Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to build on an impressive win over Birmingham City when they return to action on Wednesday evening.
Barry Bannan’s penalty against the Blues proved to be the difference between the two sides, as the Owls edged closer to moving into positive points.
Garry Monk’s side remain rooted to the bottom of the Championship table, and are just four points adrift of moving out of negative points, after being deducted 12 points at the start of this year’s campaign for off-the-field problems.
Sheffield Wednesday’s next match is against Brentford, in what is certain to be a tricky test for the Owls, against a Bees side that will be looking to make it back-t0-back wins after a 2-0 victory over Coventry City in their last match.
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit David Prutton issued his thoughts ahead of the clash between the two sides, and predicted that the Owls will run out narrow 2-1 winners at Hillsborough on Wednesday evening.
“Had it not been for their 12-point penalty at the start of the season, the Owls would have been sat comfortably inside the top 10 and it looks as though overcoming that punishment could be the catalyst that propels them up the table once they return to positive points.
“Brentford, meanwhile, can now settle knowing that the protracted Said Benrahma transfer saga is done and dusted. They looked comfortable against Coventry but don’t tend to have much luck at Hillsborough and I think that’ll continue.”
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I’m not sure I agree with his prediction here!
Sheffield Wednesday have really impressed me this season, as they’re showing much-needed fight at a crucial stage of this year’s campaign.
But Brentford are a team that will pose Garry Monk’s side with a considerable threat on Wednesday evening, and it really wouldn’t surprise me to see this one end a draw at Hillsborough.
They’re both evenly matched, and Wednesday will be confident of building on an impressive display against Birmingham City at the weekend.