Our prediction for this League 1 match:
A spot in the League One playoffs will be at stake when Wycombe and Sheffield Wednesday face each other at Adams Park on Saturday. The Chairboys aim to stay in top six, but they will have a big fish to fry in the League One derby. Despite finding the net in Monday’s clash, veteran Adebayo Akinfenwa should start from the bench once again, while both Sullay Kaikai and Anthony Stewart continue to miss out with injuries.
The Owls, on the other hand, head into the match following a hard-fought 1-0 win over rock-bottom Crewe. Wednesday, though, have been anything but impressive on the roads this season, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on draw. As for the visiting team, Massimo Luongo has overcome his injury, while both Sam Hutchinson and Harlee Dean are rated doubtful for the Adams Park showdown.
Highlighted Player (Jason McCarthy):
Jason McCarthy is a product of the famous Southampton youth academy. McCarthy started his youth career in his hometown club back in 2002 and he made his senior debut with the Saints in the Premier League on December 26, 2014, coming as a substitute for Nathaniel Clyne in a 3-1 away victory at Crystal Palace.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan at Wycombe Wanderers and Walsall, the English defender signed a three-year deal with Barnsley in the summer of 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Jason McCarthy was struggling to secure a first-team football at the Oakwell stadium outfit and, as a result, he returned to Wycombe Wanderers on August 9, 2018, penning a three-year contract with the League One side.
His preferred foot is right, his main position centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well. Jason McCarthy was born in Southampton on November 7, 1995.
Highlighted Team (Sheffield Wednesday):
Sheffield Wednesday are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Sheffield (South Yorkshire). The Owls compete in the English second tier (Championship) and they play their home matches at Hillsborough.
The venue was the scene of the Hillsborough disaster which occurred in 1989 when 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in the FA Cup semi-final. It has to be noted that the World Cup (1966) and the Euro (1996) matches were played at Hillsborough.
Sheffield Wednesday have won four First Division trophies (1902/2903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929, 1929/2930) and they finished the 1960/1961 campaign in second place in the standings. The Owls have clinched three FA Cup trophies (1896, 1907, 1935), with the team winning the League Cup in 1991.
Sheffield Wednesday defeated English giants Manchester United (1-0) in the title game. Sheffield United are regarded as the Owls’ main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Steel City derby.