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Back to Winning Ways? Sheffield Wednesday Preview in Association with EZE Group

Blues take on Sheffield Wednesday tonight in their rearranged game knowing an away win will see them jump above the Owls into 9th position in the Championship table. However Stuart Gray’s men will know a win for them will help them in their push for a playoff spot of their own.

Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls come into the game on a fairly good run of form, having won three of their last four Championship games following the 4-0 defeat to Fulham on December 20. In the intervening spell the only blemishes to their record are a 2-1 defeat to Man City at the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup and a 2-1 home defeat to Bolton in their last game on January 17. However, Wednesday are the joint-lowest scorers in the Championship with just 21 goals.

Loanee Will Keane, who signed from Manchester United last week could be in line for a debut along with Chelsee loanee Lewis Baker who could be given a first start in place of the suspended Sam Hutchinson.

Blues

Gary Rowett could recall Gray and Donaldson to the side who lost 2-1 to WBA at the weekend at the expense of Lloyd Dyer and Lee Novak; however other changes are probably unlikely as the Blues manager will in all likelihood keep faith with a team that has won eight of their twelve league games under his tutelage.

Blues come into this game unbeaten in four on the road in all competitions, and having found the net on their last five trips to Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday on the other hand have lost two of their last three at home and have struggled to find the back of the net; their lofty league position mainly down to a miserly defence which has conceded just 23 goals.

I actually feel confident we can pick something up from this one – we tend to bounce back well from defeat at the moment and with the return of Donaldson in particular have a real goal threat going forwards. Hopefully I won’t be eating my words around 10pm tonight and we’ll be looking at being just nine points off the playoffs again.

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7 Responses to “Back to Winning Ways? Sheffield Wednesday Preview in Association with EZE Group”

  • Oldbluenose says:

    I foresee this being quite a tough match, Unlikely to be a goal-fest,!!. whatever team we play up front tonight will probably find it hard to break Wednesday’s tight defence more than once,?.

    I hope we can gain at least one point, that would be good away to them, — Fingers crossed, kro.

  • bluenose08 says:

    In Garry Rowett I trust. Only weakness I can see is robinson being a bit slow and stuart gray telling his forwards to run at robbo. If we get the desired result expectation will increase aswell !
    Very quiet on the bihl front at the moment maybe that’s a good thing so we can concerntrate on the football. kro.

  • Dave Mann says:

    No predictions from me for tonight’s game but should be the usual suspects with gray and Donaldson starting, will go ninth if we win and Blackburn fail to win at derby so the insentive is there and with Watford playing at Bournemouth Friday night and loosing a win against Norwich would put us only six points off the playoffs with 41 to there 47 do game on!! Kro

  • Brightside says:

    I really hope you are right Dan. I can see us loosing this 1:0 and would take a draw now. I really fear that Robbo is such a weak link and we need a replacement ASAP. Still fingers crossed KRO

  • StaffsBlue says:

    I think it will be a tight affair, with one goal in it. 2-1 either way. I expect the team will probably be as you were, with Donaldson and Gray back in the line up.

  • Robin says:

    Button is the Brentford keeper.

    Wednesday are dour team with no pace. Can see another 0-0 or a sneaky 1-0 win.


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