Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to make amends for a heavy 3-0 loss to Plymouth when they host Shrewsbury Town to their Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon. The start of the season has been a mixed bag for the Owls, who sit in the 12th position ahead of Matchday 8. Experienced attacker Josh Windass remains in the recovery room, meaning that Lee Gregory will continue to lead the line for the hosts.
The Shrews, on the other hand, aim to escape the relegation zone. The visitors have recorded only one win this season, and seeing that Steve Cotterill’s troops are not regarded as good travelers, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on the hosts. Shrewsbury goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne is serving the last of his three-game ban.
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 (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.