Our football match prediction:
Against all odds, Preston suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Leeds United at their Deepdale Stadium on Monday. The Whites put an end to Preston’s three-game unbeaten run, with Simon Grayson’s troops dropping to 13th place in the Championship standings. The Lilywhites are eager to get back on course, but beating high-flying Sheffield Wednesday is easier said than done. The Owls did remarkably well to beat Newcastle United at St. James’ Park on Boxing Day and they will be looking to record their fourth straight win in the league when they square off against Preston on Matchday 24. Key attacker Fernando Forestieri has served his ban and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Sheffield Wednesday are more of a team than Preston and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s football game.
Highlighted Player (Chris Humphrey):
Christopher Charles Humphrey was born in Saint Catherine, Jamaica on 19 September, 1987. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a wing back as well, began his senior career at Shrewsbury Town and he made 74 league appearances for the club between 2006 and 2009. The Jamaica international played four games for Stafford Rangers during his loan spell at Marston Road and in July, 2009 he signed a deal with Scottish Premier League team Motherwell. He made his Motherwell debut on 23 July, 2009 as he started in the Europa League qualifier against Flamurtari Vlore. After making 132 league appearances for the Scottish outfit, he joined Preston North End in June, 2013 and he extended his contract with the Championship team in June, 2015. Humphrey was linked with selection for the Scotland national team, but he decided to play for Jamaica. He made his debut for the Reggae Boyz in 2012 in a 1-0 loss to Panama.
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.