Sheffield Wednesday may be under new ownership but there hasn’t been a turnaround in results since Thai tuna tycoon Dejphon Chansiri took over with the Owls without a win since beating Nottingham Forest on January 10. Struggling Brighton provide the latest challenge to Stuart Gray’s men.
Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Vermijl, Loovens or Dielna, Lees, Mattock; Lee McGugan, Hutchinson or Semedo, Helan; Bus, Keane.
Brighton: Stockdale; Calderon, Greer, Dunk, Bennett; Ince, Kayal; Bruno, Forster-Caskey, Teixeira; Best or O’Grady.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Joao Teixeira, on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool, is a talented, skilful forward. The 22-year-old, a former Portugal Under-21 international, starred in Brighton’s 3-2 victory over Ipswich Town last month, scoring a first half double. Teixeira, who had a brief spell on loan at Brentford last season, moved to Liverpool in 2012.
Brighton have never won at Hillsborough in 14 previous attempts. Indeed, Owls go into tomorrow’s clash searching for a fourth consecutive home victory over the Seagulls. Wednesday will also be chasing their second double of the season, having triumphed 1-0 at Brighton on the opening day.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Scott Duncan - The Northumberland-based referee has officiated 25 matches this term, dishing out 62 bookings and three red cards. Duncan last took charge of an Owls match in August when they were held to a goalless home draw by Derby County. He cautioned three Wednesday players; Joe Mattock, Sam Hutchinson and Glenn Loovens.
BETTING (Sky Bet)
Sheffield Wednesday 7/5 Draw 9/4 Brighton 2/1
WORTH A PUNT?
Sheffield Wednesday to win and with under 2.5 goals in the match is 100/30