Sheffield Wednesday welcome Swansea City to Hillsborough on Tuesday night as they go head to head in The Championship.
Tom Pearce, Wednesday Picks predictor (@tompearce97)
This will be the 35th meeting between the two sides, with the first coming in 1925 in which Wednesday came out 3-1 winners.
The Owls have failed to beat The Swans in each of their last three games, including the reverse fixture which ended 1-1.
Sheffield Wednesday Team News & Injuries
Elias Kachunga, Kadeem Harris and Andre Green will all be hoping to return to the starting XI after the poor showing at the weekend.
Apart from that, Darren Moore doesn’t have any new injury concerns to worry about.
Swansea Team News & Injuries
Similarly, Steve Cooper could line his side up exactly the same as they were on Saturday. The only change to the team could be Connor Roberts returning to the starting XI.
Sheffield Wednesday Form
It was a very poor final 30 minutes on Saturday as QPR stuck three goals past Joe Wildsmith to win the game 4-1.
Moore’s side have struggled for consistency, alternating between wins and losses in their last four games. That means they find themselves sitting in 12th in the form table.
Wednesday are also unbeaten in their last couple of games at Hillsborough, including that massive 5-0 win over Cardiff.
Swansea City Form
Two goals in the last 15 minutes saw Swansea wrap up all three points after they beat Millwall 3-0 at the weekend.
That was actually their first win in five and had been in poor form coming into that game. With four losses and two wins in their last six, they currently sit in 19th place in the form table.
This will be their second away game in a matter of days, and before Saturdays win, they had lost two in a row on the road.
Our Picks For Wednesday Picks – Sheffield Wednesday V Swansea City
1. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the first half? Yes
Josh Windass put The Owls on level terms in the 30th minute when he found the back of the net.
That was Wednesday’s 22nd first half goal this season, with 12 of them coming on home soil.
It won’t be easy, though, as Swansea have been defensively solid this season. In fact, they have kept a clean sheet in the first period in 60% of their away games.
2. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the second half? No
When Wednesday beat Cardiff last week, that was the first time they had scored in both halves since beating Wycombe in February.
They just don’t tend to score many in the closing 45 either, finding the net in the second half in 63% of their home games this season.
As well as that, the visitors have conceded just nine from 20, which is an average of 0.45 goals against per second period on the road.
3. How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday score? 1
It was just the one goal for Moore’s side at the weekend and it wouldn’t be a surprise for that to be the case tomorrow night.
The Owls have scored exactly one goal in 57% of their home games this season, so it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary.
Despite losing four games in a row recently, Swansea conceded more than one goal in just one of those games.
They have let in just 19 goals on the road so far this campaign, averaging 0.95 goals against per away game.
4. Will Josh Windass score? No
As previously mentioned, Windass scored Wednesday’s only goal of the game against QPR on Saturday.
That was his eighth of the season, with seven of those coming in Championship games.
He’s got a couple of goals in the last few games as well, with that being his second in five after he scored in the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield.
This will be just the second time he will have faced Swansea, and he failed to score against them in the previous appearance.
5. How many shots on target will Sheffield Wednesday have? 3
The Owls tested Seny Dieng on just two occasions at the weekend, though they did score with one of them.
That means they have now hit the target 116 times this season. That’s an average of 2.9 shots on goals per game.
Freddie Woodman has played all but one of Swansea’s league games this campaign.
In those 39 games, he has faced 109 shots on his goal. That means Swansea are allowing 2.79 shots on target against per game when he’s between the sticks.
6. Will Callum Paterson assist a goal? No
The forward has set up a teammate for a goal on four occasions this season, all of them coming in the league.
His last one came in the win over Cardiff, however, that was his first in over a month.
Paterson has never registered an assist against Swansea, despite playing against them three times.
- How many shots on target will Jordan Rhodes have? 1
- How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday concede? 1
- How many saves will Sheffield Wednesday goalkeepers make? 4+
- How many tackles will Tom Lees make? 1
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