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Match preview: Owls v Portsmouth

29 April 2022

MATCH DETAILS

Sheffield Wednesday v Portsmouth
Saturday 30 April
12:30pm
Sky Bet League One
Hillsborough

THE SEASON FINALE

It all boils down to the final day of the season.

For the Owls, a place in the play-offs is in our hands. A win would guarantee fourth place and secure a spot in the end of season promotion shootout.

It’s likely to be a nervy climax with four teams vying for three available places in the top six.

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Wednesday, Sunderland, Plymouth and Wycombe are all in the battle, while it’s just as close above as Wigan, Rotherham and MK Dons are in the hunt for automatic elevation.

With a vast number of permutations possible, Saturday promises to be a memorable finale and a sold out Hillsborough will add to that as Wednesday look to finish on a high.

Portsmouth are the final opposition and head to S6 in strong form with four wins from their last five outings. All those recent victories have come at Fratton Park, though, and Pompey are five without a win on the road.

IMPORTANT SUPPORTER INFORMATION

Supporters are urged to arrive early to avoid unnecessary queuing times. All available tickets have been sold, with no further tickets available on matchday.

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There will be a minute’s applause prior to kick-off to remember all those lost from the Wednesday family over the last year.

Once the game has kicked off, please be aware of revised EFL guidance on any supporter emergency inside the stadium. The health and safety of everybody attending matches at Hillsborough is of paramount importance, so fans can be reassured that we have a Matchday Medical Plan with dedicated crowd medical teams ready to assist at any point during the game.

CLICK HERE for more details.

TEAM NEWS

Wednesday: The Owls have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the season finale.

Darren Moore says he expects the same group of players as at Fleetwood in midweek to be available on Saturday.

Harlee Dean is likely to return to the squad, while Josh Windass is also available after storing half an hour under his belt at Highbury on Tuesday.

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Dominic Iorfa and Ciaran Brennan remain sidelined.

Portsmouth: Manager Danny Cowley says Pompey have a clean bill of health with no fresh injuries or suspensions worries.

OFFICIALS

Referee – Anthony Backhouse
Assistant referee – Matthew Smith
Assistant referee – Robert Atkin
Fourth official – Wayne Grunnill

iFOLLOW

Live match commentary will be provided by iFollow, while the game will be streamed live overseas.

Audio match passes in the UK are available HERE.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME – Available in and around the ground tomorrow, priced £3!

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SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag for our content relative to Saturday’s season finale is #SHWPOR

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game as well as all key match information, including team news at 11.30am.

Our official Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events, with content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday.

The key news will also be uploaded to our Facebook page HERE.

Give us a follow on Tik Tok too!

FORM GUIDE

Owls: DWWLW
Portsmouth: WWDWW

LAST FIVE MEETING

7 Dec 2021 | Portsmouth 0-0 Owls | League One
12 Apr 2003 | Portsmouth 1-2 Owls | Football League Div 1
23 Nov 2002 | Owls 1-3 Portsmouth | Football League Div 1
23 Mar 2002 | Portsmouth 0-0 Owls | Football League Div 1
3 Nov 2001 | Owls 2-3 Portsmouth | Football League Div 1


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