Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackburn Rovers will be aiming to build on a 2-1 at Derby County when they host Sheffield Wednesday at their Ewood Park on Tuesday evening. The Riversiders regained a much-needed confidence and they are eyeing their third consecutive win in the Championship. A win over Sheffield would see Blackburn move away from the danger zone in the standings and it remains to be seen if they are capable of extending their winning run in the Championship. The Owls recorded a come-from-behind win over Nottingham Forest at the weekend, with Lee scoring a late winner for Carlos Carvalhal’s troops. However, Sheffield Wednesday are on a nine-game winless run on the road in the English second tier and that is the main reason why we predict the Riversiders will pick up all three points from Tuesday’s football game. In their last meeting at Ewood Park the two teams played out a 2-2 draw, meaning that a high-scoring affair is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Ben Marshall):
Ben Marshall began his youth career at Manchester United back in 1997 at the age of six. The winger, who is capable of playing at right back as well, was born on 29 March 1991 and he signed for Stoke City on 8 July 2009. After spending three years on loan at Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town, Carlisle United and Sheffield Wednesday, he was sold to Leicester City on transfer deadline day (31 January 2012) for a fee of £750k. Marshall scored seven goals in 56 appearances for the King Power Stadium outfit and on 28 August 2013 he joined Blackburn Rovers. Marshall played 44 matches for Blackburn in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that he scored six goals for the Ewood Park outfit in all competitions. The winger made his debut for England U21 on 6 September against Azerbaijan. In the 2010/2011 season Ben Marshall won the Football League Trophy with Carlisle United and that is considered the biggest success of his career.
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.