Sheffield Wednesday face Sunderland in the EFL Cup 2022-23 at the Hillsborough Stadium on August 11. The match will start at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Sheffield Wednesday won their first match of the League One season last time out against MK Dons. The 1-0 victory currently places the Sheffield-based team fourth on the league points table. They also had a solid campaign last season in League One and finished fourth with 24 wins and a points tally of 85. However, they lost out in the playoffs and failed to gain promotion to the EFL Championship.

Meanwhile, Sunderland, who finished fifth in League One last season, were the ones who beat Sheffield Wednesday in the promotion playoffs and advanced into the second tier of English football after winning against Wycombe Wanderers in the playoff final. The Black Cats too won their last league match, a 3-2 success against Bristol City.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland EFL Cup 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Sheffield Wednesday: 2.35, Sunderland: 3.00, Draw: 3.40

Betwinner odds: Sheffield Wednesday: 2.38, Sunderland: 2.91, Draw: 3.40

Betway odds: Sheffield Wednesday: 2.37, Sunderland: 2.90, Draw: 3.50

Bet365 odds: Sheffield Wednesday: 2.30, Sunderland: 3.00, Draw: 3.50 

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland head-to-head

The head-to-head record between Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland has been balanced since 1996. The Sheffield-based club have won four times, along with three draws. Sunderland have also emerged victorious in four matches.

Sunderland won two of the four matches against Sheffield Wednesday in League One last season, including a playoff victory that helped the Black Cats gain promotion to the EFL Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland probable starting lineups

Sheffield Wednesday: David Stockdale (goalkeeper); Michael Ihiekwe, Ben Heneghan, Akin Famewo; Liam Palmer, Oluwafisayo Dele-Bashiru, Will Vaulks, Barry Bannan (captain), Marvin Johnson; Josh Windass, Callum Paterson.

Sunderland: Anthony Patterson (goalkeeper); Daniel Ballard, Danny Batth, Dennis Cirkin; Lynden Gooch, Corry Evans (captain), Daniel Neil, Jack Clarke; Alex Pritchard; Ellis Simms, Ross Stewart.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland EFL Cup 2022-23 top picks and players to watch

Sheffield Wednesday: Barry Bannan was awarded the club’s Player of the Year for his performances last season. The captain scored nine goals and made 12 assists from a deeper midfield role last season. He also made seven goal contributions for Derby County in the 2020/21 EFL Championship campaign.

Sunderland: Ellis Simms will be the top pick in this match. The striker scored a brace on his EFL Championship debut last time out against Bristol City. The 21-year-old scored five goals in the Scottish Premiership last season.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland EFL Cup 2022-23 prediction

Sheffield Wednesday won their last league match and had the third-most wins in League One last season. They will be expected to challenge the visitors for a place in the second round of the EFL Cup.

Sunderland had a good record against Sheffield Wednesday last season and triumphed over the Sheffield-based team in the battle for promotion. They have started the EFL Championship season on a positive note with four points in two games, giving them a slight edge in this match.