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Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2020-21

Sheffield and Reading canceled each other out in the last game
Sheffield and Reading canceled each other out in the last game
Sachin Bhat
ANALYST
Modified 04 Mar 2021
Preview

High-flying Reading will hope to build on their momentum when they host Sheffield Wednesday at the Madejski Stadium in the Championship on Saturday.

Back-to-back victories against Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers have brought the Biscuitmen's campaign back on track. Reading trail second-placed Brentford by six points.

They'll have the opportunity to add more wind to their sails when a relegation-battling Sheffield come to town. The Owls are currently on a downward spiral after losing their last five consecutive games.

This has left the side second from bottom in the table with just 28 points from 33 games, seven off safety. New manager Darren Moore has the monumental task of turning the side's fortunes around.

He's already been served a baptism of fire in his first game, losing 2-1 to Rotherham United at home just a day after taking charge. He now stares at a long list of 15 games ahead of him.


Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-To-Head

In 30 meetings between the sides, the spoils are closely shared, with Sheffield winning 12 times and losing 11 games to Reading.

Earlier this season, however, the Championship teams played out a 1-1 stalemate in Sheffield at the start of December.

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Reading Form Guide (all competitions): W-L-L-W-W

Sheffield Wednesday Form Guide (all competitions): L-L-L-L-L


Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Reading

The home side have no injury concerns going into the match and no players were suspended either. Thomas Holmes, however, is one booking away from a ban.

Injured: None

Suspended: None

Unavailable: None

Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls have a clean bill of health, with all key players available for selection.

Injured: None

Suspended: None

Unavailable: None


Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday Predicted XI

Reading (4-2-3-1): Rafael Cabral; Andy Yiadom, Michael Morrison, Liam Moore, Omar Richards; Alfa Semedo, Josh Laurent; Andy Rinomhota, Michael Olise, Ovie Ejaria; Lucas Joao.

Sheffield Wednesday (4-4-1-1): Kieren Westwood; Liam Palmer, Tom Lees, Julian Borner, Matt Penney; Adam Reach, Sam Hutchinson, Liam Shaw, Josh Windass; Barry Bannan; Callum Paterson.


Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction

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Reading are the form side of the two and the advantage of playing at home should tilt the balance further in their favor. The Owls desperately need points but might have to wait a while longer for that.

We expect Reading to secure a win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Prediction: Reading 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Published 04 Mar 2021, 18:24 IST
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