Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa tips – Owls off to a Championship flyer

Owls off to a Championship flyer

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Betting Tip: Sheff Wed @ 11/10 with betvictor

An attractive-looking fixture at Hillsborough on Sunday, with Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa meeting for what should be a sell-out despite the presence of Sky Sports cameras.

Wednesday start the season battle-hardened after reaching last season’s play-off final before losing to Hull at Wembley, with Carlos Carvalhal having signed Steven Fletcher from Sunderland and the Scot’s arrival is a real statement of intent from the Yorkshire club.

Along with Gary Hooper, the Owls should score plenty of goals, with Almen Abdi also likely to prove a class act at this level after switching from Watford along with Daniel Pudil.

Carvalhal has retained the services of most squad players, while Roberto Di Matteo has been in a difficult situation, with the Italian having seen a spate of players leave the club and several have been recruited in place.

Ross McCormack is the marquee signing likely to go straight into the team after the Villans coughed up £12 million for the striker’s services, with Tommy Elphick and Aaron Tshibola also arriving at the club.

However, Villa were abject last season and it might take a while for the Midlands side to find their feet, with Ciaran Clark having left the club and this could be a real baptism of fire for the visitors.

It’s a tricky fixture and Di Matteo will be hoping to keep things tight against a side who lost just two of their home games last season, while Carvalhal will hope that some of those eight draws from last term can be turned into wins this time around.

Betting Tip: Sheff Wed @ 11/10 with betvictor

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