How can I watch Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday? Who is the ref? The latest odds
Sheffield Wednesday will return to Sky Bet Championship action following the international break when they travel to Birmingham City on Saturday – and here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game:
When is the game? What time is kick-off?
Garry Monk’s side will be hoping to register their second league win of the season against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 3pm.
Is there a live stream for Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday? How can I follow it live?
Yes, there will be a stream for the game.
The match will be broadcast via iFollow at https://www.swfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/ – with streaming passes available to purchase now.
But as ever The Star will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, live updates, reaction and analysis from Joe Crann and Alex Miller – the pair being two of only a handful of people allowed into the ground.
How much does a streaming pass cost and where can I buy one?
A streaming pass for this fixture costs £10 via the link above.
Is there any injury news? Who is in the teams?
Ahead of his return to former club City, Owls boss Monk is sweating on the fitness of four key players.
Dominic Iorfa missed the 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers last time out with a hamstring injury, while fellow defenders Liam Palmer (back) – who was forced to withdraw from Scotland’s Nations League squad - Tom Lees (groin) and Liam Shaw (ankle) are all doubts for the game.
They were all forced off in the draw with Mark Warburton’s men at S6 earlier this month.
However, Izzy Brown may feature after missing the QPR fixture with a knee injury and young defender Ozase Urhoghide is close to a return as he continues his comeback from a knee injury suffered last season.
Fellow youngster Alex Hunt could be in Monk’s plans after recovering from a knee injury and overcoming illness.
But the game may have come too soon for defender Chey Dunkley, signed in the summer from relegated Wigan Athletic, who is in the final stages of his rehabilitation after a double leg break playing for his former club in February.
Birmingham have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season under Aitor Karanka with six points from four Championship matches, but they will be without Josh McEachran (knee) and Jonathan Leko (knee).
Who is the referee?
The EFL has yet to announce who the match officials are for this game.
What are the odds?
Sky Bet is offering the following odds on the game:
Birmingham City – 8/5
Draw – 11/5
Sheffield Wednesday – 9/5
Are any tickets available?
No. All Wednesday games are currently being played behind closed doors due to coronavirus pandemic, meaning no tickets will be available.
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