Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sheffield Wednesday will look to make amends for back-to-back losses to Southampton and Hull City when they take on Preston on Saturday afternoon. The Owls are desperate to register their first win of the season and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field this time out. Experienced forward Michael Smith is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute against the Tigers, while defender Ciaran Brennan remains in the recovery room.
The Lilywhites, meanwhile, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Sunderland. Preston showcased their worth in their first home game of the season, but seeing that Sheffield Wednesday are tough to beat at Hillsborough, we are tempted to put our money on draw this time out. Forwards Ched Evans and Emil Riis Jakobsen should be the only absentees in the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough.
The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough.
Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991.
Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.