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Sheffield Wednesday will take to the pitch with visiting team Birmingham City at Hillsborough Stadium in the Championship clash on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Stoke City.
In that match, Sheffield Wednesday had 46% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Stoke City had 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Steven Fletcher (83') scored for Stoke City.
In their preceding six games, Neil Thompson's Sheffield Wednesday have found the net a total of 6 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.
Heading into this fixture, Sheffield Wednesday have not been beaten in the league by Birmingham City in their last 4 matches.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Millwall in Championship competition, Birmingham City will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Birmingham City had 61% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Millwall got 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Jed Wallace (3') and Ben Thompson (75') scored for Millwall.
The stats tell the story, and Birmingham City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in total. In defence, The Blues seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Looking at their past form shows that Birmingham City:
- have not beaten Sheffield Wednesday when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten by Sheffield Wednesday when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings dating back to 03/02/2018 tells us that Sheffield Wednesday have won 1 of these and Birmingham City 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from The Owls and 11 being from The Blues. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Championship match day 5 on 17/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Birmingham City 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday.
That time, Birmingham City managed 58% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
For their opponents, Sheffield Wednesday got 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. Barry Bannan (49') scored.
The referee was Graham Scott.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday manager Neil Thompson has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Birmingham City
Due to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Birmingham City boss Aitor Karanka has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game. Marc Roberts cannot play in this game through suspension.
Birmingham City could well find it tough to put one past this Sheffield Wednesday lineup who will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning margin for Sheffield Wednesday when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium (39,732)
Captain: Barry Bannan
Chairman: Dejphon Chansiri
Manager: Neil Thompson
Competitions: Championship position 22
⭐ Star Player: Jordan Rhodes
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Jordan Rhodes was born in Oldham, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Oxford United in the 2007 - 2008 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 18 appearances.