Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a thrilling 6-0 win over Cambridge United, Sheffield Wednesday shared the spoils with Accrington in their last league match. The Owls dropped two points in the midweek draw, with Marvin Johnson scoring a late own goal. Wednesday are eager to regain their spot in top six, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Gills. All Lee Gregory, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, and Cheyenne Dunkley have recovered from their respective injuries, but both Dennis Adeniran and Dominic Iorfa remain in the recovery room.
Gillingham, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Charlton on Tuesday evening to stay in the relegation zone. An interesting encounter is on the cards at Priestfield Stadium, but away win should be considered as Sheffield Wednesday have been in a much better form of late than Gillingham. All Daniel Adshead, Alexander MacDonald, and Danny Lloyd are out of contention with injuries for the home team.
Highlighted Player (Stuart O\'Keefe):
Stuart O’keefe is a an English footballer who started his senior career at Southend United. In August 2010 O’Keefe signed a one-year deal with Crystal Palace after impressing coach George Burley in a trial game against West Ham reserves.
The 173-cm-tall midfielder scored one goal in 36 appearances for the Eagles in the Premier League, finding the net in a 3-1 win over Sunderland on August 31, 2013. Stuart O’Keefe played for Blackpool on loan before moving to Cardiff City in the winter of 2015.
After his loan spells with Milton Keynes Dons, Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle, O’Keefe moved to Gillingham at the end of the 2018/2019 season. He made his League One debut with the club on August 3, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers. His main position is central midfield, but he is used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.