Sheffield Wednesday welcome Bristol City to Hillsborough this weekend as they go head to head in the Championship.
Tom Pearce, Wednesday Picks predictor (@tompearce97)
This will be the 64th meeting between the two sides, with the first coming in 1906, in which Wednesday came out 3-0 winners.
Before this season, The Owls had a decent record against City, winning four on the bounce. That was, of course, before The Robins won 2-0 in the reverse fixture back in September last year.
How will Saturday’s game play out?
Sheffield Wednesday Team News & Injuries
Joost Van Aken and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru are both close to returning to the squad but Darren Moore says that they just need to build up their fixtures.
Tomorrow’s game will likely come too soon for Moses Odubajo and Cameron Dawson as they also close in on a return.
Bristol City Team News & Injuries
Nigel Pearson will be without several of his first team players with Alfie Mawson, Chris Martin, Sam Bell, Callum O’Dowda and Liam Walsh all facing time on the sidelines.
Jay DaSilva could potentially be back in the squad, though, after being injured since December.
Sheffield Wednesday Form
Moore’s side have accumulated seven points from their last six games, meaning they are currently sitting in 12th in the form table.
Wednesday’s recent home record is simply inconsistent, having drawn, lost and won once in their last three games at Hillsborough.
Bristol City Form
Both sides come into the game in bad form as Bristol City held on just about to draw 0-0 against Nottingham Forest last weekend.
They have also won just won once in their last eight games. That means they find themselves in 20th spot in the form table.
City have failed to win in their last couple of away games, however, they won three on the bounce prior to that.
Our Picks For Wednesday Picks – Sheffield Wednesday V Bristol City
1. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the first half? Yes
The last time Wednesday found the net was in in the 4-1 loss to QPR at the weekend.
It was Josh Windass who found the net with it coming in the 30th minute, which was his sides 22nd first-half goal this campaign.
Bristol City don’t have the best defensive record on the road, either. In fact, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in the first 45 minutes in 60% of their away games.
2. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the first half? No
Moore’s side don’t tend to score in both halves, but they will take confidence into the fact that Bristol come into the game in very poor form.
The thing is they’ve failed to score in the second half 65% of their games at Hillsborough this season, which isn’t great.
On the other hand, with 15 goals conceded from 20, The Robins are averaging 0.75 goals against per second half on the road.
3. How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday score? 1
The Owls failed to find the net last time out, but they did score just the one goal in the previous game.
It’s not unusual for them to score exactly one goal either, doing so in 55% of their home games this campaign.
The visitors also don’t tend to keep clean sheets, stopping the other team from scoring just four times when playing away.
With 31 goals against from 20 matches, they are currently averaging 1.55 goals against per away game.
4. Will Jordan Rhodes score? No
The forward went through a little bit of a purple patch recently, scoring four goals in five games.
Since then he has played twice, failing to find the net in either of those matches.
This will be Rhodes’ 11th appearance against Bristol City. In those 10 games, he found the net on four occasions.
5. How many shots on target will Sheffield Wednesday have? 4+
Wednesday have five attempts on Tuesday night, however, they tested Freddie Woodman with just one of them.
They have not hit the target 117 times this season, averaging 2.85 shots on goal per game.
Daniel Bentley has been the go-to man for City this campaign, playing all but two of The Robins’ league games.
In those 39 appearances, he faced 158 attempts on his goal. That’s an average of 4.05 shots on target against per game.
6. Will Barry Bannan assist a goal? No
The Scotsman has set up a teammate for a goal on six occasions this season, with five of those coming in the league.
He set up one of the five goals scored against Cardiff, however, that was his first assist since December.
Bannan has made five goal contributions against Bristol City in his career, with two of them coming as assists.
- How many shots on target will Adam Reach have? 1
- How many saves will Sheffield Wednesday goalkeepers make? 3
- How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday goalkeepers concede? 0
- How many tackles will Liam Palmer make? 2
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