Our football match prediction:
As expected, a low-scoring encounter was seen at the John Smith’s Stadium when Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday faced each other in the first leg of the Championship play-offs semis. The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg and it remains to be seen if the Owls are capable of taking advantage of the home field. The Terriers are likely to rely on their solid defence in the return leg and yet another low-scoring game appears on the horizon. Anyhow, seeing that over the years Sheffield Wednesday have turned their Hillsborough Stadium into a real fortress, we predict that they will emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s football match. The Owls recorded 15 wins at home in the regular season and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the return leg. Former Marseille attacker Steven Fletcher will be the man to watch in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Steven Fletcher):
Steven Fletcher is a professional footballer who plays for Sheffield Wednesday. After ending his loan spell with Marseille, he joined the Owls on a free transfer in July 2016. Steven Fletcher was born in Shrewsbury, England on 26 March, 1987 and he began his youth career at Hibernian. He made his debut for the Scottish outfit on 10 April, 2004 in a 3-0 win over Kilmarnock. After spending three years at Burnley and Wolverhampton Fletcher signed a four-year deal with Sunderland for a fee of £12 million. The left-footed attacker scored 11 goals in 28 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2012/2013 Premier League campaign and he was struggling in front of goal in the 2013/2014 season, scoring no more than three league goals. Steven Fletcher was eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he decided to represent his mother’s home country. Fletcher made his Scotland debut in March 2008, in a friendly against Croatia. He did well to provide an assist for Kenny Miller, who scored the equaliser for the Scotts (1-1).
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield Town):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes). Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well to win the FA Cup title in 1920 as well. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams. Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.