Hillsborough is the venue for Sheffield Wednesday versus Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon. The last meeting between the two clubs ended in a 1-0 win for the Owls.
Sheffield Wednesday have struggled with the set-up from League One and they are currently rock bottom in the Championship. They’ve only picked up seven points from 18 matches, winning once and losing 13 times. The team have only netted nine times, which average to 0.5 per game, whilst conceding 30.
After picking up just one win in his first six matches, Danny Rohl’s side picked up a massive point versus league leaders Leicester City, holding them to a 1-1 draw. The Owls put together the perfect counter-attacking game plan, registering more XG, more shots and more corners than their opponent. The last-minute equaliser was the least they deserved.
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team will be pushing for a play-off spot this season and they are currently in seventh place after 18 games. Blackburn have won 50% of their matches, but they seem to take an all or nothing approach, as they’ve only drawn once. The Rovers have plenty of firepower, scoring the joint fourth most goals in the league per game, 1.72. On the other hand, they struggle at the back, conceding 1.56 per game on average, which has cost them plenty of times already this campaign.
Last time out, Ewood Park witnessed an entertaining, tennis-like football game, as Blackburn won 4-2 versus Birmingham. 40 shots were taken, with the visitors having 26 of those. The Rovers scored four goals in the second half, with three of those coming in a 12-minute spell just after the break.
Wednesday have failed to score in 11 of their 18 matches, but that result against Leicester may just be the catalyst to kickstart a Championship survival quest. Blackburn, however, are in excellent form and will view this game as a must win.
The final prediction is Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Blackburn Rovers.