The Owls looking for back to back wins at home
New Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has set his club a target of two years to get into the Premier League after officially taking over from Milan Mandaric.
The play-offs may be too far out of reach this season but, after revealing that his teenage son had been the one responsible for buying the south Yorkshire club, the Thai fast-food magnate will have been delighted to see his team beat high-flying Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Goals have been hard to come by at Hillsborough this season for the Owls but Atdhe Nuhui and Will Keane were both on target against Boro to give Wednesday a first home win since Boxing Day in the Championship.
It was a performance that thrilled Stuart Gray with his side showing quality on the ball and hard work when not in possession against one of the best teams in the league.
More of the same against Blackburn Rovers would be a treat for Owls fans as their side bid to complete the double over Gary Bowyer’s men, having won 2-1 at Ewood Park in December with goals from Kieren Lee and Claude Dielna, and the omens are good.
Wednesday have kept clean sheets in three of their last four home matches and are 33/20 to shut out Rovers, who are without an away win in 10 and have lost six of those games. Blackburn are still only one point and one place behind their hosts in the table but are clearly doing their best work in Lancashire and only bottom club Blackpool have a worse record in keeping out the opposition.
That said, the Wednesday defence will have to keep a close eye on Scottish striker Jordan Rhodes. The former Huddersfield front man has six goals and two assists to his name in his last seven matches against Wednesday and is 21/10 to find the net again at Hillsborough.
There’s a feel-good factor surrounding Wednesday at present and Blackburn’s poor performances on the road suggest they can record rare back-to-back home victories at 7/5.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, March 4 at Hillsborough.