Predicted Sheffield Wednesday line-up to face Norwich City
Sheffield Wednesday would be looking to come back to winning ways when they face Norwich City at the Hillsborough stadium this weekend. Jos Luhukay’s men lost at Birmingham City last week after losing to QPR in the midweek.
They face a Norwich team who are in good form at the moment, finding themselves fourth in the table and having won their previous four games in a row. Hence, it won’t be easy for the Owls, even if the game is at home.
Marco Matias and Sam Winnall are close to returning to first-team action but the weekend game may come too soon. Daniel Pudil has recovered and played for the U23s, hence, he is in contention. Kieran Lee, Gary Hooper and Fernando Forestieri are out for long-term.
Predicted Sheffield Wednesday XI
Formation – 3-4-1-2
Manager – Jos Luhukay
Cameron Dawson (GK)
A solid presence in between the sticks for the Owls this season, Dawson’s place is not under the microscope.
Tom Lees (RCB)
The captain was restored in the lineup and looked uncomfortable. He should improve to keep out a strong Norwich attack.
Michael Hector (CB)
The Englishman has been in decent form ever since he started playing games this season. He struggled last week as well and must seek to improve.
Daniel Pudil (LCB)
Pudil’s experience is required at the back for a better display. He is back from injury and expected to face Norwich.
Liam Palmer (RWB)
Playing at right wing-back, Palmer can influence the game in a much better way as he will have the freedom to go forward at every given opportunity.
Barry Bannan (CM)
A consistent performer for the Owls this season. His incisive passing is always a threat to any opposition defence.
Joey Pelupessy (CM)
Compared to Josh Onomah, Pelupessy had a slightly better game against Birmingham. Hence, the Dutchman could be selected to partner Bannan in the midfield.
Morgan Fox (LWB)
He provided the assist for the only goal last week and looked comfortable on the left-hand side of the defence. He can be more impactful if played as a left wing-back.
Adam Reach (CAM)
The 25-year-old had a quiet game last time around. Luhukay would be hoping for a bit of consistency from him in the top end of the pitch.
Steven Fletcher (ST)
The experienced Fletcher looked good and made some threatening runs against Birmingham. He should start up front against Norwich as well.
Atdhe Nuhiu (ST)
His physicality could be a key factor this weekend.