Our match prediction:
Buoyed by a thrilling 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers, Norwich City take on Sheffield Wednesday in their first home game of the season. The Canaries aim to return to the English top flight, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Cameron Jerome is still part of the team, he scored in the 4-1 win at Blackburn and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back line in Saturday’s football match. Sheffield Wednesday, on the other hand scored a late winner against Aston Villa and, no doubt, Forestieri’s goal helped the team gain a much-needed confidence. The Owls, though, are not regarded as good travellers and seeing that they take on the league leaders at Carrow Road, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in Norwich (2015) the Canaries recorded a routine 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Highligted Player (Robbie Brady):
Robbie Brady is an Irish footballer who plays for Norwich City as a winger, but he is capable of playing at left back as well. Brady began his youth career at St. Kevin’s Boys, where he was spotted by Manchester United scouts. In 2008 he joined the Old Trafford outfit at age 16. He played for Manchester United U-18 team, but he did not make his debut for the senior team. The Irish footballer played for Hull City on loan in the 2011/2012 and the 2012/2013 Championship campaigns and in January, 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Robbie Brady made his Republic of Ireland debut on 8 September, 2012, in a 4-1 win over Oman and it has to be noted that he scored one goal and provided two assists for his teammates in the victory over the Asian team. He represented the Boys in Green at the 2016 European Championship finals and he scored the winner against Italy that helped the team make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament.
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.