Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to get back to winning ways this weekend as they host Lincoln City at Hillsborough Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
From being the runaway favourites to lift the title a few weeks ago, Sheffield Wednesday now run the risk of falling out of the automatic promotion places before the end of the season.
The Owls are currently sitting in second place in League One, one point behind Plymouth, and four points ahead of Ipswich. After this weekend’s game, Sheffield have games against Accrington and oxford, who are both currently in the bottom five of the table.
Darren Moore’s side come into this game on the back of a poor run of results, which has seen them gain just two points from their last four league outings. After gaining a draw against Bolton, Sheffield were comfortably beaten by Barnsley, who managed to put four past Cameron Dawson in Wednesday’s net.
Most worryingly for the Wednesday faithful, The Owls were beaten by Forest Green last weekend, a side who sit rock bottom of the league and had not won a league game in over 10+ games.
Sheffield United featured in midweek action as they travelled to face Cheltenham Town on Wednesday evening. All four goals game in the second half, with Aidan Keena and Alfie May putting the home side 2-0 up as the Owls looked set to be condemned to a third successive defeat.
But Aden Flint's header restored hope and Lee Gregory netted a late equaliser to move them to within two points of leaders Plymouth.
Lincoln city currently find themselves in the bottom half of the League One table in 14th place, having amassed 45 points from their 37 league games so far this season. The Imps look destined for another year in League One as they are currently ten points above the relegation zone and nineteen points beneath the playoff places.
The Imps come into this weekend on the back of a poor run of form which has seen them record three straight defeats in the league against Exeter, Peterborough and Fleetwood.
These sides have met eighteen times competitively since they first crossed eachothers paths in 1899. Of these eighteen games, Sheffield have won eight, there has been seven draws and Lincoln have won on just three occasions.
The points were shared in a tight affair when these sides met in the reverse fixture at the beginning of the season. The Owls took an early lead as Lee Gregory fired the visitors in front after just seven minutes but Daniel Mandroiu's first league goal for the Imps secured them a share of the spoils.
Unsurprisingly, give the respective league positions of these sides, it is Sheffield who are heavily favoured at the bookies ahead of this meeting @ 2/5, whilst an away win for Lincoln is currently priced @ 6/1 and a draw is @ 10/3.
We are backing Lee Gregory to score as he will be looking to add to his goal tally here. Gregory already has eight goals in the league this campaign and he will come into this weekend’s game high in confidence after scoring Wednesday’s equaliser in the week.