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Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton: Championship betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Sheffield Wednesday and Southampton go head-to-head in the inaugural game of the Championship season on Friday 4th August at 8pm (UK time).

Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton: Betting tips

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton: Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 4/5 with BetGoodwin
Correct score 1-1 11/2 with Betway
First Goalscorer Che Adams 6/1 with Boylesports

The 2023/24 Championship season kicks-off with League One play-off winners Sheffield Wednesday hosting the 2022/23 Premier League bottom side Southampton.

For the first time since 2011, the Saints will begin a new season in the second division of English football after a disastrous campaign last term saw the south coast side pick up just six wins all season and finish rock bottom of the Premier League. Russell Martin is the man tasked with getting them promoted back to the top flight at the first attempt, but faces a tough opening game in the way of Sheffield Wednesday.

Its a tough ask for the new Southampton head coach, especially with the future of a lot of his squad still up in the air, including James Ward-Prowse, who remains at the club but has been linked with a move back to the Premier League.

The Owls are back in the Championship after two seasons away and will be determined not to drop back to League One after an enthralling play-off campaign that saw them comeback from 4-0 in the first-leg of the semi-final to knock Barnsley out on penalties. They too start the season with a new manager, with Xisco Munez now in charge after replacing Darren Moore in the summer.

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton match stats

The Saints conceded 13 goals in their final four Premier League away games in 2022/23, conceding 3+ goals each time, while Sheffield Wednesday only failed to score in two of their 24 home league matches last term.

Four of Che Adams five Premier League goals last season came away from home, with only James Ward-Prowse (6) scored more away league goals for the Saints last term.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Southampton

Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton head-to-head

09 Nov 2022 – Southampton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday – League Cup

25 Sep 2012 – Southampton 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday – League Cup

19 Mar 2011 – Southampton 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday – League One

25 Sep 2010 – Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Southampton – League One

18 Apr 2009 – Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Southampton – Championship

This will be the first league meeting between the two teams in twelve years, when both sides were in League One.


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