Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Sheffield Wednesday begin their week of Yorkshire derbies by hosting Huddersfield Town this coming Wednesday at 19:00 GMT, as Darren Moore continues to look for his first victory as Owls boss.

The Owls have lost their last seven outings as they slip further down the Championship table into 23rd, seven points adrift of safety and with the glimmering light of hope slowly starting to fade as the club potentially prepares for League One football next season.

Meanwhile with the Terriers, Carlos Corberan's side are beginning to find form, being unbeaten in three and having defeated Queens Park Rangers at the weekend. 

Huddersfield have managed to pull slightly away from the relegation zone, but will be aspiring to take advantage of Sheffield Wednesday's abysmal run to extend their distance from the dreaded embers by 12 points.

  • Team news

The home side have a former Terrier on trial at the club, in the form of Premier League winner Danny Simpson, but he is ineligible before officially signing for the club.

Andre Green and Joost Van Aken both target returns as they ramp up their fitness this week, whilst Chey Dunkley remains a notable defensive absentee.

Huddersfield are plagued with injuries, with Harry ToffoloRolando AaronsTommy ElphickDaniel GrantJosh KoromaChristopher Schindler and Danny Ward all unavailable.

  • Predicted lineups

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Lees, Hutchinson, Urhoghide, Harris, Bannan, Pelupessy, Palmer, Windass, Reach, Rhodes.

Huddersfield Town: Schofield; Edmonds-Green, Keogh, Sarr, Pipa, O'Brien, Hogg, Bacuna, Rowe, Campbell, Mbenza.

  • Ones to watch

Barry Bannan

The 31-year-old is winding down his career, but still acts as Wednesday's outlet in the midfield.

Scotsman Bannan has had a positive season in very lacklustre conditions, having the highest average rating in the squad with 6.9 and managing four assists, he links up well with the likes of Jordan Rhodes and Adam Reach.

Isaac Mbenza

Formerly out-of-favour forward Mbenza has rejuvenated his Town career in recent months.

After a pretty torrid first season with Huddersfield, Mbenza has begun to play his best football, managing five goals and seven assists in 32 games and teaming up with Fraizer Campbell to lead the line.

  • Previous meeting

Back in December, Huddersfield thwarted Sheffield Wednesday thanks to goals from Josh Koroma and Mbenza. The Owls were poor, managing just two shots on target all game and being outplayed by their Yorkshire counterparts.

  • How to watch

The match is available on iFollow via Sheffield Wednesday or Huddersfield's respective club websites, with match passes at £10 for those in the United Kingdom.

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