Odds, referee, TV details: Everything you need to know ahead of Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday make the trip to the Potteries tomorrow evening to take on Stoke City in the Sky Bet Championship at the Bet365 Stadium.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 8:57 am

The Owls had their game against Swansea City on Saturday called off due to a frozen Hillsborough pitch, which means they go into the clash with Michael O’Neill’s men back in the drop zone.

However, the postponement wasn’t too damaging for Neil Thompson’s side as relegation rivals Birmingham City, Coventry City and Huddersfield Town all lost as the battle to stay up intensifies.

Tenth-placed Stoke welcome Wednesday on the back of a 4-1 defeat at leaders Norwich City on Saturday and are winless in their past nine league matches, a run which has seen them fall seven points behind the play-off places.

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But how can you watch the clash between Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday? Here, we take you through everything you need to know…

When is the match? What time is kick-off?

The game takes place at the Bet365 Stadium on Tuesday, February 16 and kick-off is 7pm.

Is Stoke v Wednesday on TV?

Stoke City's Sam Clucas and Sheffield Wednesday's Callum Paterson battle for possession during the goalless draw between their two sides at Hillsborough in November. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Yes, the game is available to watch on Sky Sports Football via the red button and coverage begins shortly before kick-off.

Fans can sign up to Sky’s Football channels HERE, from £18 a month on a rolling month-to-month contract.

Is there any streaming available?

Yes, NOW TV offers fans the chance to enjoy the complete Sky Sports package without any lengthy contract. The service is streamed through an app found on most smart TVs and portable devices. It can also be accessed through a NOW TV stick.

One off fees of £9.99 for a day pass or £33.99 for a month pass can be bought HERE.

There are also iFollow passes available for £10 via https://www.swfc.co.uk/ifollow/.

How else can I follow the game?

As ever, The Star will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, live updates, reaction and analysis from Alex Miller and Joe Crann – who will be among only a handful of people allowed into the Bet365 Stadium. You can follow them on Twitter via @AlexMiller91 and @YesWeCrann.

Who is the referee?

James Linington will be the referee for Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday, with Shaun Hudson and George Byrne his assistants. The fourth official is Karl Evans.

What are the odds?

Paddy Power is offering the following odds on the game:

Stoke City – 21/10

Draw – 21/10

Sheffield Wednesday – 27/10

Meanwhile, Paddy Power is offering odds of 4/1 on former Owls frontman Steven Fletcher to score first, with Nick Powell at 9/2.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes to score first is priced at 13/2 currently, and Josh Windass is 7/1 to bag the game’s opening goal.

All odds correct at the time of writing. Over 18s only. Please gamble responsibly and Be Gamble Aware. www.begambleaware.org.

Are any tickets available?

No, supporters are not currently allowed into grounds to watch matches in England due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions set out by the Government.

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