Our prediction for this Championship match:
Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday go head to head at Bet365 Stadium in the Championship round 30. The Potters failed to impress in a 4-1 loss at Norwich City, with the team extending their winless run in the Championship to nine games. Since Stoke City are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Sheffield Wednesday, home win should not be considered. Rhys Norrington-Davies is banned for the hosts, while Tyrese Campbell remains in the recovery room.
Sheffield Wednesday, on the other hand, are eager to escape the relegation zone, and they should take advantage of Stoke City’s current form. The Owls proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Wycombe, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the relegation strugglers. The likes of Massimo Luongo, Joost van Aken, Moses Odubajo, and Dominic Iorfa are all likely to miss the game through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Adam Davies):
Adam Davis is a German-born footballer who plays for Championship side Barnsley as a goalkeeper. The 185-cm-tall shoot-stopper began his youth career at Everton and in 2012 he signed a contract with Sheffield Wednesday. However, he never managed to make a first-team appearance for the Owls. Due to the lack of first team action, he decided to leave the club in 2014.
Adam Davies, who was born in Rinteln, Germany on 17 July, 1992, moved to Barnsley on 13 June, 2014. He made his debut for the club against Crawley Town in the opening match of the 2014/2015 campaign and he quickly established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper. His contract with Barnsley expires on 30 June, 2017, but the deal could be extended for a further year.
Adam Davies conceded 82 goals, while keeping 26 clean sheets in 74 appearances for Barnsley in all competitions. During his spell at Everton U23 he managed to keep eight clean sheets in 22 appearances for the club.
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.