Sheffield Wednesday face Huddersfield Town at Hillsborough tomorrow night, as they go head to head in the Championship.
Tom Pearce, Wednesday Picks predictor (@tompearce97)
This will be the 62nd meeting between the two sides, the first coming in 1926 in which the game finished 1-1.
It was Huddersfield who came out on top in the reverse fixture, winning 2-0 but how will tomorrow’s game play out?
Sheffield Wednesday team news & injuries:
Andre Green and Joost Van Aken will bump up their work to return to fitness this week with Green now training with the squad and Aken making progress with his rehabilitation programme.
Chey Dunkley and Massimo Luongo will also be assessed before tomorrow’s game to see if they can be included in the squad.
Huddersfield team news & injuries:
Carlos Corberan will be picking from the same players as at the weekend, with Harry Toffola and Josh Koroma are still sidelined with injury.
Sheffield Wednesday form:
Wednesday are in terrible form, losing each of their last seven games but it was a bit better performance wise on Saturday.
They are currently sitting bottom of the form table due to their run of losses.
The Owls started a good run of home form winning five on the bounce but since then they have lost each other their last three games at Hillsborough.
The Terriers are in slightly better form as they are unbeaten in their last three with one win and two draws.
They currently sit 11th in the form table having won two, drawn two and lost two in their last six games.
Their away record is very poor, though, having lost nine of their last 13 away matches.
Our Picks for Wednesday Picks – Sheffield Wednesday V Huddersfield Town
1. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the first half? Yes
Jordan Rhodes scored Wednesday’s only goal of the game within the first 10 minutes at the weekend.
They have now scored in the first half in 41% of their home games this season.
Meanwhile, Huddersfield have conceded 18 from 18, which is an average of one goal against per first 45 minutes when they play away.
2. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the second half? No
Wednesday have found the net in the second 45 minutes in just 35% of their home games this campaign.
With six goals scored from 17, they are currently averaging 0.35 goals for per second half when at Hillsborough.
The thing is, Huddersfield have kept a clean sheet in the second period in 50% of their matches played on the road.
3. How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday score? 2
The Owls have managed to score exactly two goals in just 12% of their home games this season.
However, they did look better going forward against Norwich, who are top of the league, at the weekend.
The thing is, Huddersfield have a really poor defensive record when they play away from home.
With 32 goals conceded from 18 matches, they are averaging 1.83 goals against per game on the road.
4. Will Jordan Rhodes score? No
The forward scored Wednesday’s only goal of the game on Saturday, his fourth of the season.
That was also Rhodes’ first goal since the 2-0 win over Wycombe at the start of February.
This will be the ninth time coming up against Huddersfield, scoring six in his previous eight games against them.
5. How many shots on target will Adam Reach have? 0
The midfielder managed two shots at the weekend with one them testing Tim Krul.
He has now hit the target on 13 occasions, that means he is currently averaging 0.47 shots on goal per game.
6. Will Barry Bannan assist a goal? No
The Scotsman has five assists to his name this season, with four of them coming in the league.
Its been a while since he last set up his team mate for a goal, though, his last assist coming in the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in December.
This will be Bannan’s eight appearance against Huddersfield, assisting three times in his last seven games.
- How many corners will Sheffield Wednesday be awarded? 4+
- How many saves will Kieren Westwood make? 3
- How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday concede? 1
- How many tackles will Sam Hutchinson make? 1
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