BHAFC v SWFC (20/1/17) | Match Preview

Brighton welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the South Coast, looking to bounce back after their defeat to Preston last weekend; a defeat which ended their 18 match unbeaten run. 

Sheffield Wednesday News;

Wednesday could give new signing Sam Winnall his first start, while Callum McManaman should be available after illness. Kieran Lee is out as he undergoes surgery on a hip injury. Wednesday won last time out against Huddersfield, thanks to goals from Ross Wallace and Fernando Forestieri. Winnall is the top scorer with 11 goals, but they all come when he was at Barnsley, so Forestieri is the actual top scorer with 7.

Form; W, W, D, D, L, W

FACT; The Owls have never lost twice to the Seagulls in the same season.

Brighton News;

Brighton welcome back Lewis Dunk from suspension, while Dale Stephens and Seb Pocognoli are back after illness/injury; however Gaetan Bong still remains sidelined. Brighton lost for the first time in 19 games last time out, as they lost to Preston. Goals from Paul Huntington and Callum Robinson were enough to collect all 3 points, even after Tomer Hemed had missed a injury time penalty. Glenn Murray is the top Seagulls scorer with 15 goals.

Form; W, W, W, W, W, L

FACT; Have conceded just 17 league goals this season; their fewest after 25 matches of a season in their history.

Last Time We Met: SWFC [1]-[2] BHAFC (1/10/16);

Brighton won for the first time at Hillsborough thanks to goals from Sam Baldock and Anthony Knockaert. A late Gary Hooper goal was only good enough to be a consolation goal for the Owls.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 6 of the 34 meetings between the 2, while Wednesday have claimed victory 14 times. Before Brighton’s success in October, their last victory against the Owls was back in September 2012; the last game to be played on a Friday night between the 2 sides. In between those victories, Wednesday had won 4 of the 8 and had let in only 3 goals.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli;

Kncokaert, Stephens, Norwood, Murphy;

Baldock, Murray;

Prediction;

Brighton 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday 

 

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