Brighton and Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday kicks off a key weekend for several championship teams.

 

Team News

Chris Houghton will be pleased to have three players back. Defender, Sebastien Pocognoli (thigh) and midfielder, Dale Stephens (illness) return to the matchday squad alongside Lewis Dunk who served a two match suspension.

Seagulls left back, Gaetan Bong misses this match with a knee issue.

Wednesday have a full squad to choose from with new signing, Sam Winnall set for his first start since signing from Barnsley.

Winger, Callum McManaman is expected to feature after recovering from illness.

 

Form 

Brighton will be looking to reignite their winning run after a shock 2-0 defeat at Preston North End last time out.

Across their last four league games. Albion have amassed 12 points to the Owls’ eight.

They have also scored more goals in the same period so will be confident of getting at least a draw tonight.

Sheffield Wednesday beat fellow promotion contenders, Huddersfield Town last weekend and will therefore be confident of a second consecutive scalp amongst those around them.

Both teams met in the Championship play off semi finals, last season.

The match at the AMEX ended in a 1-1 draw but the visitors progressed 3-1 on aggregate to Wembley, where they lost to Hull City.

 

Facts

  • Brighton are still looking for their first ever double over Sheffield Wednesday
  • This fixture was last played on a Friday night in 2012 with Brighton winning that match 3-0.

 

Prediction: Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Result: Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

 

 

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