EFL Championship Betting Pick: Huddersfield Town vs Sheffield Wednesday

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Huddersfield are looking for the first win of the season, so check out our EFL Championship Betting Pick as they welcome Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday noon. The Terriers are just one of two teams (Stoke City) without a win, and they collected miserable one point in the opening six rounds. Sheffield Wednesday, on the other hand, are in the golden middle at the moment, but they suffered three defeats in the previous four matches.

Huddersfield Town vs Sheffield Wednesday EFL Championship Betting Pick

  • England Championship
  • Kirklees Stadium, Huddersfield
  • Sunday 15 September
  • 13:00 CET

Huddersfield Town Team News and Latest Form

Without a competitive win this season (D1, L6), Huddersfield Town have now lost their last four Championship games and are languishing in the relegation zone. They’ve conceded exactly two goals in five Championship matches this season, and have won just one home league game this calendar year (D1, L10).

Here, the Terriers face a side they haven’t beaten in a home H2H since 2011 (D3, L4). However, considering they failed to score in half of their league matches last season, that elusive H2H victory may continue to evade them. Even a draw could be difficult if they don’t fix a leaky defence that struggles as the game draws on. They conceded four league goals (out of 11) from the 80th minute this season already.

Karlan Ahearne-Grant has four goals so far, two as the first goalscorer. Huddersfield have failed to score in seven home H2H duels. New manager Danny Cowley joined from Lincoln City a few days ago and will be motivated to start his career at Kirklees Stadium with a positive result.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News and Latest Form

A 2-1 home loss against QPR last time out gave Sheffield Wednesday their third one-goal margin defeat from their previous four Championship matches. However, a 1-0 win at Rotherham in the cup last month gave the Owls their fifth competitive away win this calendar year (D6, L4).

Leading once on the road at half-time this Championship campaign (HT: W1, L2), Wednesday have now led at the break in only five away league games since the start of 2018/19. Both teams have scored in 15 of their last 26 Championship away games though, with over 2.5 goals also being seen in 15.

Fernando Forestieri has five career goals against Huddersfield and has only lost one of his previous ten meetings with the hosts (W8, D1). He will not be able to help his teammates today, though, as he is serving a suspension.

Huddersfield Town vs Sheffield Wednesday Head to Head

Sheffield Wednesday won five of the previous ten H2H encounters (D3, L2), but are without a win in the last two. The Owls are unbeaten in the past seven visits to Kirklees Stadium, keeping their net intact in each of those games. Also, all ten last H2H duels here produced under 2.5 goals, and eight of them produced under 1.5 goals.

Huddersfield Town vs Sheffield Wednesday EFL Championship Betting Pick

This game could be a turning point for the Terriers as they appointed a new manager who arrived to get the team out of the relegation zone. It would be disastrous for Huddersfield to go down to League One as they played in the Premier League last season. Still, I don’t think they are ready to get three points as Danny Cowley will need more time to settle, but I am backing them to fight for a point. Sheffield Wednesday are the only team in the league without a draw after the opening six rounds, and that’s why my EFL Championship Betting Pick for this clash is a draw at 3.30 (+230). Also, considering recent H2H tilts at this venue and a lot of inefficient matches, my additional pick is Under 2.5 goals at 1.72 (-139). Stay tuned for more betting tips for Sunday.

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