Michael Owen predicts Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County

Michael Owen

Sheffield Wednesday will face Derby County at the Hillsborough Stadium in the Championship on Sunday afternoon.

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Colossusbets.com that Sunday afternoon’s Championship clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County at the Hillsborough Stadium will end in a draw.

“Sheffield Wednesday have an excellent home record with five wins and only one loss in their opening nine matches, but they will need to be at their best when third-placed Derby visit at the weekend,” wrote Owen.

“Derby have only conceded 11 goals in 18 games, while Wednesday have shipped a respectable nine goals in front of their own fans. So I go 1-1 and 0-0.”

Wednesday are eighth in the Championship table at the moment with 28 points from 18 matches.

The Owls are just a point behind six-place Cardiff City and are very much in the running for a playoff spot.

Carlos Carvalhal’s side will head into the game on Sunday on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Stoke City away from home at the Britannia Stadium in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Meanwhile, Derby currently find themselves third in the Championship table with 36 points from 18 matches, five points behind leaders Brighton & Hove Albion with a game in hand.

The Rams have one of the best squads in the Championship and are aiming for a top-two finish.

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