PREVIEW | Wednesday -v- Millwall

PREVIEW | Wednesday -v- Millwall

Back at Hillsborough.

The season seems to have gone on for an eternity already, so it’s hard to believe this is just the second home game.

Millwall come to town with the Owls in desperate need of a win.

It won’t be an easy game, but then no game looks easy at the minute.

Can Jos turn it around and get the season well and truly underway?

 

Owls Team News

I type here every week that Hooper, Lee and Abdi are still missing.

Hopefully I’ll get to stop saying it soon.

Van Aken looks certain to miss the match, with Fox, Joao and Reach all doubts as well.

Steven Fletcher should be nearing full match fitness, so might be able to get 90 minutes under his belt.

It was nice to see yet another youngster, Fraser Preston, get his debut at the weekend.

The star man

The Opponent’s Camp

Millwall were the surprise package last year, making the playoffs and only losing out to promotion winners Fulham.

They’ve started this year brightly too, with two draws in the opening league games followed on by a great win against Frank Lampard’s Derby County.

Neil Harris has been key to the success, getting the best from his players despite a low budget.

Home form is always key though for Millwall, so hopefully they’ll find it tougher under the floodlights at Hillsborough

 

Last five 4 Games

Wednesday

Wigan 3 – 2 Wednesday

Wednesday 1 – 1 Hull City

Sunderland 0 – 2 Wednesday

Brentford 2 – 0 Wednesday

Millwall

Millwall 2 – 2 Middlesbrough

Blackburn 0 – 0 Millwall

Millwall 0 – 0 Gillingham (Millwall win 3-1 on penalties)

Millwall 2 – 1 Derby

 

Head to Head

Wednesday wins: 18

Draws: 13

Millwall wins: 14

Another close head to head record (I suppose they always are).

The Owls were unbeaten for 8 games against Millwall from 2006 until earlier this year, but then we played Boyd up front on his own.

We know how that ended.

The skipper

Predicted Lineup

A few injury worries and selection dilemmas, so I’m not expecting this to be bob on.

Dawson seems to have come away from Brentford with a lot of credit though, which can only be good news.

I’ve gone for a 4-3-3, just to mix it up a bit.

GK: Cameron Dawson

RB: Liam Palmer

CB: Tom Lees (C)

CB: Daniel Pudil

LB: Jordan Thorniley

CDM: Sam Hutchinson

CM: Joey Pelupessy

CM: Barry Bannan

RW: Marco Matias

ST: Steven Fletcher

LW: Fernando Forestieri

 

Matt’s Prediction – Edge it

Surely, surely, surely we’ve got to get a win at some point.

Our squad really isn’t that bad, so we should be picking up some points fairly soon… right?

I can’t continue to be negative like I was against Brentford so I think we’ll edge it.

2-1 to Wednesday

Scoreboard 

Matt 1 – 2 Real Life

(I’m giving myself points for getting the results right, not the scores, because otherwise I’ll never win this).

 

Matt

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