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Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers head to Sheffield to take on The Owls

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

After picking up a point at Reading on Tuesday night, Bolton Wanderers head to Hillsborough to take on the struggling Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls, who sit just above Wanderers in 17th place, will see today’s game as the perfect opportunity to push away from the relegation places. Tuesday’s 2-1 home defeat to Ipswich Town left Wednesday two points above Bolton, so a Wanderers win could seem them drop to 19th.

Something that may worry Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay is the fact that Wanderers have a very good record at Hillsborough, having won there on four of their last five visits.

Bolton have already beaten The Owls twice this season, so can they make it a hat trick?

Wanderers will be hoping to build on the unbeaten run away from home, having picked up points at Norwich and Reading. A win could see Bolton move eight points clear of the relegation places.

With just ten games to go, it’s a cliche but every point matters. Hopefully, in front of nearly 2000 travelling Wanderers fans, Bolton can grab the win.

Team News

David Wheater and Josh Vela could return to the match day squad after missing out against Reading. Sammy Ameobi could be in contention after missing out on Tuesday through injury.

Meanwhile, Wednesday are missing several players. Kieran Lee, Joost van Aken, Sam Hutchinson, Keiren Westwood, Barry Bannan, Marco Matias and Fernando Forestieri will definitely miss the match. Daniel Pudil, Frederico Venancio and Sean Clare could play a part in the game.


Sheffield Wednesday - WLLLL

Bolton - LWDLD


Wednesday are evens with the bookies to get the win. A Wanderers win had odds of 29/10, whilst a draw is 23/10.

Match Prediction

Draw. 0-0 or 1-1.