Owls Look to Keep Rodallega in Check

Owls Look to Keep Rodallega in Check
Sheffield Wednesday have failed to score in five of their last six Championship home games and have won only two of 11 league games at Hillsborough this season.

But, on the road, they are unbeaten in five and recorded a hugely impressive 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers in their last away game.

This weekend’s trip to a resurgent Fulham will provide a real test of Wednesday’s resolve but, if they can keep the Cottagers’ high scoring striker, Hugo Rodallega, in check then they will fancy their chances. You can keep up with the Owls’ odds and other expert news at Blue Sq.

Disappointing Start

Having been relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, Fulham’s campaign started disastrously as they picked up just one point in their opening eight games.

This resulted in the replacement of unorthodox German manager Felix Magath, with no nonsense former Fulham defender Kit Symons being named as a replacement.

Since Symons’ appointment, results have improved dramatically, with Fulham taking 24 points in their 14 league games – a points/game ratio that would have been enough to see them in the play-off places had they kept it up all season.


Despite the upturn in form, Fulham are inconsistent, and sandwiched in between their two most recent away matches – victories at Brighton and Leeds United – was a shocking 5-0 defeat at home to Watford.

On Saturday, Symons’ men will be desperate to make amends for the Watford performance and their fans will be anxious for them to make a solid start.

If Wednesday can get into them from the kick-off and not let them settle then their confidence will be tested. The longer the Owls can hold Fulham, the more anxious they will become and the more chances they will take.

As for Rodallega, who has scored nine goals in 16 league games this season – just less than a third of Fulham’s total, the Owls will know that if they can keep him quiet then they have every chance of a clean sheet and maintaining their superiority over the Cottagers in the table.

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