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3 things to look out for in the Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday match

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Promotion-chasing Sheffield Wednesday make the long journey down to the South West this afternoon looking to all but seal a play-off place in the Sky Bet Championship.

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For the Robins, a win would all but see them secure survival, and manager Lee Johnson is sure to have his players fired up to take scalp from a team higher in the table.

A few signings in January and Johnson putting his own stamp on the team have seen them pull clear enough of the relegation zone to be relatively safe, and three points today could more or less secure Championship status.

Wednesday and their manager Carlos Carvalhal have had a brilliant season on the other hand, sitting in fifth place.

The Owls have been solid at the back and scored plenty of goals too, so will be looking for more of the same this afternoon at Ashton Gate.

FootballLeagueWorld writer Lee Connor identifies THREE things to look out for in today’s game…

1) High stakes

It is a chance for both clubs to more or less seal their end of season objectives, albeit at the opposite ends of the table.

A draw really is not the ideal result, though not the end of the world, so one would expect both sides, especially the home team, to come out looking for the win and three points.

Bristol City have enough in their squad to make sure they do not get sucked in to the bottom three, but will have to be on their guard today against what is an extremely strong Owls team.

2) Aden Flint

Sheffield Wednesday will know all about the big defender, who has been attracting interest from the Premier League this season.

It is not just his defensive knowhow, but his attacking threat, especially from dead balls, which makes his stand out.

Flint managed double figures last season in the Robins’ promotion campaign from League One, and has six to his name this season.

The Owls must be organised at the back and stick to their guns if they are to prevent the big man from adding to his tally.

3) The Owls strike force

The Owls will likely line up with both Fernando Forestieri and Gary Hooper in the team, and between them they have nearly 30 goals, with Hooper only joining full time in January.

The Bristol City rearguard will have be at their best to prevent these two getting a sniff in front of goal.

There are plenty of other attacking options in the Owls squad, such as Barry Bannan and Ross Wallace from out wide, but it is the front two who the Robins must keep their eye on the most today.

Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday fans… what do you think the score will be? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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