Chesterfield vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions

Chesterfield vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions for this pre-season friendly clash that will take place at Technique Stadium on Tuesday night. Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Chesterfield vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions

Evaluating Sheffield Wednesday’s Edge in Upcoming Pre-Season Clash Against Chesterfield

Key Stats
– Chesterfield secured two dominant pre-season victories, including a 9-0 triumph against Matlock.
– Sheffield Wednesday rebounded from a six-game winless streak to secure promotion to the Championship last season.
– The Owls averaged 1.8 goals per game in the previous season and kept 24 clean sheets, evidencing their robust defensive structure.

Chesterfield’s upcoming pre-season match against Sheffield Wednesday at the Technique Stadium is set to be their third pre-season game. The team is hoping to harness this match to garner momentum for the forthcoming 2023-24 campaign, where they aim for promotion from the National League. For Sheffield Wednesday, the match serves as crucial practise for their anticipated return to the Championship.

Chesterfield’s Pre-season Performance

Despite coming tantalisingly close to National League playoff glory last season, Chesterfield suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Notts County in a thrilling penalty shootout. This near-miss may have left the Spireites wounded, but their aim is now refocused on the next season’s title.

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Under the leadership of Paul Cook, Chesterfield have already experienced a string of victories in two pre-season matches, with a notable 9-0 triumph against Matlock. New signee Will Grigg netted his first couple of goals during this match and maintained this form during the subsequent 5-1 victory over Alfreton.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Promotion Push

Sheffield Wednesday, on the other hand, managed to secure a spot back in the Championship last season, ending a two-year stay in League One. However, the road to promotion wasn’t smooth sailing, as they missed out on an automatic promotion by a mere two points following a six-game winless streak that began in March.

The Owls’ promotion journey further spiralled when they were handed a 4-0 defeat at Peterborough United during the first leg of their playoff semi-final. However, they managed to overturn the odds in the second leg, culminating in Josh Windass scoring a last-minute winner against Barnsley at Wembley.

Changes at the Top

Since then, Sheffield Wednesday have undergone a significant change. Despite successfully guiding his team to a Championship return, Darren Moore mutually parted ways with the club, making way for former Watford manager Xisco Munoz. Munoz’s first game in charge ended in a draw against York City, with Windass scoring again only to be equalised by a Finlay Barnes effort in the second half.

The Upcoming Clash

The forthcoming clash will undoubtedly provide a stern test for both teams. Chesterfield fans are eager to see new signing Grigg make his debut at the Technique Stadium. Grigg, who was acquired from MK Dons, is expected to partner with Joe Quigley in attack.

Sheffield Wednesday’s only summer recruit so far is left-back Reece James, acquired from Blackpool. Munoz may take this match as an opportunity to hand young players like 20-year-old forward Luke Cook and midfielder Sean Fusire a runout.

Predicting the Outcome

Sheffield Wednesday’s inability to win against York City last time out doesn’t tell the full story. Pre-season matches mainly focus on the implementation of new tactics and improving player fitness. Thus, the outcome of this game will primarily depend on the quality of the squad Munoz fields. Despite the possible inclusion of some younger, less experienced players, the Owls should still manage a comfortable victory.

Considering Chesterfield’s formidable but lower league performances, our prediction is that Sheffield Wednesday will come out on top with a one-goal handicap.

Moreover, given Sheffield Wednesday’s average of 1.8 goals per game in the previous season and their solid pre-season performance, we predict a final score of 2-0 in favour of Sheffield Wednesday. This prediction aligns with their solid defensive stats, which included 24 clean sheets last season.

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