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Wednesday Picks: Brentford V Sheffield Wednesday | Predictions

News February 23, 2021

The Owls travel down to the capital tomorrow night as they take on Brentford at the Brentford community stadium in the Championship.

Tom Pearce, Wednesday Picks predictor (@tompearce97)

It was a disappointing loss for Neil Thompson’s side at the weekend, losing 1-0 to Birmingham after going down to 10 men just after half time.

Thomas Frank’s side also had a poor result at the weekend, losing away to Coventry City 2-0.

A win for the owls could potentially take them out of the bottom three as long as results go their way.

This will be the 44th meeting between the two sides, the first coming in the old Division One in 1935 which ended as a 1-1 draw.

The Owls have beaten Brentford on more occasions than they’ve lost to them, with 16 wins and 14 losses.

The reverse fixture ended as a 2-1 win for Brentford earlier this season but how will tomorrow’s night’s game play out?

We take a look…

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In Focus

1. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the first half? No

Wednesday aren’t known for their goals this season, having scored just 21 goals in 30 games.

Away from home, they have managed just nine goals but six of them have come in the first half.

Meanwhile, Brentford have kept clean sheets in 60% of the first 45 minutes when playing at home.

2. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the second half? No

The Owls have scored half the amount of goals in the second half than they have in the first when on the road.

Frank’s side have conceded more goals in the second 45 minutes when at Brentford Community Stadium.

In fact, they have let in 10 goals from 15 in the second half, that’s an average of 0.67 goals against per second period at home.

3. How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday score? 0

Whilst Brentford aren’t in the best of form having lost three on the bounce, things will still be difficult for Thompson’s side.

Wednesday have also failed to score in each of their last two games and with nine goals from 15 games, they are averaging 0.6 goals per away game.

From 15 home games this season, Brentford have kept clean sheets on five occasions.

With 17 goals conceded from those 15 games, they are currently averaging 1.13 goals against per home game.

4. Will Callum Paterson score? No

This answer was obvious due to the answer of the previous question.

Paterson has six league goals to his name this season and he did score on his last trip to the capital in the 4-1 loss to Milwall.

He also has a good record against the Bee’s, scoring twice in three appearances against them.

5. How many shots on target will Sheffield Wednesday have? 3

In the loss against Birmingham at the weekend, Wednesday managed just the three shots on target.

That took their tally up to 90 for the season, which means they are currently averaging exactly three shots on target per game.

David Raya and Luke Daniels have been the two keepers between the sticks for Brentford this season.

Between them they have faced 106 shots on their goal, averaging 3.41 shots on target against per game.

6. How many saves will Kieren Westwood make? 3

Westwood only made one save at the weekend meaning that he has now made 31 saves.

That means he’s currently averaging 2.79 saves per 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, Brentford do tend to keep opposition goalkeepers busy. With 142 shots on goal this campaign, they are averaging 4.58 shots on target per game.

Quickfire

  • How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday concede? 2
  • How many shots on target will Barry Bannan have? 0
  • Will Kadeem Harris assist a goal? No
  • How many tackles will Sam Hutchinson make? 2

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