Brighton return to the scene of their play-off nightmare, as they take on a Sheffield Wednesday side, which hasn’t lived up to expectations thus far, but still remain in firm contention around the play-offs.
Sheffield Wednesday News;
Sheffield Wednesday could welcome back Daniel Pudil after he has missed the last 3 games through injury. Sam Hutchinson and Lucas Joao are both doubts though. Kieran Lee and Steven Fletcher are the top Owls scorers this season with 3 goals each.
Form; D, W, W, L, W, W
FACT; Wednesday have claimed 10 points from losing positions this season, the most in the league.
Dale Stephens will serve his 1 match ban, after picking up a red on Tuesday, while Beram Kayal will also miss out. Gaetan Bong is avaliable again, after serving his 1 match ban. Glenn Murray is still the leading Brighton scorer with 5 goal this season.
Form; L, W, W, L, W, D
FACT; Have not conceded in 380 championship minutes and have the best defensive record in the league, only shipping 6 goals so far.
Last Time We Met: BHAFC - SWFC (16/5/16);
Brighton’s playoff heartbreak continued after they were knocked out after losing over 2 legs. After plenty of chances, Lewis Dunk’s goal gave the Seagulls hope of turning around the 2 goal deficit, but a goal from Ross Wallace was enough to see the Owls over the line.
Brighton have an abysmal record at Hillsbrough; they haven’t won their in their history and have only beaten the Owls 5 times in 23 matches. They also haven’t won any of the last 9 meetings between the 2, and have only managed to score 4 goals during that time.
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;
Knockaert, Sidwell, Murphy, Norwood, Skalak;
Wednesday 0-0 Brighton