By Tanaka Mvere
Inform Adam Reach is hoping to extend his goal scoring run against unstoppable Bristol City, who seem to be scoring goals for fun.
Sheffield Wednesday host Bristol City at Hillsborough on Saturday as the Sky Bet Championship returns to action, following an international break. Both teams are looking to extend their run of three games without defeat.
In their last league outing, Sheffield Wednesday were victorious away at Aston Villa with goals from Adam Reach and Jordan Rhodes. The win saw Wednesday climb up to 11th place in the league table, three points off the play-off places. A win will see the Owls back into the play-offs, should results go their way.
Adam Reach believes Wednesday will be confident in taking home the three points if they play as well as they did against Aston Villa’.
Bristol City will also go into this game off a 2-0 win away at Fulham, with goals from Bobby Reid and Korey Smith. City are currently fourth in the league after having a terrific start to their campaign. A win for City will also boost their claims to be potential contenders for promotion in May.
In the run up to this fixture, Robins boss Lee Johnson said that he believes his side can disrupt a good Sheffield Wednesday side. He doesn’t expect this it to be an easy one for his side as he also said that his players will have to prepare for the environment if they are to get a result at Hillsborough.
Wednesday Carlos Carvalhal has put faith in the atmosphere created at Hillsborough on matchdays. Carvalhal said: “We like to play in front of our fans, we enjoy a lot to play at Hillsborough with a lot of people around our team”.
The Owls have Kieran Lee back in contention to face City on Saturday. The midfielder missed Wednesday’s win at Villa due to injury. Manager Carvalhal will consider recalling him back to the line-up or stay with Jacob Butterfield.
Sheffield Wednesday have won at home against City in each of the last two league campaigns, 3-2 in the 2016/17 season and 2-0 in the 2015/16 season.
However City have only lost the last two out of 13 league matches against the Owls. (W6 D5)
Bristol City have scored more set piece goals than any other team in the championship this season (11). Sheffield Wednesday are the only team yet to concede from a set piece.
Jordan Rhodes could be an attacking threat as he has been involved in five goals in three previous appearances against Bristol City (four goals, one assist).