Our football match prediction:
Sheffield Wednesday hammered Norwich City on Matchday 35, but they have been far from impressive in the Championship ever since. Following a 1-1 draw with relegation strugglers Burton Albion, the Owls suffered a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa in their last league match and, no doubt, they are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Reading. Sheffield Wednesday are still sitting in the play-offs berth in the standings, but they are only two points clear of seventh-placed Fulham. Reading were totally outplayed by Preston (3-0) at Deepdale Stadium at the weekend and it has to be noted that they failed to find the net in previous two league fixtures. Considering that two points separate the two teams in the Championship table ahead of Friday’s football game at Hillsborough Stadium, a close encounter appears on the cards. Taking everything into account, we predict that two teams will play out a low-scoring draw this time out.
Highlighted 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 (Reading):
Reading are a professional football club that play in the Championship. The club was formed in 1871 and Madejski Stadium has been the home of Reading since 1998. The Royals used to play their home games at Elm Park in the past (1896 - 1998). Reading made it to the FA Cup semi-finals on two occasions (1927, 2015), but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy. The likes of Robin Friday, Trevor Senior, Steve Death, Shaka Hislop, Phil Parkinson, Alf Messer, Jimmy Quinn, Michael Gilkes, Ronnie Blackman, Pavel Pogrebnyak and Martin Hicks are some of their more notable footballers. Aldershot Town were considered Reading’s fiercest rivals, but the Shots went out of business in 1992. Seeing that Aldershot rejoined the league in 2008 it remains to be seen if the rivalry is going to be re-established in near future. Swindon Town and Oxford United are considered Reading’s big rivals as well.