Match Guide & Betting: Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford

Owls Jose Semedo flies in on Bees Alex Pritchard when the sides met in October
Owls Jose Semedo flies in on Bees Alex Pritchard when the sides met in October
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Promotion-chashing Brentford arrive at Hillsborough just on the edge of a play-off place, but Sheffield Wednesday have a good record against the Bees and will be hoping to quickly banish any disappointment of letting their lead slip against Charlton on Saturday.

POSSIBLE TEAMS

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Buxton, Lees, Zayatte, Helan; Maguire, Hutchinson or Melo, McGugan or Lee, Isgrove; Bus or Nuhiu, Lavery.

Brentford: Button; Odubajo, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Douglas, Diagouraga; Jota, Pritchard, Judge; Gray.

PLAYER TO WATCH

Andre Gray has plundered 16 goals in 44 appearances for the Bees during the 2014/15 season. The 23-year-old striker, recruited from Luton Town for an undisclosed fee last summer, is in a rich vein of form, having bagged three goals in his last six outings. The England C international found the back of the net 52 times in 97 league matches at Luton. Gray, who came through the ranks at Shrewsbury Town, netted 30 goals to finish as the Conference Premier’s top scorer last season.

HISTORY LESSON

It will be the 32nd meeting between the two sides in all competitions, with each club having triumphed on nine occasions.

Wednesday have won just one of their last six clashes against Brentford at Hillsborough but are unbeaten in the last three tussles. You have to go back to 2011 for the last time the London club emerged victorious.

It finished goalless in the reverse fixture earlier this season. Brentford are currently in seventh position.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Mark Brown - Tonight’s showdown will be the 31st match he has refereed this season. The East Yorkshire official has dished out 63 bookings and six red cards. Taxi driver Brown progressed through the Northern Counties East and Northern Premier Leagues, then the Conference. His last Owls match was in December 2013.

BETTING

Sheffield Wednesday 5/2 Draw 23/10 Brentford 11/10

WORTH A PUNT?

Caolan Lavery to score anytime is 11/4