Our football match prediction:
Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to make amends for a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to their local rivals Sheffield United when they take on Birmingham City at St. Andrew’s Stadium. The Owls aim to return to winning ways in the Championship, but beating the Blues on the road is easier said than done. Birmingham City did not make a flying start to the season, but they showed character in a 1-1 draw with Derby County at iPro Stadium at the weekend and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from Tuesday’s football match against Sheffield Wednesday, who are certainly low on confidence ahead of the trip to Birmingham. A close encounter appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at St. Andrew’s Stadium. In their last meeting at the stadium Birmingham City recorded a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, but we believe that the two teams will play out a draw on day 10 of the new Championship campaign.
Highlighted Player (Maxime Collin):
After spending two seasons at Boulogne, Maxime Colin joined Troyes in 2012. The pacey right back made 55 appearances for Troyes and in 2014 he signed a three-year deal with Belgian side Anderlecht. On 13 September, 2014 he made his Anderlecht debut, in a 2-2 draw with Lierse. After playing 16 games for the Belgian outfit in the 2014/2015 Pro League campaign, Maxime Colin signed a four-year contract with Brentford in August, 2015 for an undisclosed fee. Reports in England suggested, though, that the fee was around £900,000. Colin made his Brentford debut on 22 August, 2015 in a 1-0 loss to Burnley and it has to be noted that he came on as a substitute 30 minutes before the final whistle. Speaking of his international career, the defender, who was born on 15 November, 1991, has seven caps for the France U20 team. Colin made France U20 World Cup squad as well and he played a part in matches against Colombia and Mexico.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough. The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991. Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.