Blunt attack set to face porous defence
Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in 6 games but many of their fans are from happy at the moment. The Owls have drawn 4 of those 6 matches and having closed the gap on the top 6 to 3 points at one stage during this run, 3 successive draws have seen the margin widen to 6 points going into this weekend.
To add to the frustration, despite having an array of attacking options that many Championship teams would be envious of, the Owls are failing to provide their forwards with adequate ammunition and the sorry statistic doing the rounds recently is that no team in the division managed less shots on target than Wednesday during the month of November.
Hull City visit Hillsborough this weekend and the Owls coaching staff have been calling on the fans to back the team and help fire them to victory on Saturday. Hull make the trip west with manager Leonid Slutsky coming under increasing pressure. The Tigers went on a 3-match unbeaten run, picking up 7 points from 9 a month ago but they have followed that up with a 6-match winless streak that has seen them concede 15 goals despite keeping a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at Millwall during this spell. Last Saturday they held a 2-0 lead at home to Bristol City with 25 minutes to go only to end up losing 3-2.
Only the bottom 2 sides in the division have conceded more goals than Slutsky’s side so far and so it looks like the ideal fixture for the Owls as they try to reignite their season. Wednesday’s fixture list in the lead up to Christmas looks tough on paper with a trip to Norwich followed by homes games against league leaders Wolves and promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough so they need to find some form in front of goal.