Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs Leicester City

After Leicester’s best result in 30 years there are plenty of reasons to be confident about City’s prospects at Hillsborough.

The hosts have lost their last three and haven’t beaten a team outside the bottom three since August. Dave Jones protests his side have been unfortunate, six of the Owls defeats have been by a single goal.

Leicester, who’s five defeats this season have all finished 2-1 can probably relate to that but there’s only so much that can be blamed on nebulous concepts like luck. Behind closed doors the conversations inside the Wednesday dressing room are more likely to focus on slack defending and sloppy finishing.

The Owls have failed to score six times in the Championship this season, Leicester just once.

Wednesday have managed to keep just one clean sheet this season. Leicester have kept seven.

Those seven shutouts for the Foxes constitue the division’s best record at the back. But City will be looking to address another less attractive record. Leicester’s return of eight points for their away matches so far is the second worst in the top half.

An away win here is certainly possible though, especially as Wednesday concede first more than twice as often as they score the opening goal. If they do so again Leicester’s confidence could see them stack up another hatful of goals. After last week more broken records are not easy to rule out.

Leicester’s biggest winning margin at Hillsborough – 3 goals (last achieved in 1970, a 3-0 win).

Leicester’s biggest away league winning margin – 5 goals (last achieved in 1970, a 5-0 win at Charlton).

Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest home defeat – 1-7 vs Nottingham Forest in 1995.

Ok, maybe we can rule that last one out…

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