Hull v Sheffield Wednesday | Friday 26th February | 7.45pm kick off
Sheffield make the trip to Hull on Friday night for this promotion clash. The home side are odds on favourites, priced at 3/4. Sheffield Wednesday can be backed at 18/5 on their travels and the draw is available at 13/5. The last time these sides met, the points were split in a 1-1 draw.
Top of the league Hull are on a very decent run and are showing why they are top of the league – and not only in the Championship. Last weekend they held their own at the Emirates in their FA Cup fifth round match against Arsenal. It was an all round impressive performance from the side, not only defending well enough to keep the likes of Alexis Sanchez out, but they looked particularly dangerous on the counter attack. On Tuesday night they showed their winning mentality by beating Ipswich 1-0 away from home. A 48th minute goals from Diame was enough to clinch the three points. They are keeping the pressure on the teams challenging for the title by winning week in and week out.
Sheffield Wednesday have been in good form, not anything to write home about but they are holding their own in the play-off places. They are fairly comfortable at this end of the table, knowing it will take a run of bad results to keep them from promotion. However they have only won two games from their last five encounters, a record they will probably have to work on to be in the same position come May. They will have been fairly disappointed on Tuesday night not to take all three points in a home fixture. However after going a goal down they showed decent character to equalise just six minutes later through a Nuhiu goal. They dominated shots and possession so it will be interesting to see how they fair against a side that are likely to control the game.
With Forestieri banned with suspension I think Wednesday will struggle to have an attacking threat, I think Hull will ease past their opponents in this one.
Hull to win to nil – 6/1