Our match prediction:
Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United face each other at Hillsborough Stadium in what is opening match of day 4 of the new Championship campaign. The Owls kicked off the season with a win over Aston Villa, but following a goalless draw with Norwich City, the team suffered a 3-1 loss to Burton Albion in midweek. Sheffield Wednesday are eager to return to winning ways and they are certainly capable of beating out-of-form Leeds United. Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of QPR and Birmingham City the Whites scored a late equaliser to avoid defeat to Fulham on Tuesday evening. Leeds United struggle in front of goal and considering that Sheffield Wednesday have already kept two clean sheets in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign, we predict that under 2.5 goals will be scored in Saturday’s football match. In their last meeting in the English second tier the Owls defeated the Whites 2-0.
Highligted Player (Sam Hutchinson):
Sam Hutchinson is a defender who is capable of playing as both right and centre back. The English footballer, who was born on 3 August, 1989 is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well, but he doesn’t score too many goals. Hutchinson was born in Windsor, Berkshire and he began his youth career at Chelsea. The defender made just five appearances for Chelsea and it has to be noted that he played on loan at Nottingham Forest, Vitesse and Sheffield Wednesday. On 23 May 2014 Chelsea released him, meaning that he was available for free transfer. Hutchinson signed a permanent deal with the Owls on 8 July, 2014. The 182-cm-tall defender played 25 games for Sheffield Wednesday in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, but he did not find the net for the Hillsborough outfit. Sam Hutchinson is married to Jennifer, who gave birth to their daughter. His father Eddie Hutchinson had a career in non-League football.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United are one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites. Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash. The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.