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Championship preview and odds: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Hull City

Published on: 15/10/2015

Championship preview and odds: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Hull City

October 17, 2015 12:30pm – Hillsborough

Sky Bet Championship

The Championship actions kicks off at 12:30pm an Saturday with the televised game between promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday and pre-season favourites Hull City at Hillsborough.

Owls improving under new boss

Portuguese Head Coach Carlos Carvalhal continues to impress in South Yorkshire where he has led Sheffield Wednesday to a strong start in the Sky Bet Championship. Victory over Hull City at the weekend would make it four wins on the trot for the Owls and keep them within touching distance of the play-off places.

During their run of three straight wins in the league, the Yorkshire side also dumped Premier League strugglers Newcastle United out of the League Cup. Their current league record stands at four wins, three draws and three defeats, and they are unbeaten in their last four outings.They now face a team striving to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

Tigers keen to remain in the PL hunt

Hull are keen to make a rapid return to the Premier League and started the season fairly well. Having retained much of their top-flight squad and their experienced manager, they also brought in significant reinforcements and were many pundits pre-season favourites for the league title.

They began the season well and now sit comfortably in the play-off zone however, automatic promotion will be the main target for Steve Bruce`s men. They are unbeaten in their last four having drawn at home to QPR and Blackburn and won away at Nottingham Forest and Cardiff.

The Tigers have the joint-best defensive record in the second-tier having conceded just seven goals all season. Four of those goals were leaked on the road, however, they have not conceded away from home in their last two outings.

Team news

Hull will be without centre-back Curtis Davies who is still recovering from injury. Meanwhile, Robert Snodgrass and Mohamed Diame are still on the long-term sick list.

Recent form (League)

Sheff Wed: WWWDL

Hull City: WDDWL

Betting odds and tips

The bookmakers can barely separate these teams with the home side just edging it as favourites. With such an even contest in store, the draw certainly looks like the most sensible bet. You can back the scores to finish level at 15/8 with Bet365. Hull striker Abel Hernandez already had five goals in eight starts this season and can be backed to score anytime at 13/5 with Bet365.

Published on: 15/10/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (15/10/2015 15:26:51) but are subject to change.