Blackburn are 11th in the Championship standings at the moment, but are only five points off Middlesbrough, who occupy the last of the playoff positions.
In the last round of matches, Blackburn Rovers were dealt a setback when they lost 1-0 away to Stoke City thanks to an early goal from Nick Powell.
Sheffield Wednesday, on the other hand, managed a 1-0 success of their own, to register their first win under Tony Pulis.
Wednesday are 23rd in the Championship, and are desperately looking for points to help them avoid a relegation scrap at the end of the season.
Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-Head
Sheffield Wednesday just edge the head-to-head battle against Blackburn Rovers at the moment, with 59 wins in 156 previous games between these two sides. Blackburn Rovers have 57 wins in this fixture.
A total of 38 games between these two sides have ended in draws in the past.
Blackburn Rovers form guide: L-W-L-L-D
Sheffield Wednesday form guide: W-L-L-L-L
Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday Team News
Joe Rankin-Costello, Scott Wharton, Elliott Bennett, and Corry Evans are all expected to miss out with various injury problems.
Ben Brereton is back in training, but is unlikely to be risked from the start for this game. Centre-back Daniel Ayala is also a doubt, and is thought to have less of a chance than Brereton to feature in this game.
Injured: Derrick Williams, Joe Rankin-Costello, Elliott Bennett, Corry Evans
Doubtful: Ben Brereton, Daniel Ayala
Sheffield Wednesday have a long-term absentee in defender Dominic Iorfa. Julian Borner is also set to miss this game.
Injured: Dominic Iorfa, Julian Borner
Doubtful: Massimo Luongo
Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday Predicted XI
Blackburn Rovers predicted XI (4-3-3): Thomas Kaminski; Ryan Nyambe, Darragh Lenihan, Bradley Johnson, Ben Douglas; Lewis Holtby, Tom Trybull, Joe Rothwell; Harvey Elliott, Adam Armstrong, Sam Gallagher
Sheffield Wednesday Predicted XI (3-5-2): Keiren Westwood; Liam Palmer, Chey Dunkley, Tom Lees; Kadeem Harris, Barry Bannan, Massimo Luongo, Joey Pelupessy, Adam Reach; Calum Paterson, Josh Windass
Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction
Blackburn Rovers have been on a good run of form recently, the defeat against Stoke City last weekend notwithstanding.
We are predicting that they will come out of this game with a narrow win.
Prediction: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Sheffield WednesdayPublished 24 Dec 2020, 18:52 IST