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Date: 4th August 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Over 2.5 Goals
Southampton to Win
2-1 to Southampton
Sheffield Wednesday will face Southampton in the opening game of the Championship.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton Predictions and Top Betting Tips
Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton will be the debut for both teams in the Championship since Sheffield got promoted and Southampton relegated. Here are our predictions.
Total Goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Southampton played an absolutely devastating season in the Premier League last year and deservedly are in the Championship now. But the team has to start winning games as soon as this opening round and facing a team from League One is a great opportunity. We expext to see a good scoreline here and a solid result for the visitors, who will face the smallest team in the entire league.
Match Result Prediction: Southampton to Win
Opening round and the odds are amazing. Southampton have to win this game. Since they are coming down from the Premier League, this makes them the most expensive squad in the entire Championship. Their squad value is 350 million euros and they have not sold almost any players during the transfer window. They will face Sheff Wed, who are the cheapest team in the league, valued at 13 million. It will be shocking if Southampton fail here at the start.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to Southampton
While we definitely envision the win for Southampton, we think that they will not have an easy match. Sheff Wed will try to win their opening game or at least not lose it. Therefore, we picked the 2-1 scoreline. When we compare the Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton line ups, however, there is an unimaginable difference in quality and class here, in favor of the visitors.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton: Form, Recent Games, and News
Sheffield Wednesday Preview
Sheffield's campaign in League One was stunning last season. Few people expected this team to be among the contenders for promotion, let alone win it in the end. They played an exceptional season at home, losing a single match in 23 home games, which sent them straight to the playoffs. We are curious to see whether their home ground will be the same fortress in the Championship too. In each case, Sheffield Wednesday are the smallest team in terms of value in the entire league.
The previous season in the Premier League was one of the most spectacular ones but not for Southampton. The team had the worst experienced and finished last with a goal difference of 36:73. In the championship, however, they should thrive now. The team barely sold any players, which means that they kept their entire best squad for this season. They should have an advantage over the majority of the teams but we will see how this goes.
FAQs regarding Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton
In which places did the teams end last season?
As mentioned at the start, Sheffield Wed got promoted from League One. The team finished 3rd in the regular season and then won the playoffs. On the other end, Southampton got relegated from the Premier League after finishing last.
Which team is the favorite to win this game?
The odds for this game are surprisingly close but Southampton still have an advantage.
Which team won the previous Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton game?
The teams last met in November 2022 and the game ended in a 1-1 draw at regular time, before Southampton won via penalties.