Cardiff City travel to Hillsborough this Saturday to face Sheffield Wednesday in a meeting that Sheffield Wednesday desperately need to win. The hosts are deep in a relegation battle, whereas Cardiff is firmly in the mid table, needing a win to look up rather than down.
Sheffield Wednesday currently sit 23rd in the Championship, in the relegation zone. In 22 games, Wednesday have four wins, four draws and 14 losses which leaves them on 16 points, six points from safety.
In their last five games in all competitions, Sheffield Wednesday have three wins, one draw and one loss.
Sheffield Wednesday grabbed a surprise point against top of the league Leicester. Abdul Fatawu opened the scoring for Leicester in the first half, but at the death in the 93rd minute, Jeff Hendrick grabbed a 1 - 1 draw for Wednesday. Bailey Cadamarteri drew first blood against Blackburn in the fifth minute, but Sammie Szmodics equalised in the second half. However, both Marvin Johnson and Josh Windass scored late on to give Wednesday the 3 - 1 win.
Another win came for Wednesday against Stoke City. Anthony Musaba scored the only goal of the game in the 91st minute to give Wednesday the 1 - 0 win. Borja Sainz gave Norwich the early lead, but Cadamarteri scored to make it level at halftime. However, in the second half both Ashley Barnes and Jonathan Rowe scored to give Norwich the 3 - 1 win.
The last time out for Wednesday was an important win over fellow relegation strugglers QPR. A Bambo Diaby own goal gave QPR the lead in the first half, but Cadamarteri and Musaba both scored late on for the 2 - 1 comeback win for Sheffield Wednesday.
Cardiff City, on the other hand, currently sit 12th after 22 games. The Blue Birds have nine wins, three draws and ten losses, leaving them on 30 points, only six points away from the Play-offs in a busy mid table.
In their last five games in all competitions, Cardiff have one win and four losses.
Jeremy Sarmiento scored the only goal of the game in the 50th minute to give West Brom the 1 - 0 win, with Cardiff only managing one shot on target. Next time out was a trip to Southampton, but a four minute brace from Adam Armstrong in the first half gave Southampton the 2 - 0 win.
Dimitrios Goutas scored the only goal of the game for Cardiff in the 78th minute to give them the 1 - 0 win over Millwall. However, the visit from Birmingham saw Cardiff back on the wrong side of the 1 - 0 scoreline. Juninho Bacuna scored in the added time of the first half, and despite having more of the possession, Cardiff couldn’t find the back of the net, and slumped to a 1 - 0 loss.
The most recent outing for Cardiff was against Hull. Aaron Connolly, Scott Twine and Ozan Tufan all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Hull where Cardiff again only had one shot on target.
Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff City have met 74 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1920. Nothing separates the two sides, with both Wednesday and Cardiff having 28 wins to their names, with the other 18 games ending in a draw.