PREVIEW | United -v- Wednesday

PREVIEW | United -v- Wednesday

Derby day. 

This is the game.

If you’re a Wednesday or United fan, don’t pretend to not look out for this fixture in the calendar when they’re released.

Until four games ago, it seemed likely both sides would be going into this on strong form, high in the table.

The outlook seems a little bleaker now.

Wednesday have lost four on the bounce, with pressure mounting on Jos Luhukay.

Surely a derby win can turn it around.

Owls Team News

The big news is Forestieri and Matias have both taken part in full training for the last week.

Both have been sorely missed, the lack of dynamism up front has been a huge issue for Wednesday over the last few games.

It’s very possible neither will start, but surely at least one will make the bench.

Luhukay also confirmed Westwood, Jones, Hooper, Lee and Winnall are all still missing through injury for a few more weeks at least (more likely months).

Another belter from Reach wouldn’t go amiss!

The Opponent’s Camp

United are flying high, up near the top of the table and proving any doubters wrong.

It pains me to say that Wilder is doing a cracking job with his team, they show a lot of the attributes the Wednesday fans are crying out for – which makes our own disappointments more painful.

Jealousy aside they’re a great footballing side, but obviously, we’re all praying they don’t continue the march to the playoffs with a win on Friday night.

 

Last Five Games

Wednesday

Bristol 1 – 2 Wednesday

Wednesday 1 – 2 Boro

QPR 3 – 0 Wednesday

Birmingham 3 -1 Wednesday

Wednesday 0 – 4 Norwich

United

United 1 – 0 Hull City

Derby 2 – 1 United

United 1 – 1 Stoke

United 4 – 2 Wigan

Forest 1 – 0 United

Fleck celebrates United’s opener last year

Head to Head

Wednesday wins: 48

Draws: 45

United wins: 49

It’d be nice to get this back level.

 

Predicted Lineup

I’ve no idea if this is possible, or accurate, but it’s what I’d pick.

GK: Cam Dawson

RWB: Liam Palmer

CB: Michael Hector

CB: Tom Lees (C)

CB: Jordan Thorniley

LWB: Matt Penney

CM: Joey Pelupessy

CM: Barry Bannan

RW: Adam Reach

ST: Steven Fletcher

LW: Fernando Forestieri

 

Matt’s prediction – draw…? 

I can’t bring myself to predict a defeat to United, I just can’t.

Sorry.

0-0. 

Scoreboard

Matt 9 – 8 Real Life

 

Matt

Owls Alive

Email: owlsalive@gmail.com

Twitter: @OwlsAlive and @MattRFez

Images: swfc.co.uk unless stated otherwise. 


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