Can Owls tame Wolves at Hillsborough?

By Chris Morris
Last updated : 15 December 2017

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Sheffield Wednesday host Wolves at Hillsborough on Friday night as they look to lift themselves from the bottom half of the Championship table.

Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal, who will serve a 1-match touchline ban tonight, is coming under increasing pressure as the Owls have slipped away from the play-off picture on a run of 5 games without a win and without much attacking intent for the Wednesday faithful to cheer.

The home side will be hoping right-back Jack Hunt and former Wolves striker Steven Fletcher are fit enough for selection after missing last weekend’s defeat at Norwich. They remain without Tom Lees, Sam Hutchinson, Fernando Forestieri and George Boyd.

Wolves suffered a rare mini setback last weekend when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Sunderland, bringing to and end a run of 6 successive victories. The visitors have no fresh injury concerns and could welcome influential attacker Halder Costa back into the starting line-up.

The Owls have only been beaten once at Hillsborough so far this season but far too many draws has seen them drop to 10 points off the play-off pace. Wednesday took 4 points off Wolves last season thanks to a 2-0 away win and a 0-0 draw at Hillsborough but the league leaders are a completely different proposition this season.

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