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The Championship match at Hillsborough Stadium on Saturday will see home side Sheffield Wednesday prepare for the visit of Nottingham Forest.
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Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 3-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Middlesbrough.
In that match, Sheffield Wednesday managed 55% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Sheffield Wednesday was Josh Windass (39'). At the other end, Middlesbrough had 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Yannick Bolasie (20'), Josh Coburn (73') and Duncan Watmore (81') scored for Middlesbrough.
Over their last six games, Darren Moore's Sheffield Wednesday have celebrated scoring 9 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.5.
Their past results show that Sheffield Wednesday:
- have not registered a win against Nottingham Forest in their last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Nottingham Forest drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Stoke City.
In that game, Nottingham Forest had 61% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Nottingham Forest was Lewis Grabban (50'). Stoke City got 10 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Rabbi Matondo (27') scored for Stoke City.
In 5 of the prior 6 games featuring Nottingham Forest, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that period comes out as a meagre 1.83, with the average goals for The Reds standing at 1.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Nottingham Forest:
- have not emerged victorious against Sheffield Wednesday in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. Not good at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 26/12/2017 shows us that Sheffield Wednesday have won 3 of them and Nottingham Forest 2, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A combined total of 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 12 for The Owls and 5 for The Reds. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Championship match day 19 on 15/12/2020 when it ended Nottingham Forest 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday.
On that occasion, Nottingham Forest managed 44% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Yuri Ribeiro (4') and Lewis Grabban (87').
Sheffield Wednesday got 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Stephen Martin.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
When taking everything into account, Nottingham Forest may not find it easy to score goals against this Sheffield Wednesday side who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Sheffield Wednesday at the end of the match.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium (39,732)
Captain: Barry Bannan
Chairman: Dejphon Chansiri
Manager: Darren Moore
Competitions: Championship position 23
🔑 Star Player: Callum Paterson
Customarily used in the Striker position, Callum Paterson was born in London, England. Having played his first senior match for Hearts in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 7 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 41 appearances.