Our football match prediction:
Huddersfield Town failed to secure automatic qualification to the Premier League, but they did well to make it to the Championship play-offs. The Terriers take on Sheffield Wednesday in the double-header and a close encounter appears on the cards. Huddersfield Town suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Birmingham City and Cardiff City in the last two games of the season, but it has to be noted that coach David Wagner mixed the squad in the regular season finale. Sheffield Wednesday have been producing terrific showings in 2017 and they are high on confidence ahead of Sunday’s football match against Huddersfield Town. The Terriers are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they will share the spoils in the Championship play-offs semis, first leg, at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Jason Davidson):
Jason Davidson is an Australian international who plays for Huddersfield Town. The pacey left back started his youth career at Seiritsu Gakuen and in 2009 he joined Pacos de Ferreira. Davidson made his senior debut at Hume City in 2009, but he left the club later that year. He returned to Pacos de Ferreira in September, 2009, but he made no more than 5 appearances for the club in the 2009/2010 Primeira Liga campaign. Jason Davidson was voted 2009 Victorian Premier League – U 21 player of the Year and during that period Stuttgart, Sporting CP and Ankaragucu scouts spotted him. However, after ending his loan spell with Sporting Covilha, he joined Heracles Amelo in January, 2012. The Australian player, who was born on 29 June 1991, scored 2 goals in 51 league appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit and in August 2014 he signed a contract with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, he played no more than two league games for the Baggies as the club announced his release in May 2015. Huddersfield Town chiefs decided to sign a three-year deal with Donaldson on 26 June 2015 and it has to be noted that he scored one goal in 27 appearences for the club in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign.
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.