The Owls are usually to be found around the play-off places at this stage of the season, however they have always fallen at one of the final hurdles. They have another chance to climb up to the Premier League via the play-off places at the end of the current campaign but with just two points separating Carlos Carvalhal’s men from seventh-placed Fulham, they need to continue in winning ways.
Wednesday enjoyed a surprise 2-1 win over Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon, this result securing for the Owls a double over the Magpies this season although with Fulham also tasting victory at the weekend, the race continues for the final play-off place.
Carvalhal’s men are nevertheless very much in the driving seat in this regard and we believe that they will grab themselves a third win on the bounce when they welcome Cardiff City to Hillsborough on Easter Friday.
For their part, Cardiff are languishing in the bottom half of the Championship table thanks to their inconsistent performances throughout the season. The Bluebirds managed a 2-1 home win over Brentford in their last outing although this was only their second victory in eight games. Away from home they are far from impressive and we don’t fancy their chances against a Sheffield Wednesday side which are pretty solid on home turf.
Cardiff do have a habit of getting onto the scoresheet however and with just one blank in their last eleven competitive games, we expect to see them find the net in a losing effort on Friday.