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Match preview: Owls v Stoke

22 October 2019

Wednesday return to Hillsborough this evening in the Sky Bet Championship and face a Stoke side enjoying a recent turnaround in fortunes.

The Owls head into tonight’s clash with the Potters in eighth spot, one point outside of the top six.

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Stoke, meanwhile, have been boosted by back to back wins to climb off the foot of the table.

Nathan Jones’ side ended their winless run in the Championship before the international break by coming from behind to defeat Swansea 2-1 on the road.

That success was followed by a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday to leave Stoke two points from safety in 23rd.

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Looking at the stats, Wednesday have tasted defeat on just two of the last 22 home league matches played on a Tuesday evening – winning 13 and drawing seven.

The Owls are also unbeaten against tonight’s opposition in the last six meetings, winning two and drawing four.

Team news

SWFC: Keiren Westwood (ankle) missed out in the 1-1 draw with Cardiff last Friday and will be assessed ahead of the game.

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Cameron Dawson made his fifth appearance of the season in the Welsh capital and could be called upon again this evening.

Tom Lees (hamstring) will not feature as the Owls captain continues his recovery.

Stoke: James McLean (back) is likely to be available for the visitors.

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Bruno Martins indi played through illness in Stoke’s 2-0 win over Fulham and will be monitored ahead of the S6 clash.

Championship form

Owls: DWLWD
Stoke: DLLWW

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

Tonight’s game is a co-exclusive fixture for Sky Sports and a full production from Hillsborough will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Action.

Aside from Sky, the game will also be available to watch live on iFollow both in the UK and for international subscribers.

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

Video match passes are available to purchase HERE.

Last five v Stoke

Stoke 0-0 Owls – 30 March 2019 – Championship
Owls 2-2 Stoke – 15 September 2018 – Championship
Stoke 2-0 Owls – 1 December 2015 – Championship
Owls 1-1 Stoke – 29 March 2008 – Championship
Stoke 2-4 Owls – 20 October 2007 – Championship


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