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Match preview: Owls v Bristol City

20 December 2019

Sheffield Wednesday return to Hillsborough on Sunday (12.00pm) for the final game before Christmas.

Bristol City are the visitors this weekend, who are outside the top six only on goal difference but looking to respond after suffering back to back defeats.

Those two losses both came on home soil against Millwall (1-2) and Blackburn (0-2).

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The Robins haven't lost three in a row since November 2018.

Wednesday, meanwhile, will be aiming to build on last weekend’s superb performance away at Nottingham Forest.

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The 4-0 win at the City Ground earned Wednesday the LMA Performance of the Week award and was the Owls’ third win in four games.

Garry Monk’s side are unbeaten in five games.

Team news

SWFC: Sam Hutchinson remains suspended and will serve the final game of his two-match ban on Sunday.

Fernando Forestieri (knee) remains sidelined.

Kieran Lee missed the trip to Forest following the birth of his newborn son but is back in training and available.

Moses Odubajo is back from suspension.

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Owls top scorer Steven Fletcher has scored 12 times in 21 league games and is just one goal away from his highest scoring campaign in a single English league football season.

Elsewhere the Owls have no fresh injury concerns.

Bristol City: Lee Johnson is set to welcome back defender Taylor Moore, who missed the last two games with a knee problem.

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Fellow defender Tomas Kalas (tendonitis) may also be back in contention, and Jay Dasilva (shin) has returned to training.

Championship form

Owls: DWWDW
Bristol City: LWWLL

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 12 goals
Andreas Weimann: 7 goals

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Tickets

Ticket for this Category E fixture start from £25 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for Under 11 Members on the Kop.

S6 Foodbank

S6 Foodbank returns to Hillsborough on Sunday 22 December, giving supporters an opportunity to donate supplies to those in need this Christmas.

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Safety

Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences and the club have a zero-tolerance policy to these.

iFollow

This weekend, iFollow commentary will be from Rob O’Neill and Owls midfielder Sam Hutchinson!

Due to broadcast restrictions, the game will not be available on iFollow for overseas subscribers to stream.

Last five v Bristol City

Owls 2-0 Bristol City – 22 April 2019 – Championship
Bristol City 1-2 Owls – 7 October 2018 – Championship
Bristol City 4-0 Owls – 3 March 2018 – Championship
Owls 0-0 Bristol City – 18 November 2017 – Championship
Bristol City 2–2 Owls – 31 February 2017 – Championship

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