Our prediction for this Championship match:
There will be fireworks when Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday face each other in the relegation six-pointer on the last day of the season. The Rams have been totally out of form in the season finale, and, as a result, their Championship status is in great danger. Considering that Rotherham United are breathing down their neck, Derby County are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s showdown. Wayne Rooney has been having a number of selection worries as all Bielik, Baningime, Davies, Gregory, Ibe, Stretton, and Wisdom have been struggling with injuries.
The Owls, on the other hand, failed to impress in a goalless draw with Nottingham Forest. Sheffield Wednesday face a must-win situation in the Pride Park showdown, and seeing that they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash, the hosts are likely to break the deadlock on the break. All Luongo, Dawson, Odubajo, Iorfa, Joost van Aken, Brown, and Lees are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Craig Forsyth):
Craig Forsyth is a left back who is capable of playing as a midfielder as well. The Derby County footballer was born on 24 February, 1989 and he started his youth career at Carlogie Boys Club. Forsyth spent five years in Dundee (2006-2011), but it has to be noted that he played for Montrose and Arbroath (on loan) during his spell at Dens Park.
The Scottish footballer joined Watford in June, 2011 for an undisclosed fee and he did well to score on his debut against Burnley in the opening match of the 2011/2012 Championship campaign. He played 20 games for the Hornets in the 2011/2012 season, but on 19 October, 2012, he was sent on loan to Bradford City.
After ending his loan spell with Bradford, Forsyth signed a loan deal with Derby County on 4 March, 2013 and nine months later he penned a permanent teal with the Rams. The left back made 46 league appearances for Derby County in the 2013/2014 campaign, scoring two goals in the process.
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.