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Match preview: Owls v Birmingham

31 December 2018

The Owls begin 2019 with a home fixture against Birmingham and here is swfc.co.uk’s match preview;

Confidence is high in the Owls’ camp after three positive performances over the festive period.

Despite West Brom’s late equaliser at The Hawthorns on Saturday, Wednesday can take plenty from their recent turnaround in form, which has included wins over Preston and Middlesbrough.

Meanwhile, the Blues have won four of their last seven games, losing just one and are four points behind sixth spot.

Birmingham have not conceded in their last three outings and won the previous meeting between the two sides by a 3-1 scoreline at St Andrew’s in October.

Team news

Owls: Keiren Westwood and Steven Fletcher could both return to the starting XI after missing the trip to West Brom.

Adam Reach (hamstring) was substituted during the first half at The Hawthorns, though caretaker boss Lee Bullen said after the game the change was precautionary and the 25-year-old could be involved on Tuesday.

Sam Winnall made his first senior appearance on Saturday since February and the striker will be hoping to play a part on New Year’s Day at Hillsborough.

Birmingham: Kristian Pedersen (ankle) is a doubt after missing Blues' last three games. Marc Roberts (hamstring), Isaac Vassell (hip) and David Davis (ankle) remain sidelined.

Tickets

Tickets for the New Year’s Day fixture are just £20 in all stands for adults. Full details HERE.

Golden Ticket!

Don’t forget to be particularly careful with your copy of ‘Wednesday’ on New Year’s Day!

Yes, our ever-popular Golden Ticket is back and one lucky Wednesdayite will scoop a raft of fabulous prizes! <Find out more here! >

Minute’s applause

The first home game of the New Year will be preceded by a minute’s applause.

The tribute marks the loss of everyone from the Wednesday family in the year of 2018.

Follow the game live

Subscribers in the UK and overseas can watch the game live via iFollow with commentary from Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

For our UK subscribers, match passes are priced at £10.

Subscriptions for audio-only start from just £4.49 per month to listen to every Owls' fixture home and away.



Last five v Birmingham

2018/19
Birmingham 3-1 Owls | 27 October 2018 | Championship

2017/18
Owls 1-3 Birmingham| 3 February 2018 | Championship
Birmingham 1-0 Owls| 27 November 2017 | Championship

2016/17
Owls 3-0 Birmingham | 10 February 2017 | Championship (pictured below)
Birmingham 2-1 Owls | 17 September 2016 | Championship


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