It will be the battle of the two promotion favourites when Sheffield Wednesday square off against Aston Villa at the Hillsborough Stadium on Sunday and many are looking forward to see how the two sides perform on the day.
Sheffield Wednesday Match Betting News
Sheffield Wednesday missed out on promotion last season following a playoff final defeat at the hands of Hull City and despite the eventual disappointment, it has to be said that the Owls enjoyed a fruitful campaign overall.
One can now be sure that Wednesday will be determined to earn promotion during the upcoming campaign and manager Carlos Carvalhal has strengthened his squad with a couple of decent acquisitions in the form of Almen Abdi, Steven Fletcher and Will Buckley.
Wednesday now prepare to kick off their Championship campaign with a clash against relegated Aston Villa and the match will surely prove to be a good test to gauge the Owls’ promotion credentials.
Aston Villa Match Betting News
Aston Villa endured a terrible campaign in the Premier League last term which culminated in an embarrassing relegation but it has to be said that there is a sense of optimism surrounding Villa Park at the moment following the arrivals of new owner Tony Xia and manager Roberto Di Matteo.
In addition, Villa have made some very good signings by bringing in the likes of Ross McCormack, Aaron Tshibola and Tommy Elphick among others to the club and many believe that the Villans are one of the top contenders to earn promotion this season.
That being said, the Championship is a division where reputations count for very little and Villa will surely have to work extremely hard in order to finish in at least the top 6. First up for Villa is a clash against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Sunday and one can be sure that the Midlands side are in for a tough battle on the day.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Aston Villa Match Prediction
Wednesday and Villa will be squaring off against each other for the first time in a competitive fixture in 17 years and both the fallen giants of English football will surely go all out to claim the victory on the night.
Villa perhaps have the better side but Wednesday will be banking on home advantage and should be able to claim a narrow victory from the clash.