Sheffield Wednesday aiming to smash an awful stat when they face Huddersfield Town
It’s been half a year since Sheffield Wednesday won back-to-back Championship games, but the Owls will be hoping to end that against Huddersfield Town this evening.
You have to go back to December – when Wednesday beat Nottingham Forest and Bristol City 4-0 and 1-0 – to find the last time they won two on the bounce, but after a comfortable victory over Queens Park Rangers, condfidence will be high.
Add to that the fact that Wednesday haven’t lost to Huddersfield since a 2-1 defeat back in 2013 (they were beaten in the 2017 Play-Off semifinals due to an away goal), and Garry Monk will be quietly confident of getting a result against a Town side who have just one win in their last seven.
Worrying, however, will be Wednesday’s home form this season. Wednesday have won only one of their last 11 matches at Hillsborough, scoring just five goals in that period, and are looking for their first S6 win since the 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic in February.
Tonight’s encounter will be the 60th between the two sides since their first in 1926, and – due to their early dominance – it’s the visitors who hold the upper hand with 25 wins to Wednesday’s 21. There’ve been 13 draws.
Both goalscorers from the Owls’ 2-0 victory over The Terriers earlier in the season (Steven Fletcher and Sam Winnall) have since left, however the Kadeem Harris and Barry Bannan – who supplied excellent assists – are finding some form again.
Monk and his side will do well to try and keep Karlan Grant quiet, should he feature, given the fact that he’s scored 18 goals and gotten four assists in his 40 Championship games in 2019/20 to date – that’s 44% of their goals.
They’ll also need to keep a close watch on Juninho Bacuna and Steve Mounie should they return to the squad for Danny Cowley’s side, with those two have directly contributed to 21 goals between them so far. Although neither have played since the restart.
Huddersfield are two points clear of relegation with three games to go, while the Owls are 10 points clear but fear the threat of a possible points deduction.