Sheffield Wednesday vs Mansfield Town Match Analysis & Prediction
29/08/2023 9:45 pm
Mansfield Town make the trip to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night, in the second round of the EFL Cup.
At this early stage in the season, the hosts are bottom of the Championship table, while the visitors are seventh in League Two.
New Sheffield Wednesday manager Xisco Munoz – who replaced Darren Moore this summer – has lost his first four matches in the Championship, but he may feel his side should have taken more, having lost three of those games by a one-goal margin.
The Owls will be looking for some respite in the EFL Cup, having reached this stage of the competition by beating League Two Stockport County in a penalty shootout, and they are set to face another side playing their trade two divisions below them.
Mansfield are unbeaten in the fourth tier, winning two and drawing three of their opening five matches, meaning they are currently sitting pretty in a playoff spot, just one point off the automatic promotion positions.
Nigel Clough’s side have won all their of their home matches across all competitions this season, including the game against Grimsby Town in the EFL Cup at the beginning of August to reach this stage of the competition.
Mansfield won 3-2 against potential promotion-rivals Stockport last time out, but they are set for a much tougher test on Tuesday.
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Mansfield Town Head to head
In the five previous meetings between these two teams, Sheffield Wednesday have claimed four victories while Mansfield Town have won one.
11/08/2015Sheffield Wednesday4Mansfield Town1League Cup
15/07/2017Mansfield Town2Sheffield Wednesday3Club Friendlies
24/07/2018Mansfield Town2Sheffield Wednesday1Club Friendlies
05/10/2021Mansfield Town1Sheffield Wednesday2EFL Trophy
26/11/2022Sheffield Wednesday2Mansfield Town1FA Cup
Sheffield Wednesday Team News
Tyreeq Bakinson scored a 97th-minute equaliser in the last round of the EFL Cup, and the central midfielder could come into the Sheffield starting XI, with George Byers potentially dropping to the bench.
Sheffield Wednesday's Last 5 Matches
08/08/2023Sheffield Wednesday(P)1Stockport County1League Cup
12/08/2023Hull City4Sheffield Wednesday2Championship
19/08/2023Sheffield Wednesday0Preston North End1Championship
26/08/2023Cardiff City2Sheffield Wednesday1Championship
Mansfield Town Team News
Lukas Akins is without a goal in his last three matches, so Clough may choose to rest him, with youngster McKeal Abdullah potentially in line for some game time, having made two substitute appearances already this season.
Mansfield Town's Last 5 Matches
08/08/2023Mansfield Town2Grimsby Town0League Cup
12/08/2023Mansfield Town3Morecambe0League Two
15/08/2023Doncaster Rovers2Mansfield Town2League Two
19/08/2023Grimsby Town1Mansfield Town1League Two
26/08/2023Mansfield Town3Stockport County2League Two
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Mansfield Town: Odds and Predictions
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