Brighton face sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday in a crucial match for both teams. Wednesday are hoping to move closer to securing a play-off spot with a win tonight whereas Brighton are dreaming of something even bigger. Automatic promotion.
Last 5 games
The Seagulls currently have two wins, two draws, and one loss in their last 5 games. Two emphatic 4-0 victories against Bristol City and Leeds United reignited fans promotion hopes after a disappointing 4-1 loss to Cardiff. Solid draws away to Hull and Preston mean that Brighton have acquired 8 points in their last 5 games.
Sheffield Wednesday have only picked up 5 points in their last 5 games, picking up a 4-0 win against Brentford, as well as draws versus QPR and Hull. Disappointing defeats against Preston and Rotherham have stopped them from pushing away from the pack immediately below them.
Last time out:
The teams participated in a drab 0-0 draw. Amazingly there were only 3 shots on target from both sides combined during that game! Lets hope tonight’s match is more exciting.
Tomer Hemed leads Brighton’s scoring charts with 11 goals and has been in brilliant form recently. Most fans will be looking towards the no. 10 to lead Brighton’s promotion charge. Jamie Murphy has been equally as impressive recently, scoring 6 goals this season. He made it 7 against Preston however a suspicious offside call denied the Scotsman.
The Owls will be missing 12-goal striker, Fernando Forestieri, currently serving a 2-match ban.
Joe Bennett is currently plying his trade with Wednesday (on loan from Aston Villa). Most fans will remember him from last season. Bennett made 42 appearances for the Seagulls.
We are looking forward to…
A nerve-racking but crucial match which could be a major factor in promotion for both sides.
Fact of the day:
Brighton have failed to score in each of their last four matches against Sheffield Wednesday. However The Seagulls have won their last four home league games, netting 12 goals in the process.
Both teams will be looking to get the 3 points tonight in what will be a massive game. I feel like based off recent form (especially at home), Brighton have the edge of Wednesday. However we haven’t scored in our last four matches vs The Owls so it’s hard to predict who is the favourite. Personally I think Brighton will edge this one 1-0. We have been brilliant of late and the absence of Forestieri will be an annoyance for Sheffield.