Our match prediction:
Sheffield Wednesday could not have wished for a better start to the season, with the team beating Aston Villa in front of home fans. The Owls suffered a shocking elimination in the League Cup on 9 August, with the team losing to Cambridge United after extra time. However, Sheffield Wednesday did well to hold star-studded Norwich City to a goalless draw at the weekend and it is more than obvious that the Owls are going to play an important role in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign. Carlos Carvalhal’s men face Burton at Pirelli Stadium and we predict that the visitors are going to emerge triumphant in Tuesday’s football match. Burton suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Nottingham Forest and Bristol City at the start of the season and the lack of confidence might prove to be the team’s biggest problem in the game against Sheffield Wednesday.
Highligted Player (John McLaughin):
John McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Burton Albion. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since. John McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship. John McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
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.