Ian Holloway predicts Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County, raves about Lucas Joao

The pundit has been previewing Sheffield Wednesday's Championship clash with Derby.

Ian Holloway has predicted a 2-2 draw when Derby County travel to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.

Both teams are in good form and sit in healthy positions in the Championship table.

And Holloway can't pick them apart as a result. He has, however, singled 22-year-old Wednesday forward Lucas Joao out for praise, suggesting there will be goals galore and plenty of entertainment for both sets of fans.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "I really like both these teams. This is one of the games of the weekend. The fans will be spoilt with this one - there is going to be goals, goals, goals.

"Wednesday have an investor who is flashing his money around and I've been very impressed with their results. They've pulled a couple of gems out of the bag in the transfer market, including Lucas Joao, and fair play to them. It shows the club are moving in the right direction by having a huge scouting network."

Both sides are in strong form based on their last 10 games, with Sheffield Wednesday having won five and lost just the once.

Derby, meanwhile, have won an impressive eight in 10. Paul Clement's men sit just two points off the summit of the Championship table as a result.

A win could move Derby into first spot should other results work in their favour, while the same applies for the Owls in terms of the play-off places.

As Holloway says, it should be a well-rounded contest when Wednesday clash with the Rams. Is a score draw a fair prediction from the pundit?

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