Albion's resident tipster has backed a winger to find the net.
Match: Sheffield Wednesday v Albion
Prices: Sheffield Wednesday 7/5,Albion 19/10, Draw 9/4 with SkyBet
Last-time out: Albion extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches but were unable to net a winner against Middlesbrough and so drop into the play-offs. Meanwhile, the Owls went down 2-1 at Wolves.
Form: Albion's form remains impeccable. Unbeaten in 14, if they extend that run by another three matches, then the Premier League beckons. By contrast, Wednesday have stuttered into the play-offs with just one win from their last six matches.
- REPORT: MIDDLESBROUGH 0 ALBION 0
- IMPORTANT PLAY-OFF INFORMATION
- HUGHTON AND KNOCKAERT WIN SKYBET AWARDS
- BARBER SHORTLISTED FOR TOP INTERNATIONAL SPORTS INDUSTRY AWARD
- KAYAL WINS PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARD
Result: Form and statistics go our of the window to a large extend in sudden death games, and even though this is over two legs, it is very hard to call. Given Albion's unbeaten run, and the desire to maintain that going into Monday's return, the 9/4 about the draw seems to be a sensible initial investment.
Overall, SkyBet's 8/11 for the Albion to qualify from this tie is also sound betting value. If the Seagulls are to prevail from this first leg, then Draw/Brighton at 6/1 in the half-time/full-time category could be the option to go for.
Goalscorer tips: Should Chris Hughton juggle his squad, then Jiri Skalak (12/1) could be one to benefit. No Goalscorer (8/1) should continue to be on your lists as an insurance punt.