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Southport vs Sheff Wed – Hosts capable of causing frustration

| 07.11.2010

Although many people may believe that Sheffield Wednesday may romp to victory in their first round FA Cup game at Southport, the home side’s defensive resolve could result in a much tighter game than is expected.

Match Odds

Sheffield Wednesday may have previously competed in the Premier League and currently be among the League One promotion contenders, but this does not guarantee them a win at Southport.

The Owls are two rungs higher up the football ladder than their hosts and this is resembled by the 4/6 on offer that they beat Southport.

Also in their favour is that Southport will be missing first-choice goalkeeper Tony McMillan who is suspended after getting sent off in their recent Conference draw with Kidderminster.

Steve Dickinson is the man who has the pressure of deputising in goal.

Southport are 9/2 to win what is their biggest game in over 40 years, since facing Everton back in 1968.

The home side are not in the greatest form in the Conference as they teeter just above the relegation zone, but have proved difficult to beat.

Southport are yet to lose a game this season by more than a single goal and there is every chance they could grab a winner if they can keep things tight throughout the early stages of the encounter.

To Score At Any Time

Southport have not had a prolific goalscorer in their league games and have opted to share the goals around the squad.

Matty McNeill and Steve Daly have both netted three in the league and can be backed at 3/1 to score within the 90 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday.

For Wednesday, goals have not been free-flowing in the league, but they have been far more deadly on their travels than at Hillsborough.

They have also scored goals from all over the pitch, but striker Neil Mellor may be their best hope of a goal and is 5/4 to score against Southport. See the full Southport vs Sheffield Wednesday match betting odds market.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.