Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sheffield Wednesday play host to Accrington at their Hillsborough in what is very important game for the promotion-chasing hosts. The Owls are only one point behind the playoffs berth, and their display in a 6-0 crushing of Cambridge United is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Both Dennis Adeniran and Dominic Iorfa are sidelined with injuries, while all Lee Gregory, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, and Cheyenne Dunkley are major doubts.
The Accu Stanley, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the table, and seeing that they have little to play for in the season finale, we are tempted to put our money on Wednesday. To make things even worse for the visiting side, both Tommy Leigh and Mitchell Clark are banned for the match, while Joe Pritchard misses out with injury. Liam Coyle faces the race against clock to be fit for the midweek game.
Highlighted Player (Sam Hutchinson):
Sam Hutchinson is a defender who is capable of playing as both right and centre back. The English footballer, who was born on 3 August, 1989 is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well, but he doesn’t score too many goals. Hutchinson was born in Windsor, Berkshire and he began his youth career at Chelsea.
The defender made just five appearances for Chelsea and it has to be noted that he played on loan at Nottingham Forest, Vitesse and Sheffield Wednesday. On 23 May 2014 Chelsea released him, meaning that he was available for free transfer. Hutchinson signed a permanent deal with the Owls on 8 July, 2014.
The 182-cm-tall defender played 25 games for Sheffield Wednesday in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, but he did not find the net for the Hillsborough outfit. Sam Hutchinson is married to Jennifer, who gave birth to their daughter. His father Eddie Hutchinson had a career in non-League football.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.