Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Charlton in London on Matchday 1, Sheffield Wednesday will look to register their first win of the season when they take on Doncaster at their Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon. The Owls did grab one point from their opener, but it has to be noted that the Red Robins failed to turn their dominance into victory. However, Sheffield Wednesday produce much better showings at home than on travels, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Owls.
Callum Paterson should recover in time to face Doncaster. The Donny, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to AFC Wimbledon, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since March 2014, speaking of competitive matches. Back then Chris Brown’s goal helped the Donny beat the Owls 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Massimo Luongo):
Born in Sydney, Australia on September 25, 1992 Massimo Luongo attended Waverley College. In 2009 he won the championship with the team and two years later he was spotted by Tottenham Hotspur scouts. In January 2011 Luongo, whose mother is of Indonesian heritage, impressed on trial with Spurs and, as a result, he remained at White Hart Lane. However, did not see any game action for Tottenham Hotspur during his spell with the capital club.
After ending his loan spells with Ipswich Town and Swindon Town, the 176-cm-tall midfielder signed permanent deal with the Robins and you should know that he scored 10 goals in 76 appearances in the league for the club.
In 2015 he returned to London, with the Australian international joining Queens Park Rangers. Luongo scored his first goal for the Hoops in a 5-1 win over Rotherham United on March 18, 2017. The QPR footballer made his Australia debut on March 6, 2014 in a 4-3 defeat to Ecuador. In 2015 he won the AFC Asian Cup with the Socceroos.
Highlighted Team (Doncaster):
Based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Doncaster Rovers are an English football club that compete in the League One. Keepmoat Stadium is the club’s home ground. The venue was opened on August 3, 2007 and it can hold up to 15,231 spectators.
Doncaster Rovers footballers wear white shirts with red stripes and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas the club’s away colours are dark blue and red. Speaking of the Rovers’ history, the club was established back in 1879 by Alber Jenkins, who worked as a fitter at Doncaster’s Great Northern Railway.
Doncaster Rovers shared the spoils with Rawmarsh in their first ever game. The likes of Rotherham United, Barnsley, Grimsby Town and Scuntorpe United are considered the club’s main rivals. Over the years Doncaster fans have developed a rivalry with Plymout Argule as there have been fireworks in their games. Donny Dog, that wears a red and white jersey, is the club’s mascot.