Hull v Sheffield Wednesday | Saturday 28 May | 17.00pm
Saturday evening will hold the last game of the 2015/16 Championship campaign when Hull and Sheffield Wednesday meet at Wembley. Hull, after finishing fourth in the campaign and scraping past Derby in the semi-finals, go in as favourites into the final priced at 5/4. Sheffield Wednesday, who finished sixth in the campaign and stunned Brighton over two legs, are an outsider shot at 12/5 to get themselves into the Premiership next season. If you think the game is destined to go past 90 minutes, the draw can be backed at 12/5.
Hull were given a bit of tough time in the second leg of their semi-final fixture against Derby. They went into the game with a 3-0 win advantage after an impressive display at the iPro Stadium. They allowed Derby in early on, conceding in the 7th minute. With their tails up, Derby’s pressure paid off as Robertson put the ball into his own goal in the 36 minute. Nevertheless, Hull kept things tight for the remainder of the game and went through 3-2 on aggregate. It was not an ideal performance from Hull and certainly not one they would want to be replicating this weekend. They will be looking to Hernandez to cap of his more than impressive campaign with a match winning performance, and he is one to look out for in the goalscoring markets.
Sheffield Wednesday caused an upset in the last round, knocking out promotion favourites Brighton. They were more than impressive in the first leg, winning comfortable 2-0. The second leg was always going to be more of a challenge with Brighton chasing the game on their home soil. Wednesday will have been nervous when Brighton went in front in the 19th minute. However, they showed great resolve to pull the leg back to level terms in the 28th minute. They managed to contain Brighton for the remainder of the game, despite their lack of possession, and progress to the final with a 3-1 advantage on aggregate.
Even though Sheffield finished two league places lower than Hull, they should not be written off in this fixture. This game could really go either way. If you’re a neutral fan rooting for penalties, either side can be backed to win on pens at 8/1!
Time of first goal: 21-30 minute – 13/2
Correct Score: 2-2 – 16/1