The 2021-22 Carabao Cup kicks off this weekend with 70 clubs from the Championship, League One, and League Two entering the competition in the first round. Thirty-five games with be played across the first round and one of the ties of the round will be played between Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Match Preview

Sheffield Wednesday go into the fixture ahead of their League One campaign. The Owls were relegated from the Championship on the last day of the season in 2020-21. Now, manager Darren Moore has his work cut out for him. A deep run in the Carabao Cup, or any kind of run, could take the team’s focus off of the ultimate goal of achieving promotion back to the Championship.

Huddersfield survived relegation last season and will play for a third straight campaign in the Championship. Now, the Terriers are focused on improving their results in the Championship and getting a win against Sheffield Wednesday could set them up for a strong season.

Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield will play on Sunday as just two Carabao Cup matches will be played this weekend. The tournament will resume on 10 August after the domestic campaigns begin for the Championship and League One. Playing so early in the season, the two clubs may stutter early as they shake off the rust to start the Carabao Cup tournament.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Betting Odds

 

 

Sheffield Wednesday have blown hot and cold in preseason. The Owls have played seven times in preseason with three games ending in wins, one in a draw, and three losses. Those losses came against Celtic, Barnsley, and West Brom. Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday claimed wins versus Chester, Alfreton Town, and Port Vale. Those wins did not come from the strongest competition.

 

Leading bookies have Sheffield United at betting odds of 6/5. The Owls are favourites to win the match on Sunday versus Huddersfield. Bookies have Huddersfield at odds of 11/5 to win the game away at Hillsborough. Huddersfield have played five times in preseason with two wins, a draw, and two losses.

After winning versus Harrogate Town, Huddersfield drew with Golcar United and a victory versus Southport. Huddersfield’s most recent friendlies against Norwich City and Fleetwood Town both finished in losses.

Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield have a long history against each other. They recently played in the Championship meeting four times from 2019 to 2021.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Team News

Moore has brought in a variety of players this season and let players go to shape the squad for the League One season. Four players have been brought in on free transfers. Centre-back David Agbontohoma joined from Southampton, midfielder Dennis Adeniran signed from Everton, full-back Jaden Brown arrived from Huddersfield, and full-back Jack Hunt came from Bristol City. Twenty-two players were released or sold by the club this offseason.

Perhaps the most significant signing Sheffield Wednesday have made is goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell. The shot-stopper joined from Burnley on a loan deal until the end of the season. Lewis Wing and Olamide Shodipo have also joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

Huddersfield have made a number of squad signings this summer. Seven players joined on free transfers including former Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes. Along with Rhodes, the team’s most significant signings were the loan additions of centre-back Levi Colwill from Chelsea and midfielder Danel Sinani from Norwich City.

Both teams are likely to add more players to their squads throughout the month of August. Sunday’s game could be considered a preseason match between the two sides due to it coming so early in the campaign. Huddersfield manager Carlos Corberan needs the team to play better in the final third in 2020-21. Forward Josh Koroma led the team in goals last season with just eight strikes.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield H2H

These teams met four times in the Championship between 2019 and 2021. Sheffield Wednesday posted a win, two draws, and a loss against Huddersfield during that time period. Three of the four games finished with both teams not scoring goals and each match ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Last season, Huddersfield won at home and drew at Hillsborough during the campaign.

Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield have a long history against each other. Since 2000, the teams have met 24 times in all competitions. Huddersfield posted 7W-9D-8L in those 24 matches against Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 4/5 - BET NOW

 

 

This is an early season game between the two former Championship rivals. Due to the match taking place before either side has kicked off the season, they could both be rusty. Sheffield Wednesday saw their last two matches finish with both teams scoring. Meanwhile, Huddersfield’s recent preseason loss to Fleetwood ended with both teams scoring. Our betting prediction is for both teams to score goals.

 

Josh Koroma to score anytime @ 3/1 - BET NOW

 

 

Twenty-two-year-old Huddersfield forward tallied eight goals in 20 games last season in the Championship. He led Huddersfield in goals and could be their top scorer once more this term. Koroma is likely to start the game versus Sheffield Wednesday as the Terriers look to progress to the second round of the Carabao Cup.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 1/1 - BET NOW

 

 

Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield have not seen over 2.5 goals in either of their last four meetings. However, our betting tips experts see this early season game as more of a friendly. With neither side having played a competitive match to this point, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield are predicted to combine over 2.5 goals scored.

 

Sheffield Wednesday will play in League One this season following a couple of disastrous seasons in the Championship. Huddersfield will aim for a better season in the second division and are a better team, marginally, than Sheffield Wednesday. This is a derby between the two sides. Huddersfield are the more complete team going into the game and should claim a Carabao Cup first round win against the Owls.