Even though Sheffield Wednesday have only just gained promotion to the Championship, most people thought they would comfortably adapt to the division considering their strong spending power. However, that’s not been the case and as they approach this game, the Owls sit one place below opponents Peterborough, who were always seen as potential strugglers.
Still, while Dave Jones’ Wednesday outfit may be disappointed at being in the bottom three, the club will at least be buoyed following their victory over Ipswich last weekend. That win, a comfortable 3-0 score line, proved to be their first in ten in all competitions and relieved a considerable amount of pressure from the shoulders of Jones. However, whether or not they can build on that result is another matter and it will be interesting to see just how the club fare as they return to Hillsborough this weekend. Over recent weeks they have managed to pick up just one point out of a possible twelve at home, yet many are predicting that their recent win will turn their season around and aid them with a push up the table.
Peterborough meanwhile sit just one place above their opponents, meaning that they are not currently in the bottom three. However, the fact it is by just one goal speaks volumes about their frailties and many believe that Posh are a lot more in danger than Wednesday. Still, just like their opponents they have also managed to put together some decent form ahead of this game, having recorded successive home wins over Derby and Huddersfield. Those results mean that Darren Ferguson’s men have actually won four of their last six games, which means they are on a very good run. Of course, with the recent two victories occurring at London Road, it remains to be seen how they will fare as they embark on an away fixture this weekend.¬
As you would expect, Sheffield Wednesday are tipped to keep changes to a minimum for this clash after their result last week. There were suspicions that Chris Lines could make an appearance following a groin problem, yet Dave Jones claims he is not yet ready to return to action. Peterborough on the other hand have received a massive boost, with both George Boyd and Michael Bostwick both in contention after early scares during the week. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news for Posh and Tommy Rowe may not feature as an ankle issue continues to hinder him.
Sheffield Wednesday have been in a miserable rut of form over recent months, but we think their fortunes will now change. The Owls hold the home advantage and following that convincing win over Ipswich, we think they will brush Peterborough aside in 2-0 fashion.