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The Championship fixture at Hillsborough Stadium on Monday sees home side Sheffield Wednesday ready themselves for the visit of Cardiff City.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
Sheffield Wednesday will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Watford.
In that match, Sheffield Wednesday managed 52% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Sheffield Wednesday was Tom Lees (7' Own goal). On the other side, Watford got 11 shots at goal with 2 on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Sheffield Wednesday have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that The Owls have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals on the way.
Coming into this fixture, Sheffield Wednesday are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Nottingham Forest in Championship competition, Cardiff City will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Cardiff City had 51% possession and 18 shots at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Nottingham Forest got 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. James Garner (29') was the scorer for Nottingham Forest.
A series of very capable performances from the Cardiff City defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their last 6 outings in total. Over that same time, their forwards have scored 6. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued here, of course.
Their past results show that Cardiff City:
- are undefeated by Sheffield Wednesday when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 8 league matches away from home. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 14/04/2017 tells us that Sheffield Wednesday have won 2 of them & Cardiff City 1, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 10 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 for The Owls and 4 for The Bluebirds. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Championship match day 1 on 12/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Cardiff City 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday.
On that occasion, Cardiff City had 61% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
On the other side, Sheffield Wednesday got 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Josh Windass (4') and Jordan Rhodes (44') scored.
The referee was Andrew Madley.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Cardiff City
Cardiff boss Mick McCarthy has multiple availability issues to deal with. Joel Bagan (Shoulder Injury) and Sol Bamba (Cancer) are those who can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Sheffield Wednesday will do well to hit the back of the net against this Cardiff City side who we think might score & stay on top.
That’s why we have predicted a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Cardiff City when the referee blows for full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium (39,732)
Captain: Barry Bannan
Chairman: Dejphon Chansiri
Manager: Darren Moore
Competitions: Championship position 23
⭐ Key Player: Jordan Rhodes
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Jordan Rhodes was born in Oldham, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Oxford United in the 2007 - 2008 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 27 appearances.