Sheff Wed are a Championship team based in South Yorkshire. They gained their name from a local cricket team, who later started a football side as well. Formed in 1877, they are one of the oldest football clubs in the world. Known as the Owls, their home ground is Hillsborough. Their traditional kit is blue-white shirts, and black shorts.
Wednesday first joined the Football League in 1892, and have been league champions four times, although the last of those triumphs came as far back as 1930. They have also won the FA Cup three times, and the League Cup once. Although thy have spent most of their existence in England’s top division, they have not played at that level since being relegated from the Premier League in the year 2000, and have dropped down to League One twice, only to return on each occasion.
Their main rivals are neighbours Sheffield Utd, both contest the Steel City derby.
In 1989, tragedy struck when 96 Liverpool fans died at the Leppings Lane end of the ground during a match with Nottingham Forest, due to police failures in crowd control. This happen on their home ground. The legal fall-out from the disaster continue to this day.
Fifteenth in the Championship last year, Sheff Wed predictions for this season focus on them challenging for a promotion place. They reach the play-offs in the previous two campaigns.
They started slowly though and fired manager Jos Luhukay in December. A safe Sheff Wed betting tip that it’s too late for them to make the play-offs this campaign.
With Bruce at the helm, an early Sheff Wed tip for the next season is to expect them towards the top end of the table.