25.10.22 Match Preview - Sheffield Wednesday v Rovers

A trip to Hillsborough awaits the Gas

Rovers head to Hillsborough on Wednesday evening to take on Sheffield Wednesday in Sky Bet League One. Joey Barton's side will be buoyed after Saturday's second-half comeback against Plymouth Argyle. More than 700 Gasheads will be making the trip tomorrow, with the game also being shown live on Sky Sports (kick-off 8pm).

Manager's Preview

Boss Joey Barton has said that Rovers have 'everything to gain and nothing to lose' ahead of the trip to Hillsborough:

"I think they went to a back three on Saturday and they’ve got some really talented boys. Josh Windass played with me and Jordan Rossiter at Rangers and is a really talented kid, Michael Smith, who they took from Rotherham and Lee Gregory and the quality Barry Bannan and Will Vaulks in midfield produce.

They are a top side. Hillsborough will be full and we’ll go there with a spring in our step because of the second half against Plymouth, but also with no fear. We are going there to attack them and we’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose."


Last Time Out

Form Guide

Darren Moore's side sits just outside the automatic promotion places in the league standings, currently residing in third place with 30 points to their name so far this season. Currently three games without defeat, The Owls could go second in the table with a win tomorrow evening, if results go their way elsewhere. 


In Wednesday's last game, a 1-1 draw away at Lincoln City, Lee Gregory netted his fourth league goal of the season inside 10 minutes, before Daniel Mândroiu equalised a minute after the second half had begun. Previous to the Lincoln game, The Owls had beaten Cambridge United and Cheltenham Town.


The previously-mentioned Gregory is tied in first place with Josh Windass in the top goalscorer standing for Sheffield Wednesday. Windass also holds four assists to his name in the league so far this season. 

How to Watch

Wednesday's clash at Hillsborough is live on Sky Sports! 

If you can't make it to Hillsborough tomorrow evening, you can still soak up a matchday environment at The Mem. The Thatchers and Bristol Bar will be open at 5pm, with food available from Irene's Kitchen. The match will kick off at 8pm.

Ref Watch

Oliver Langford has been appointed as the referee for Wednesday's clash at Hillsborough. This season, Langford has officiated two games in League One. In those two games, Langford awarded an average of 20.00 fouls per game and handed out, on average, 3.50 yellow cards every 90 minutes. Langford last refereed a game involving Rovers in our 1-0 victory against Oxford United earlier this season. Langford handed out five yellow cards in the game, two for Rovers and three for Oxford. 


Betting Preview

EFL sponsors SkyBet have priced Rovers at 21/4 for the win on Wednesday evening. A 2-1 scoreline in favour of the Gas can be backed at 16/1. Ryan Loft is 11/1 to open the scoring at Hillsborough whilst Antony Evans is priced at 5/1 to score anytime throughout the clash tomorrow night.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. To bet with SkyBet, please click HERE. Please bet responsibly.

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