Our prediction for this League 1 match:
The ground at legendary Hillsborough Stadium will shake when Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic go head to head in the League One round 3. The Owls are seen as one of the main candidates for promotion, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure a top-two finish. Wednesday proved their worth in back-to-back wins over MK Dons (1-0) and Sunderland (2-0), and, as a result, the bookies see them as favourites to beat the capital club on home soil.
Experienced forward Lee Gregory, who suffered an injury in the EFL Cup triumph over the Black Cats, is unlikely to feature against Charlton, with defender Akin Famewo remaining in the recovery room. The Red Robins, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Owls’ party at Hillsborough. All Aneke, Egbo, and McGrandles have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the away side.
Highlighted Player (Bailey Peacock-Farrell):
Despite being born in Darlington, England on October 29, 1996, Bailey Peacock-Farrell represents Northern Ireland at senior level. The Northern Ireland international started his youth career at Middlesbrough, but in 2013 he joined Leeds United. The talented goalkeeper continued playing for Leeds United senior team and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of him.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell made his first-team debut for the Whites on April 5, 2016 in a home game against Queens Park Rangers. The two played out a 1-1 draw at Elland Road and it has to be noted that the goalkeeper conceded a penalty kick in the 87th minute of the match. The 192-cm tall shot-stopper has a contract with Leeds United which should expire on June, 2020.
As previously mentioned, the Leeds United goalkeeper represents Northern Ireland on the international stage, qualifying for the national team thanks to his grandfather Jim Farreell, who was born in Enniskillen.
Highlighted Team (Charlton):
Charlton Athletic are yet another capital club that will compete in the 2019/2020 Championship season. Founded back in 1905, the Red Robins welcome their opponents at the Valley, the stadium which can hold up to 28,111 spectators. Charlton Athletic wear red shirts and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Winning of the 1946/1947 FA Cup trophy is considered the club’s biggest success. The Red Robins defeated Burnley 1-0 in the title game, with Chris Duffy scoring the winner for Jimmy Seed’s charges in extra-time.
Fellow capital clubs Crystal Palace and Millwall are regarded as Charlton’s fiercest rivals, whilst Samuel Bartram, who made 579 appearances for the club is one of the most famous footballers who played for the Valley outfit. The club based in London will compete in the English second tier in the 2019/2020 season following a three-year absence.