Our football match prediction:
Despite being regarded as favourites in Monday’s football game against Wolverhampton, Sheffield Wednesday played out a goalless draw with Paul Lambert’s troops at their Hillsborough Stadium. The Owls, though, sit in the play-offs berth ahead of the visit of Huddersfield Town and they will be looking to cement their spot in top six with a victory over the Terriers. It is well known that Wednesday have turned their Hillsborough Stadium into a real fortress and seeing that they are on a five-game unbeaten run in the league, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out. Huddersfield Town did well to beat relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Matchday 25, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s clash. In previous three meetings between the two teams in the Championship the Owls emerged triumphant and we predict that they will extend their winning run to four games.
Highlighted Player (Glenn Loovens):
Glenn Loovens is the son of Hans Loovens, who used to play for FC Twente in the past. Unlike his father, Glenn started his senior career at Feyenoord and it has to be noted that he played 27 league games for de Trots van Zuid. The right-footed defender played for the likes of Excelsior, De Graafschap and Cardiff City on loan between 2003 and 2006 and then he decided to sign a permanent deal with the Welsh outfit. After playing 67 games for the Bluebirds, he joined Celtic on 16 August, 2008 and it has to be noted that he scored 8 goals in 61 appearances for the Hoops in the Scottish Premier League. In 2012 he moved to Spain, signing a deal with Zaragoza and he played 21 games for the La Romareda outfit in La Liga. Loovens then decided to return to England as he signed a contract with Sheffield Wednesday. Speaking of his international career, the Sheffield Wednesday footballer has two caps for Netherlands, while playing 6 games for the U-21 team.
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.