Our match prediction:
Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Burton Albion and Leeds United when they square off against Brentford on day 5 of the new Championship campaign. The Bees failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Rotherham United at the weekend, but they are regarded as favourites to win Saturday’s football match against the Owls. Both teams are desperate to start a new winning run in the Championship, meaning that a high-scoring affair is on the horizon. Brentford failed to beat Sheffield Wednesday in previous six meetings between the two teams in all competitions, but seeing that the Owls have been totally out of form of late, we predict that the Bees are going to put an end to the negative trend. Scott Hogan, who scored seven goals last season, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Highligted 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.