Sheffield Wednesday take on Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon at Hillsborough.
The Owls are currently ninth in the table, just four points off of the top six, although suffered a somewhat surprising 3-1 defeat to out-of-form Charlton Athletic prior to the international break.
Huddersfield also suffered a disappointing loss, going down 3-0 at home to Leeds United, their third defeat in four games.
Saturday gives both sides a good opportunity to get back to winning ways, and FootballLeagueWorld writer Matt Clayton identifies three things to look out for on Saturday afternoon…
1) Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to bounce back from defeat
Both sides come in on the back of slightly surprising defeats.
The Owls lost 3-1 away to struggling Charlton, while the Terriers suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Yorkshire rivals Leeds.
It should be an open game, neither side will want back-to-back defeats, in particular Owls boss Carlos Carvahal, whose side have shown real quality so far this season, and look like they could make a play-off push this year.
The Owls are four points off the play-offs after 16 games, and Carvahal will see this as a game to try and bounce back with a win to keep in touch with the top six.
2) David Wagner’s first game in charge of the Terriers
The German has come in with a good reputation of wanting to play fast, pressing football which will no doubt take time to implement at Huddersfield.
It will be interesting to see what immediate changes Wagner has made during the international break, which is as a good a chance as any to talk to his players and outline his ideas.
Wagner watched his new team from the stands before the international break, and he will know he has a lot of work to do to put his stamp on the Championship, especially given as he is new to England and English football.
Some players may up their performance to try and impress their new manager, which is often the case when a new manager takes charge. Ultimately, he will be looking to start his tenure with a win.
3) Both teams will be going for the win
Both side will want to return to winning ways after defeats before the international break.
It should make for an open contest at Hillsborough, with hopefully neither side sitting back. It would be more expected if the visitors came with a game-plan to try and nullify the threats of the hosts, but it certainly doesn’t mean that they will play for only a point.
This season, Carvahal’s Owls have attacked sides at home and got good results, so there’s no reason why that might change on Saturday. Huddersfield will have to defend at their best to keep the hosts out.
A win for the Owls would move them closer towards the play-off places which is undoubtedly where they want to be come May.
Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield fans… how do you seen this game going? Can the Owls resurrect their promotion bid? Or will Wagner win his first game in charge of the Terriers? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!