Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sheffield Wednesday play host to Huddersfield Town at their Hillsborough on day 11 of the new Championship campaign. The Owls aim to put an end to their three-game losing run, but given their difficulties in front of goal, we do not believe that the rock-bottom side will record their first win of the process this weekend. Spain defender Pol Valentin is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while all Josh Windass, Barry Bannan, and Mohamed Diaby miss out with injuries.
The Terriers, on the other hand, aim to recover from a heavy 4-1 loss to Birmingham City, but beating Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Saturday’s clash. The likes of David Kasumu, Daniel Ward, Loick Ayina, and Oliver Turton are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Josh Windass):
Born in Hull, England on January 9, 1994, John Windass is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. Windass is a product of Huddersfield Town youth academy, but he did not play for the Terriers at senior level.
The 175-cm-tall midfielder began his senior career at Accrington Stanley and after scoring 22 goals in 77 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Glasgow Rangers in the summer of 2016. Two years later Josh Windass joined Wigan Athletic and he has been playing for the DW Stadium outfit ever since. He scored his first Championship goal on September 18, 2018 in a 2-1 win over Hull City.
His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as both central midfielder and second striker as well. It has to be noted that Josh is the son of former footballer Dean Windass, who played for the likes of Hull City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bradford City during his professional career.
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield):
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 finishing runners up in the FA Cup 1920. 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.