SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v BLACKBURN – ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
April 5 2016, Hillsborough, 18:45 GMT+0
Sheffield Wednesday is coming from 3 consecutive wins in the recent games against Nottingham (0:3), Charlton (3:0) and Huddersfield (0:1). Those great performances have given them 5th place in the league and are now 4 points behind Hull, who is at 4th place. The “Owls” are showing us they really are a competitive side and we find them to be a team to follow and we do so for quite some time now.
The home side is coming into this match without Bannan, who is suspended, as well as Semendo, Sougou and Filipe Melo. As for Hutchinson and Pudil they might join their team today.
Today’s visitors, Blackburn are not in a good shape, with 5 missing players (Duffy, Evans, Lowe, Guthire and Estwood), as for Watt, his appearance is still doubtful.
Blackburn has only managed to get 6 points in the last 5 matches, winning against Birmingham (2:0) and Brentford (0:1) and loosing against Leeds (1:2), Ipswich (2:0) and Preston North End (1:2). Loosing at home against Preston was quite disappointing for Blackburn, and they seem as a team that lacks consistency, they either win or lose at the moment, which calls for improvement.
When Fernando Forestieri steps on the pitch for Sheffield Wednesday there is usually only 1 possible outcome and it’s a win for the “Owls“. Today we believe the home side will manage to defeat inconsistent Blackburn and take another 3 points, whereas send Blackburn home empty-handed.
Prediction: Sheffield Wednesday -0.5
Odds: 1.98 Pinnacle