PREVIEW: Wednesday -v- Brighton

PREVIEW: Wednesday -v- Brighton

Fresh off a midweek win, the Owls return to S6, can they defeat Brighton or will the Seagulls fly high?

The Owls now have a decent little run going, can they maintain it against Brighton?

Last game Opposition Result Shots On target Corners Cards Fouls Possession
WEDNESDAY Blackburn (A) W 1-0 9 3 2 0 8 45%
BRIGHTON Ipswich (A) D 0-0 5 0 5 5 16 47%
Wednesday come into this one off the back of a win and clean sheet

Wednesday come into this one off the back of a win and clean sheet

Wednesday kept just their third clean sheet of the season at struggling Blackburn.

For once the Owls took the lead and held on for a long time with a lack of late drama.

The defence stopped Blackburn for the most part restricting them to just two shots on target.

Brighton drew at Ipswich in a game of few chances, the Seagulls found it hard to break down the Ipswich defence and lost Dale Stephens as the midfielder got himself sent off.

 

 

Last five games Blackburn(a) Forest(h) Birmingham(a) Bristol C(h) Wigan(h)
WEDNESDAY W 1-0 W 2-1 L 2-1 W 3-2 W 2-1
Last five games Ipswich(a) Barnsley(h) Reading(h) Burton(a) Huddersfield(h)
BRIGHTON D 0-0 W 2-0 L 2-1 W 1-0 W 1-0

 

 

Wednesday are now up to 7th and have enjoyed a decent run of form since the last international break.

The Owls haven’t tasted defeat at S6 since the visit of Leeds in late August.

Brighton have had a solid start and have lost just once on their travels.

The Seagulls have kept eight clean sheets this term and boast one of the tightest defences in the division.

 

HEAD 2 HEAD WEDNESDAY WINS BRIGHTON WINS DRAWS
  14 5 14

 

LAST MEETING

16th May 2016,AMEX Stadium,Att – 27,272

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Wednesday

(L.Dunk 19)(R.Wallace 28)

A draw at the AMEX in the last fixture saw Wednesday secure passage to Wembley in the play offs, it didn’t come easily though as Brighton had much the better of the play, Ross Wallace’s goal against the run of play seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Seagulls though.

Wednesday are unbeaten in nine against the Seagulls but have won just four of those fixtures.

The recent history of this fixture is memorable

The recent history of this fixture is memorable

 

CARVALHAL’S COHORTS

Daniel Pudil should be able to return after his injury problems but the Owls look likely to miss Sam Hutchinson who has a back problem, Lucas Joao is also doubtful.

Dale Stephens misses out through suspension but Gaetan Bong is available after serving his.

WestwoodPreview

WESTWOOD

HUNT

HUNT

LEES

LOOVENS

LOOVENS

PUDIL

PUDIL

BANNAN

BANNAN

LEE

LEE

FORESTIERI

FORESTIERI

REACH

REACH

HOOPER

HOOPER

FLETCHER

FLETCHER

 

 

KEY PLAYERS

Adam Reach is our club record signing, injury circumstances have seen him deployed at left back so far but Pudil’s return could see him play a more advanced and threatening role in the team.

Anthony Knockaert is one of Brighton’s ever presents and the tricky midfielder is their second top scorer having notched four strikes.

 

 

THE BETTING BOX: 5 OF THE BEST

BET Wednesday WIN Brighton WIN DRAW Reach 1st Goal BTTS
BEST ODDS 13/9 12/5 12/5 16/1 10/11
BOOKIES Marathon Bet logo betfair-logo BetVictor-logo Bookies Badge Bet365 10Bet

HERE COMES D-JUDGE

 

We did the job we needed to at Blackburn but we come up against a tougher opponent in Brighton.

It’ll be different to their last Hillsborough visit but if we find the right intensity and formula we can do some damage here.

Positive play, intelligent midfield wizardry and taking our chances when they come are our keys to victory, it’s tough to break Brighton down but not impossible.

VERDICT: I can’t help but think it’ll be a draw – 1-1

Danny
Owls Alive
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