Bristol City host the Owls this weekend, in a game that the hosts are the favourites to win. That said, the Robins have only beat Sheffield Wednesday once in their last five attempts.
Nigel Pearson’s side only suffered defeat once in the opening seven matches, but since then, Bristol City have lost five of their last seven, putting them in 15th place. This run of poor form has seen the boss part ways with the Robins. Over those 14 games, Bristol City found it difficult in the final third, netting 15 times, yet they were solid defensively and boast the joint fourth best goals conceded record in the Championship, 16.
Last time out, The Robins travelled to Cardiff where they were handed a 2-0 defeat. The match had minimal action and neither side particularly deserved to win, but the hosts were far more clinical.
After going 13 matches without a single victory, Sheffield Wednesday picked up their first three points of the campaign last weekend, beating Rotherham 2-0. Michael Smith scored a first half double which sealed the victory for Danny Rohl’s men. However, they still sit rock bottom of the Championship table.
Prior to that win, the Owls had conceded 22 and scored five, the worst final third record in the league. They’ve failed to score in 64% of their matches and their record on the road is abysmal, with 6 defeats in 7 away trips.
Sheffield Wednesday will be desperate to build upon that crucial victory last weekend and attempt to climb up the table. Whereas, Bristol City may have a new lease of life now that there has been a managerial change.
The final prediction is Bristol City 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday.