Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday face each other in a highly-anticipated League One game at Fratton Park. The Pompey do not want to give up on their promotion dream, and their four-game winning run is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the midweek clash. Clark Robertson is sidelined with injury, while both Ryan Tunnicliffe and Paul Downing will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Owls, on the other hand, are only one point behind the playoffs berth. The two sides seem to be evenly matched ahead of day 21, and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Both Marvin Johnson and Dennis Adeniran are major doubts, and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since April 2003 when Sheffield Wednesday defeated Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
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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.