Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Sheffield Wednesday and Oxford United take on each other at Hillsborough on Matchday 11. The Owls aim to build on a 2-1 win over Wigan, which saw them put an end to their four-game winless run, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Scotland international Callum Paterson should keep his place up front after finding the net in the midweek triumph, while Josh Windass remains in the recovery room.
The Yellows, on the other hand, rolled over Accrington 5-1 at home on Tuesday evening, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on Darren Moore’s troops. Pace winger Nathan Holland should start again after scoring a brace in the crushing of Accrington. When the two teams met at Hillsborough in the EFL Cup six years ago Wednesday defeated Oxford 1-0.
Highlighted Player (Josh Windass):
Born in Hull, England on January 9, 1994, John Windass is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. Windass is a product of Huddersfield Town youth academy, but he did not play for the Terriers at senior level.
The 175-cm-tall midfielder began his senior career at Accrington Stanley and after scoring 22 goals in 77 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Glasgow Rangers in the summer of 2016. Two years later Josh Windass joined Wigan Athletic and he has been playing for the DW Stadium outfit ever since. He scored his first Championship goal on September 18, 2018 in a 2-1 win over Hull City.
His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as both central midfielder and second striker as well. It has to be noted that Josh is the son of former footballer Dean Windass, who played for the likes of Hull City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bradford City during his professional career.
Highlighted Team (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.