, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Juan Larios could all miss out this weekend due to injury.

Joe Aribo is on international duty at AFCON 2023, with a talented Nigeria side tipped to go all the way

Predicted Lineup: Bazunu (GK), Stephens, Bednarek, Manning, Walker-Peters, Harwood-Bellis, Armstrong, Smallbone, Downes, Fraser & Armstrong

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday put in a fine second-half performance to defeat Hull City in their last league game. Neither side managed to find a breakthrough in the first forty-five but Wednesday scored three times on the run before Hull pulled a goal back to win the match 3-1, Josh Windass scoring the host's final goal to secure all three points.

Bambo Diaby and George Byers miss out this weekend due to suspensions, while Will Vaulks, Akin Famewo, Callum Paterson, John Buckley and Dominic Iorfa are injured.

Predicted Lineup: Dawson (GK), Palmer, Ihiekwe, Valentín, Bernard, Bannan, Johnson, Windass, Musaba, Gassama & Cadamarteri

Southampton

Southampton
4-3-3
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
21
Taylor Harwood-Bellis
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
3
Ryan Manning
ie
16
William Smallbone
ie
4
Flynn Downes
gb
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
9
Adam Armstrong
gb
10
Che Adams
gb
26
Ryan Fraser
gb
Substitutes
6
Mason Holgate
gb
13
Joe Lumley
gb
27
Samuel Amo-Ameyaw
gb
22
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
18
Sekou Mara
fr
24
Shea Charles
gb
33
Tyler Dibling
gb
29
Jayden Meghoma
gb
5
Jack Stephens
gb

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed
4-2-3-1
1
Cameron Dawson
gb
2
Liam Palmer
gb
5
Bambo Diaby Diaby
es
20
Michael Ihiekwe
gb
17
Di'Shon Bernard
jm
18
Marvin Johnson
gb
10
Barry Bannan
gb
45
Anthony Musaba
nl
11
Josh Windass
gb
41
Djeidi Gassama
fr
42
Bailey Tye Cadamarteri
gb
Substitutes
24
Michael Smith
gb
26
James Beadle
gb
4
Will Vaulks
gb
33
Reece James
gb
14
Pol Valentu00edn
es
27
Ashley Fletcher
gb
7
Mallik Wilks
gb
44
Mohamed Diaby
fr
23
Akin Famewo
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Che Adams

Che Adams might not have scored as many goals as he would have hoped for this season but his work-rate and effort make him a key squad player for the Saints as they look for a quick return to the Premier League.

Adams has scored six goals in the Championship so far and has three goals in his last four appearances in all competitions, so you can see why he is our player to watch against Sheffield Wednesday.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.