MX23RW : Friday, November 27 17:33:27| >> :600:2506970:2506970:

Preview: Wycombe Wanderers vs. Sheffield Wednesday - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship fixture between Wycombe Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday, including predictions, team news and lineups.

The bottom two sides will fight it out on Saturday as Sheffield Wednesday take on Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park Stadium in what will be their first encounter between the Chairboys and Owls for eight years.

The Owls come into this one off the back of a 3-0 defeat away to Rotherham United, while Wycombe picked up a point at home to Watford.


Match preview

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth pictured on September 7, 2019© Reuters

Wanderers will come into this fixture desperate for a win, having only secured one point all season, and will see this as a prime opportunity to keep their noses in front of Wednesday.

Gareth Ainsworth has remained positive despite his side's poor form, and will hope that the point gained in the week can be used as a springboard to launch their season.

Wycombe haven't tasted victory in their four previous encounters with the Owls – losing 2-1 and drawing 1-1 in their 2003-04 meetings - but will hope to end that sequence by collecting their first ever Championship win following a succession of positive performances.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk pictured in January 2020© Reuters

Garry Monk continues to face heightened pressure for the Wednesday fans as the temptation to panic starts to become apparent, given the team's dip in form.

Monk will hope Jordan Rhodes can inspire a win after he scored a hat-trick for Norwich here in 2018, five goals for Huddersfield in a 6-0 rout at Adams Park in 2012, one for Huddersfield two years earlier and even one for Brentford in 2009.

Since Monk challenged his side to wipe out the points deficit that they face, results have gone from bad to worse and though there is a long season ahead, Monk will be targeting this game as the one that can restart their season.

Following this fixture, the Owls face two tough home fixtures as they welcome Bournemouth and then Millwall.

Wycombe Wanderers Championship form: LLLLLD

Sheffield Wednesday Championship form: LDWLLL


Team News

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk on October 5, 2019© Reuters

Wednesday lost centre-backs Aden Flint and Tom Lees to an injury and red card respectively in midweek, meaning neither will feature at Adams Park, leaving them with one fit recognised central defender.

Liam Palmer and Julian Borner could make an unlikely centre-half pairing with the possibility of Monk reverting to a back four, given his depleted backline.

With no new injuries, Ainsworth's men are growing in strength with Uche Ikpeazu recently returning to the side and Dominic Gape, Jason McCarthy and Ryan Tafazolli all taking part in training.

With those developments in mind, Ainsworth will most likely stick with the same lineup that started last time out.

Wycombe Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Allsopp; Grimmer, Knight, Stewart, Jacobsen; Onyedinma, Thompson, Adeniran, Mehmeti; Kashket, Wheeler

Sheffield Wednesday possible starting lineup:
Dawson; Odubajo, Palmer, Borner, Harris: Pelupessy, Bannan, Dele-Bashiru, Reach; Paterson, Rhodes


SM words green background

We say: Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

The winner of this matchup will likely be the team who are brave enough to chase the game and be positive from the outset. With that said, both teams are low on confidence, and with a lack of quality on show, we see this one ending in a draw - a result that will do neither team much good.


Top betting tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting an away win in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Away Win:data

ID:420232:cQx

Who will win the Championship clash between Wycombe Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday

Wycombe Wanderers
Draw
Sheffield Wednesday
Wycombe Wanderers
0.0%
Draw
0.0%
Sheffield Wednesday
0.0%
0
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
General view of Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park from November 2014
Read Next:
Wycombe: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2020
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Championship
FA Cup
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
League One
National League
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Ukrainian Premier League
Danish Superliga
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Eerste Divisie
Copa Libertadores
Copa Sudamericana
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
AFC Champions League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Premier League 2 - Div 2
Gallagher Premiership
Super League Playoffs
NFL
6.15pm
Ravens
@
Steelers
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Tottenham HotspurSpurs96212191220
2Liverpool96212116520
3Chelsea953122101218
4Leicester CityLeicester96031812618
5Southampton95221713417
6Everton95131916316
7Aston Villa85031911815
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham94231510514
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves9423910-114
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
11Crystal Palace94141213-113
12Arsenal9414910-113
13Manchester CityMan City83321011-112
14Leeds UnitedLeeds93241417-311
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle93241015-511
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton92341315-29
17Burnley8125412-85
18Fulham9117918-94
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9036618-123
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd9018415-111

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!