Nicholas predicts Jordan Rhodes to score for Sheffield Wednesday

General view inside the stadium during the Sky Bet Championship play off semi final, second leg match between Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town at Hillsborough Stadium on May 17,...

Sheffield Wednesday will face Carlisle United in the FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday.

Jordan Rhodes of Sheffield Wednesday heads the ball at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in...

Charlie Nicholas has predicted on Skysports.com that Sheffield Wednesday will win against Carlisle United at the Hillsborough Stadium in the FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday evening.

The former Celtic and Arsenal forward believes that Championship club Wednesday will win the game against League Two side Carlisle 3-0.

Nicholas has also backed Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes to score the opening goal of the match.

Jordan Rhodes of Sheffield Wednesday and Andrew Taylor of Bolton compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron...

The Scotland international is a proven goalscorer in the Championship, but the performances of the former Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough striker so far this season have not been great.

Rhodes has scored just four goals and provided only one assist in 1217 minutes of Championship football for the Owls so far this campaign, according to WhoScored.

The 27-year-old striker joined Wednesday on loan from Middlesbrough in January 2017 for the rest of the 2016-17 campaign and signed a permanent contract with the Owls in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by Gazette Live to be worth £10 million.

Jordan Rhodes of Sheffield Wednesday  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday at DW Stadium on February 3, 2017 in Wigan, England.

Nicholas wrote on Skysports.com: “This was my tip for a surprise in the last round, but Wednesday managed to get a replay despite failing to score yet again.

“Jos Luhukay will be looking to build on a positive result in the Steel City derby and I think he will play the strongest team to get a result.”

A footnote added: “Charlie predicts: 3-0 and Jordan Rhodes to score first.”

Jordan Rhodes of Sheffield Wednesday goes down injured during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton at Hillsborough on December 15, 2017 in Sheffield,...

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