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Match preview: Owls v WBA

1 July 2020

After taking four points from six since the restart, the Owls will be looking to maintain their positive resumption this evening at Hillsborough when they host West Brom.

Wednesday got back to action with a 1-1 draw at home to Nottingham Forest before turning in an impressive display on the road against Bristol City on Sunday, where they scooped all three points with a 2-1 win.

For the Baggies, a 0-0 draw with Birmingham and 1-0 defeat to in-form Brentford has left Slaven Bilic’s side four points off league leaders Leeds and two points ahead of the third-placed Bees.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the game in our detailed match preview:

MATCH DETAILS

- Date: Wednesday, July 1st 2020
- Kick-off, 7.45pm
- Sky Bet Championship
- Hillsborough

iFOLLOW

Sheffield Wednesday are encouraging supporters to stay away and tune in to all remaining 2019/20 matches from home with fans given unprecedented access to live games on Sky Sports and iFollow.

For non-Season Ticket holders, iFollow will be live streaming the remaining fixtures of the 2019/20 campaign with the exception of those selected for Sky Sports coverage.

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Tonight’s clash with West Brom will be broadcast live on iFollow and match passes are available by CLICKING HERE, priced at £10.

For Season Ticket holders who have selected the iFollow bundle, ALL remaining fixtures of the campaign will be streamed on iFollow, including those selected for live Sky Sports broadcast.

RULE CHANGE REMINDER

Substitutions

The number of substitutes used during a match which will increase from three to five players, with the matchday squad increasing to 20.

• Each team will have a maximum of three opportunities to make substitutions

• If both teams make a substitution at the same time, this will count as one of the three opportunities for each team.

• In a normal 90 minute fixture, once all three opportunities have been used, no further substitutions can be made.

Walkout protocol

• Players and match official entry will be staggered onto the pitch.

• There will be no handshakes. Players to take up on pitch positions in the same half as they warmed up ready for kick off.

OWLS MEGASTORE

The Owls are reminding supporters that the Ticket Office, Megastore and Meadowhall store remain closed until further notice.

TEAM NEWS

SWFC: Julian Börner was withdrawn at half time after suffering a dead leg at Ashton Gate on Sunday.

The defender is expected to be fit in time to feature at Hillsborough.

Loan players Alessio Da Cruz, Jacob Murphy, Josh Windass and Connor Wickham have all extended their deals until the end of the season.

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Windass (thigh) is unlikely to be available this evening after picking up a minor injury in training.

West Brom: The Baggies have reported no fresh injury concerns from their 1-0 defeat against promotion rivals Brentford last Friday.

But Bilic has hinted that he may make changes given the hectic fixture schedule.

FORM

Owls: LLLDW
West Brom: LLDDL

LAST MEETING – 23 November 2019

LAST FIVE V WEST BROM

West Brom 2-1 Owls – 23 November 2019 - Championship
West Brom 1-1 Owls - 29 December 2018 - Championship
Owls 2-2 West Brom – 3 October 2018 – Championship
West Brom 1-0 Owls - 9 March 2010 – Championship
Owls 0-4 West Brom - 28 November 2009 – Championship


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