Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton Wanderers: Low-scoring affair in Yorkshire as Wolves look to extend unbeaten run

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Carlos Carvalhal’s Owls badly need a win, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s visitors have not lost in seven matches and should claim the points on Friday

Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to South Yorkshire on Friday hoping to go seven points clear at the top of the Championship, with the chasing pack not in action until the following day.

Hosts Sheffield Wednesday are in disarray right now, with the Owls sitting 15th in the second tier and without a win in five matches since beating Aston Villa at the start of November.

Wolves, meanwhile, look well on track to return to the Premier League and the price of 23/20 (2.15) with bet365 appeals as they look for their 16th victory of the campaign and an eighth on the road.

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However, is worth noting that Nuno Espirito Santo’s men haven’t been quite at their free-flowing best in the previous two games and were held to a goalless draw at home by Sunderland last week.

The Owls, meanwhile, have lost just two in seven against top nine sides and their only defeat at Hillsborough came in the Steel City derby; as such, Carlos Carvalhal's men are 12/5 (3.40) to draw for the sixth time in their 11th home game or 23/10 (3.30) for a third win in their fifth meeting with the West Midlands side.

Gary Hooper netted when Wednesday defeated Wolves 4-1 in this fixture almost exactly two years ago and the striker is 9/4 (3.25) to strike again for what would be his 12th of the campaign.

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While the hosts hang their hat on Hooper, the visitors boast a glut of potential match-winners in players like Leo Bonatini and Ivan Cavaleiro, who has scored four in his last five and is 21/10 (3.10) to bag in this one.

Despite being held at the Molineux on the weekend, Wolves are still unbeaten in seven and should take the points here, but it could be worth backing a low-scoring affair as the visitors have scored once and conceded none in their last two, while the home side normally defend deep against the better sides.

Indeed, four of Wanderers’ last seven games have seen them win with under 2.5 goals and a repeat is 7/2 (4.50), which we make our best bet.

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Betting Banner - Best Bet Wolves to win and under 2.5 match goals at 7/2 (4.50) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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