Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

  • Sheffield Wednesday have failed to score in five of their last nine away games.
  • The Owls are averaging fewer shots per game than any other Championship team this season (8.4).
  • Everton have scored exactly twice in each of their last three FA Cup home games against lower league opponents.

Toffees tipped to shine

Everton needed extra time to see off Championship side Rotherham in the last round, though the Toffees look favourites to get the job done early against Sheffield Wednesday at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Owls’ fixture on Merseyside will be their first game in over two weeks after a spate of positive COVID-19 tests in their camp led to a couple of postponements, and with finding match rhythm a potential problem after their enforce break, we expect Wednesday to struggle.

The club from the Steel City – who have yet to appoint a new permanent manager following Tony Pullis’ dismissal last month – have routinely found goals hard to come by on the road since October last year, and having failed to register in five of their last nine away assignments, Wednesday could find testing Everton’s backline tough this week.

Indeed, Sheff Weds (8.4) rank bottom of the Championship for average attempts per game this term, and with little quality to call upon in the final third, we don’t expect the visitors to trouble their Premier League hosts on Sunday.

With that considered, the Everton win to nil market is available at a price worth backing, while our 2-0 correct score prediction tips the Toffees to notch twice against an Owls defence that conceded exactly two goals in three of their last five games away from Hillsborough.

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