As the Championship continues its return the games are being played thick and fast. The next mouth-watering fixture to look forward to takes place this Wednesday, as mid-table Sheffield Wednesday welcome high-flying West Bromwich Albion to Hillsborough Stadium.
The home side Wednesday will be hoping they can make it two wins on the bounce after defeating Bristol City 2-1 on Sunday.
Garry Monk’s side who find themselves sitting just in the bottom half of the table in 13th will be hoping a huge result in midweek would be enough to push them into the top half.
A goal either side of half time from Connor Wickham and Massimo Luongo was enough to take home all three points on the road this weekend despite a comeback effort from City who got themselves back into the game in the 69th minute through Nahki Wells.
West Brom, on the other hand, will not be coming into the game with the same confidence as they fell to defeat on Friday night against fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford.
The Baggies conceded at Griffin Park within the opening 20 minutes thanks to a goal from striker Ollie Watkins. This breakthrough was enough to seal a crucial win for the London side and send West Brom home with nothing to show for their efforts.
Slaven Bilic’s side can still remain optimistic however as they occupy second-spot with a four-point lead over the chasing pack and a narrow three-point gap behind league leaders Leeds United.
I think that West Brom will have too much quality for The Owls on the night, not to mention the motivation to redeem themselves after falling short in such a big game last week.
Bilic will have his eyes firmly fixed on the top of the table, and if that is not enough motivation to win the game then I am not too sure what is.
Silverware is still on the cards for The Baggies as I feel as if they will put up a fight to move over the next obstacle in their path, in order to be playing top-flight football again next season.
Match Preview written by Liam Rice.