Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ipswich Town when they host Morecambe to their Hillsborough. The Owls are six points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for the home side. All Dominic Iorfa, Dennis Adeniran, and Lewis Gibson are sidelined with injuries, while Cheyenne Dunkley is a major doubt.
The Shrimps, on the other hand, aim to escape the relegation zone. Morecambe are not regarded as good travellers, and seeing that they have already suffered eight defeats on the road this term, home win should be considered. Defender Liam Gibson, who limped off with injury in a 2-2 draw with Accrington at the weekend, is unlikely to feature in Tuesday’s game. In the first half of the season Morecambe defeated Wednesday thanks to Dennis Adeniran’s own goal, 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 (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.