Date: 4th May 2012 at 1:01am
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Wycombe Wanderers travel to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday for their 46th and final league game of the season.


The Blues were relegated last week and currently occupy 21st place with 43 points.

The Owls are 2nd with 90 points and will pip city rivals Sheffield United to automatic promotion if they win at a packed Hillsborough on Saturday.


The Owls’ Home Record…W 16 – D 4 – L 2…Pts 52…Ppg 2.36 (Rank-1)

The Blues’ Away Record…W 4 – D 4 – L 14…Pts 16…Ppg 0.73 (Rank-21)


Here are all the stats….


Wednesday’s last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Huddersfield (A)……..Won 2-0

Lg1: Oldham (H)……………Won 3-0

Lg1: Colchester (A)……….Drew 1-1

Lg1: Carlisle (H)…………….Won 2-1

Lg1: Brentford (A)………….Won 2-1



Wycombe’s last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Carlisle (H)……………Drew 1-1

Lg1: Chesterfield (A)……….Lost 0-4

Lg1: Oldham (H)……………Drew 2-2

Lg1: Charlton (A)……………Lost 1-2

Lg1: Notts County (H)………Lost 3-4



Wednesday’s Goal Stats (53 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)…………Lg: 79…Cups: 6…Total: 85

Goals Conceded (Total)……..Lg: 48…Cups: 8…Total: 56

Goals Scored (Home)………..Lg: 46…Cups: 2…Total: 48

Goals Conceded (Home)…….Lg: 19…Cups: 3…Total: 22

Clean Sheets…………………..Lg: 15…Cups: 3…Total: 18



Wycombe’s Goal Stats (50 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)………….Lg: 65…Cups: 8…..Total: 73

Goals Conceded (Total)………Lg: 86…Cups: 13…Total: 99

Goals Scored (Away)…………Lg: 28…Cups: 0…..Total: 28

Goals Conceded (Away)……..Lg: 48…Cups: 2…..Total: 50

Clean Sheets……………………Lg: 4…..Cups: 0…..Total: 4



Wednesday’s Top Goal Scorers – (All Competitions)

Gary Madine……………..18

Ryan Lowe…………………9

Reda Johnson……………..7

Chris O’Grady…………….7

Ben Marshall………………5

Five other players have each scored 4 goals.

One other player has scored 3 goals.

Three other players have each scored 2 goals.

Eight other player has scored 1 goal.



Wycombe’s Top Goal Scorers – (All Competitions)

Stuart Beavon………25

Marcello Trotta……….8

Paul Hayes……………6

Joel Grant…………….5

Scott Donnelly……….5 (inc 2 pens)

Ben Strevens………..4

Five other players have each scored 2 goals.

Nine other players have each scored 1 goal.



Wednesday Shooting (Top-3) – All Competitions

Gary Madine…….40 on-target…24 off-target…2 against woodwork

Chris O’Grady…..36 on-target…21 off-target…0 against woodwork

Chris Lines………33 on-target…18 off-target…3 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) – All Competitions

Stuart Beavon……71 on-target…25 off-target…0 against woodwork

Joel Grant…………21 on-target…14 off-target…0 against woodwork

Stuart Lewis……..15 on-target…19 off-target…1 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) – League Games Only

Wednesday..263 on target…234 off target…14 against w’work (Rank-8)

Wycombe….219 on target…194 off target….7 against w’work (Rank-20)



Most Assists

Wednesday – Chris Lines…………..12

Wycombe – Ainsworth & Beavon…..6



League Form Guide

All Season


Wednesday..Pld: 45..W: 27…D: 9…..L: 9…..Pts: 90..Pts per game: 2.00

Wycombe…..Pld: 45..W: 11…D: 10…L: 24…Pts: 43..Pts per game: 0.96



First-half of the season

Wednesday..Pld: 23…W: 14…D: 4…L: 5…Pts: 46…Pts per game: 2.00

Wycombe…..Pld: 23…W: 5…D: 5…L: 13…Pts: 20…Pts per game: 0.87



Second-half of the season

Wednesday…Pld: 22…W: 13…D: 5…L: 4….Pts: 44…Pts per game: 2.00

Wycombe……Pld: 22…W: 6….D: 5…L: 11…Pts: 23…Pts per game: 1.05



Last Five league Games

Wednesday…..WWDWW – 13 points (Rank-2)

Wycombe…………..DLDLL – 2 points (Rank-23)



Last Five League Games (Home)

Wednesday….WDWWW – 13 points (Rank-1)



Last Five League Games (Away)

Wycombe………..WWDLL – 7 points (Rank-7)



Against Top Half Opposition

Wednesday…Pld: 22…Pts: 37…Pts per game: 1.68…(Rank-3)

Wycombe…..Pld: 23…Pts: 19…Pts per game: 0.83…(Rank-17)



Against Bottom Half Opposition

Wednesday…Pld: 23…Pts: 53…Pts per game: 2.30…(Rank-1)

Wycombe…..Pld: 22…Pts: 24…Pts per game: 1.09…(Rank-23)



Previous Meetings

In 3 previous meetings there have been 2 wins for Wednesday and 1 draw.

2003/04 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2

2003/04 Lg1: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Wycombe 1

2011/12 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2



The Man In The Middle

Saturday’s referee is avid Blades fan Colin Webster* who was brought up in the shadows of Bramall Lane before moving to his current home in Tyne & Wear. His last Wycombe game was a 4-3 defeat at Stockport County in February 2010 which I had successfully erased from my memory until a few moments ago. So far this season he’s issued 7 red and 85 yellow cards in 37 games.



Prediction

Sheffield Wednesday 5 Wycombe 1



* just kidding