Southampton - Sheff Wed

The Saints are strong contenders for a direct promotion, they have 5 points less than 2nd Hudders but also have three games in hand. Have noticed three consecutive wins, are scoring without too much effort and at the same have the best defensive record at home (conceded just 10 goals in 17 games). Midfielder Gobern is suspended, another two midfielders Schneiderlin and Do Prado will be sidelined again.

Wednesday appointed Gary Megson with intention to join a play-off race, but after miserable display vs. Posh at home (1-4) which was third home defeat in a row they could easily wake up in the relegation battle. They cannot defend at the moment, have conceded 11 goals in last four games. Two defenders, Rob Jones and Danny Batth, have been brought on loan but putting them both in starting line-up could make even more damage. Defender Beevers is out for the season, while the only good news is a return of full-back Buxton after the injury.

At St Mary's the Saints are the favourites regardless the name of the opponent, but 1.45 doesn’t look attractive for any side in League One. I think Wednesday will be able to score and see goals as a better option. Over for me.

Bet: Over 2.5
Odd: 1.84 188bet
Stake: 8/10

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