FootyMAD Sheffield Wednesday match preview

Last updated : 05 September 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere pack their bags to visit Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday evening, with the intention of improving a poor record there. The have come away with nothing in 4 of the previous 5 games.

The previous match played between the two at Hillsborough was within the last three years, in February 2001, the Owls carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Tue 13 FebSheff Wed1 - 0TranmereLD1
2000/2001Sat 16 SepTranmere2 - 0Sheff WedLD1
1978/1979Sat 21 AprSheff Wed1 - 2TranmereDIV3
1978/1979Mon 19 FebTranmere1 - 1Sheff WedDIV3
1977/1978Mon 27 MarSheff Wed1 - 0TranmereDIV3
1977/1978Mon 26 DecTranmere3 - 1Sheff WedDIV3
1976/1977Fri 06 MayTranmere1 - 0Sheff WedDIV3

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

The Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 3 against.

Sheff Wed's total of 10 points from their 5 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division Two. Tranmere see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Two, showing a record of 6 points from their 5 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff Wed6321121011

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Owls. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff Wed Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Tranmere Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.