Ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United man David Prutton backs Owls to win Yorkshire Derby

Former Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United midfielder turned Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has backed Jos Luhukay’s Owls in tonight’s clash with Marcelo Bielsa’s men at Hillsborough.

In his ‘Prutton’s Predictions’ column, the pundit said the Friday night clash should be “a cracking game” that promised goals.

Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher

Prutton’s final score prediction was 3-2 in Wednesday’s favour, with striker Steven Fletcher to score first.

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Wednesday come into the match on the back of an impressive 2-1 win over Aston Villa last weekend, and they currently sit 10th in the league table.

Meanwhile top of the Championship Leeds suffered their first defeat of the season against Birmingham City and are likely to be without top scorer Kemar Roofe for the match.

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Fernando Forestieri will be available to Jos Luhukay after serving an FA ban for his involvement in a brawl during a pre-season friendly with Mansfield Town.

Jordan Thorniley is also in contention after overcoming a calf injury and has returned to training this week.

Wednesday completed the league double over Leeds last season for the first time since the 1959/60 campaign, but the visitors haven’t lost successive matches at Hillsborough since April 1965.