Three Wins in a Row Give Sheffield Wednesday Hope
This summer Sheffield Wednesday have been under a transfer embargo and to make things worse for them although that was lifted, they began the season with one draw and two defeats in their opening three games. That was not what they needed, and fans were not happy with the direction the club was going. However, since then they have managed to turn things around and lift spirits at Hillsborough, winning three games in a row to climb up to 11th in the table with 10 points. They are now just one point away from a playoff spot and two points away from catching their city rivals Sheffield United, things look a lot better for The Owls.
If you asked anyone at Sheffield Wednesday they would tell you that this international break has come at exactly the wrong time for them. They had a huge momentum push form their victories, things had started to settle down and now when they return from the break a lot of that will be forgotten. It won't quite be like starting all over again, but it won't be far off which is going to test Wednesday once again.
To pile further misery onto Wednesday, when they come back to work after the break they have a tough run of four fixtures to end the month of September. They begin with a home game against Stoke, who are struggling right now but will surely come good at some point look at their squad. They then face Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa, two promotion candidates before rounding off the month with a local derby against Leeds United. Wednesday would have loved to go into those games straight after winning three on the bounce, but the break has prevented that from happening. Can they retain their momentum and come back firing on all cylinders, or will the break and the opposition they are facing keep them from climbing the table further.
Stoke the Favourites for Trip to Sheffield
When Wednesday return they will find themselves as the underdogs for their first game back against Stoke. There is no doubt that Stoke have not started as well as some would have hoped, but they look likely to burst into life at some point, and that could happen very soon. The bookmakers think it may happen against Sheffield Wednesday, and they have made them favourites for the clash at 29/20. After winning three on the bounce, it is surprising to see Sheffield Wednesday at 9/5 and that price is sure to tempt a lot of people ahead of the game.