The Owls travel to St. Andrews as they take on Coventry City in the EFL Championship.
Tom Pearce, Wednesday Picks predictor (@tompearce97)
Neil Thompson’s side come into this game on the back of being knocked out of the FA Cup in a 3-0 loss to Everton.
Coventry didn’t play at the weekend however, but they did lose their last game, losing 3-0 to Reading.
A win for Wednesday could bring them two points behind Derby County with a game in hand over them.
Wednesday won the last meeting between the two sides, coming away with a 1-0 win last month.
Before that game The Owls hadn’t met Coventry for over 10 years. It’s actually the hosts that have come out on top on more occasions in this fixture in the past.
Having met a total of 83 times, the first coming in the FA Cup in 1911, Wednesday have won a total of 29 times.
How will this game play out?
We take a look…
1. Will Sheffield Wednesday beat Coventry City? Yes
Neil Thompson’s men have been in decent form recently having won three of their last four in all competitions.
The Owls have also only lost once in their last five league games, picking up 10 points along the way.
Wednesday have also won their last three home games in the league, whilst only losing at Hillsborough three times this season.
Coventry on the other hand, have only won once in their last five league games whilst only managing to score in the one game they picked up all three points.
2. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in: 60-75
When you look at when Wednesday tend to score their goals it’s fairly spread out. The last goal they did score was in the 60-75th minute period.
While they haven’t yet scored in the final fifteen minutes yet, they’ve scored three goals in each of the other time periods.
The time period Coventry have conceded them most amount of goals is actually in the final fifteen minutes with 26% of their goals conceded coming then.
They have conceded a similar amount in the 45-60th and 61-75th periods with 24% in both.
3. How many goals will Sheffield Wednesday score? 1
Scoring goals has been a bit of problem this season for Wednesday. They have only found the net on 15 occasions, the lowest amount in the league.
Since Thompson has took over though, they have managed to find the net twice in two of his three league games in charge however an average of 0.65 goals a game doesn’t look great.
The hosts aren’t the greatest at keeping the ball out of the net either, with only two teams conceding more goals than them in the Championship this season.
With 34 goals conceded so far this season, Coventry are averaging 1.41 goals conceded per game.
4. Will Sheffield Wednesday score in the second half? Yes
As previously stated, Wednesday just haven’t scored many goals. Just six of those 15 goals have come in the second half.
As well as that, The Owls have only scored two away goals in the second half this season.
The thing is, Coventry do let a lot of goals in at their end and they have let in a massive 23 goals in 23 games in the second half alone.
Most of those have come away from home, however they have still conceded nine second half goals in 11 games.
5. How many shots on target will Sheffield Wednesday have? 3
You have to have shots on target to score and The Owls have only had 67 of them in the league so far this season.
This averages around 2.9 shots on target per game. Since Thompson has taken over though, they have managed at least three shots on target in each game.
When you concede as many goals as Coventry have, their goalkeepers are bound to be busy.
So far, they’ve faced 91 shots on target this season, which averages at around 3.79 per game.
6. How many saves will Sheffield Wednesday goalkeepers make? 3
Only six teams in the Championship have conceded fewer goals than Wednesday this season, having let in 23 goals.
The goalkeepers have been kept fairly busy as well, facing 71 shots on their goal. At an average of around 3.1 shots on target faced per game, they’re not having to do as much work as the players in-between the posts for Coventry.
Saturday’s opponents are however having more shots on target than Wednesday.
They’ve amassed 82 SoT so far this season, which averages at around 3.41 per game. So if the trend is to continue then Wednesday’s goalkeeper will have to make a few saves if they are to keep a clean sheet.
- Will Callum Paterson score? Yes
- Will Adam Reach assist a goal? No
- Will Josh Windass score? No
- Will Barry Bannan assist a goal? No
- How many tackles will Liam Palmer make? 1
- How many tackles will Joey Pelupessy make? 2
- How many shots on target will Andre Green have? 1
- How many shots on target will Kadeem Harris have? 0
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