Match of the Week: Derby County Vs Sheffield Wednesday

8 May 2021 3 minutes

This week we have chosen to review Derby County Vs Sheffield Wednesday in an end of the season relegation clash. Derby come into the game having lost their last 6 games while Sheffield Wednesday have seen a mix bag of results having 1 win, 1 draw and won loss in their last 3 games.

Derby have been long time members of English football second division, the 20/21 season is their 13 consecutive season. They finished in the playoffs only 2 seasons ago and even finished 10th in the 19/20 campaign.

Sheffield Wednesday have also become used to the Championship surrounding having played 13 of the last 15 seasons in this league. The only exception was a short 2 year spell in League one. However, Wednesday have finished in the top half of the championship table only 4 times in their past 13 Champioship seasons!

The below table shows how the bottom part of the EFL Championship table looks heading into the final day of the 20/21 season.

Pos Team G W D L GD Pts
20 Huddersfield 45 12 12 21 -21 48
21 Derby 45 11 10 24 -20 43
22 Rotherham 45 11 8 26 -16 41
23 Sheffield Wednesday 45 12 10 23 -21 40
24 Wycombe 45 12 10 25 -33 40

Possible Outcomes

Derby – If Derby Win then they stay up and Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday & Wycombe are all relegated.

Rotherham – Rotherham will avoid relegation if they Win and Derby fail to pick up all 3 points against Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday – Sheffield Wednesday are relying on Rotherham failing to win but they would still need to beat Derby to remain up.

Wycombe – Skybet have this one set at 2000/1 because not only do Wycombe need Wednesday to beat Derby draw but also need Rotherham to lose. On top of this Wycombe need to win by 11 goals or more.


Sheffield Wednesday haven’t won at Derby in over 15 years. They last beat Derby all the way back in April 2006 when Tudgay & Best gave Wednesday a 2-0 win.

Derby have only won 6 of their 22 home games in the league this season and have only managed 17 goals in this time.

On the contrary, Sheffield Wednesday have only had 4 wins in their travel this season in the league and have conceded 41 goals away from home, this is only beaten by Huddersfield with 46 goals conceded.