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Match preview: Owls v Birmingham

27 November 2019

The Owls return to Hillsborough in the Sky Bet Championship this evening.

Birmingham are tonight’s opposition in S6, who are looking for their first away win since mid-September.

Wednesday are unbeaten in five on home soil but will be looking to respond following late setbacks in each of their last three league outings.

But the Owls’ form on home soil has been a positive with just three defeats from the last 22 league games at Hillsborough.

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The Owls are ninth in the Championship, two points ahead of Birmingham who head into tonight’s game in 16th position.

Team news

SWFC: Liam Palmer serves the first game of his three-match suspension.

The full back was sent off late in the 2-1 defeat at West Brom and begins his ban this evening.

Manager Garry Monk has options in terms of replacements at the back with Moses Odubajo pushing for a recall, while Owls captain Tom Lees is fit and available to come back into the side.

Cameron Dawson will start between the sticks for the Owls.

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Birmingham: Captain Harlee Dean remains absent for the Blues as he completes his three-match ban.

Goalkeeper Connal Trueman is likely to remain in goal after making his first appearance of the season in the Blues’ 1-1 draw away at Huddersfield on Saturday.

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Midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld (ACL), who has not played since early April, is not expected to return until early next year as he continues his recovery.

Championship form

Owls: WDLDL
Birmingham: WWLLD

Video preview – Garry Monk

Tickets

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

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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

For this midweek clash with Birmingham, the game will be live on iFollow both in the UK and for international subscribers.

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Wednesdayites can watch the game on iFollow with multi-camera coverage and match commentary with Rob O’Neill and John Pearson!

Video match passes are available to UK-based supporters for £10 and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.

Last five v Birmingham

Owls 1-1 Birmingham – 1 Jan 2019 – Championship
Birmingham 2-2 Owls – 27 Oct 2018 – Championship
Owls 1-3 Birmingham – 3 Feb 2018 – Championship
Birmingham 1-0 Owls – 27 Sept 2017 – Championship
Owls 3-0 Birmingham – 10 Feb 2017 – Championship (pictured)

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