Match Guide: Sheffield Wednesday take on Huddersfield Town...Player to Watch, History Lesson and Betting
Sheffield Wednesday head to Huddersfield this morning for an early afternoon Sunday kick off.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN: Danny Ward, Tommy Smith, Mark Hudson, Christopher Schindler, Chris Lowe, Sean Scannell, Jonathan Hogg, Aaron Mooy, Elias Kachunga, Rajiv van La Parra. Nahki Wells
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Keiren Westwood, Jack Hunt, Tom Lees, Sam Hutchinson, Daniel Pudil, Ross Wallace, Kieran Lee, Barry Bannan, Adam Reach, Fernando Forestieri, Steven Fletcher
Huddersfield, perhaps surprisingly, have the edge in the head-to-head bstween the two sides with Wednesday winning 18 of their 54 encounters and the Terriers coming out on top in 24.
However you have to go back to November 2013 for the last time Huddersfield beat the Owls when a last minute strike from Connor Wickham at Hillsborough proved to be a consolation after goals from Martin Paterson and Adam Clayton. Only Jose Semedo survives from that squad. Since then the Owls have the upper hand with two draws being followed by Wednesday doing the double over their Yorkshire rivals last season. A Lucas Joao brace and another for Kieran Lee did the damage in a 3-1 win at home while Fernando Forestieri settled a 1-0 success at the John Smith’s Stadium.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Aaron Mooy - The Aussie midfielder has been a revelation for Town since joining on loan from Manchester City. Pep Guardiola signed the 26 year-old from Melbourne City and sent him to Town on loan where he has been an ever-present
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Graham Scott -The Oxfordshire official is a Premier League referee and took charge of Spurs win over Middlesborough during the last round of games. He has produced an average of 3.7 yellow cards per game and refereed in two of the Owls’ games last year - the 0-0 draw with Derby the win over Forest in which he sent off Barry Bannan