Brighton take on visitors Sheffield Wednesday on the second leg of the Championship Play Offs semifinals. The match is taking place at Falmer Stadium on Monday, May 16th.
Brighton gave Middlesbrough the second place and the direct ticket to the Premier League only due to better goal difference. The hosts of the match have gained 89 points with 72-42 goal difference but the Borough had the same number of points with better goad difference, 63-31. Brighton lost the first leg at Sheffield, 0-2, ending their 14-match unbeaten run that lasted since the middle of February. Chris Hughton are on 10-match unbeaten streak in home matches since the end of January, taking seven wins and three draws in these matches.
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Sheffield Wednesday have gained 74 points after 46 matches of the regular season with 66-45 goal difference and finished on the sixth place in the Championship standings. The Owls have shown impressive performance in home match with Brighton, creating numerous chances to score and having possession. It led to 2-0 win that gives them huge advantage before the second leg. Sheffield Wednesday played 23 matches on the road this season, taking 27 points with negative 24-28 goal difference. The Owls are unable to win on the road in their last three attempts, losing twice and drawing one match.
Brighton are unable to record a victory over today’s opponents in eight attempts in a row since 2012. The teams met three times this season, drawing both league matches 0-0 white today’s visitors were a stronger side in the reverse leg. Brighton are strong at Falmer Stadium and their will definitely battle for a victory in this match and for the place in the Play Off’s final.
Prediction for the match: Brighton to win.