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Sheffield Wednesday visit Pride Park Stadium on Saturday for the Championship fixture with home side Derby County.
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Derby County will be hoping for a better result following a 2-1 Championship losing effort in their last game against Swansea City.
In that game, Derby County had 43% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Derby County was Tom Lawrence (48'). On the other side, Swansea City got 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Morgan Whittaker (63') and Connor Roberts (66') scored for Swansea City.
Derby County have not been in good attacking form in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opposition teams during their previous six matches. In those meetings, The Rams have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 13. Let’s find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Coming into this fixture, Derby County are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Last time out, Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 in the Championship tie with Nottingham Forest.
In that game, Sheffield Wednesday had 50% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Nottingham Forest got 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The attacking players from Sheffield Wednesday have suffered from a shortage of goals in their past six clashes, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, The Owls have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 10.
Their prior results show that Sheffield Wednesday:
- have not beaten Derby County when they have played them away from home in the previous 11 league matches. A really bad run.
- haven't been defeated by Derby County in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 13/02/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Derby County winning 2 of those games, Sheffield Wednesday 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 from The Rams and 7 belonging to The Owls. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league match between these sides was Championship match day 23 on 01/01/2021 and the score finished Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Derby County.
That time, Sheffield Wednesday had 32% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Callum Paterson (61').
Derby County had 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Matt Donohue.
Team News: Derby County
Curtis Davies (Achilles tendon rupture) and Krystian Bielik (Torn knee ligament) aren’t available for Derby gaffer Wayne Rooney.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
With a completely healthy squad to pick from, Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
Our assessment here is that Sheffield Wednesday will need to push hard to put one past this Derby County lineup who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’ve gone for a hard-fought 1-0 win for Derby County at the end of this game.
It should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium (33,597)
Captain: David Marshall
Chairman: Mel Morris
Manager: Wayne Rooney
Competitions: Championship position 21
⭐ Star Player: Colin Kazim-Richards
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Colin Kazim-Richards was born in Leytonstone, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Bury in the 2004 - 2005 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 8 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 37 appearances.