Pundit issues score prediction as Sheffield Wednesday prepare for FA Cup clash with Morecambe | OneFootball

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·4 November 2022

Pundit issues score prediction as Sheffield Wednesday prepare for FA Cup clash with Morecambe

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It is the first round of the FA Cup weekend and kicking off the action is Sheffield Wednesday and Morecambe at Hillsborough this evening.

The Owls, who have been in impressive form in the league of late, secured a 3-0 victory in Lancashire when the two teams met in mid-September.

Morecambe are currently inside the bottom four in the third-tier standings and are four points adrift from safety as things stand, but as the FA Cup has proven on a number of occasions, form and league standings can mean nothing.

Assessing tonight’s match-up and sharing his score prediction, Carlton Palmer told Football League World: “I think Wednesday will win comfortably,

“I can’t see Morecambe playing a full-strength side because they’re in the bottom four. Relegation is a real threat for them. So, they can’t afford to get injuries. So I expect them to field a weakened side.

“And Wednesday should, even with their second string, because their second string is equivalent, really of most first-team sides in League One, they should see Morecambe off comfortably.

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“It’s just the fact that they won’t have played together on a consistent basis but I see Wednesday winning this, you know, at least three or four nil for sure.”

On home soil and with strength in depth throughout the whole squad, Sheffield Wednesday should go on and put their name in the hat for the next round.

However, despite the League One table staring rather disappointingly at them, they have proven to be tough to break down of late.

Also, these kind of games could help spark the Lancashire club back into life, especially if they do name several regular starters in their XI.

Wednesday are the side who will likely make several changes, handing rests to the likes of Barry Bannan and Josh Windass, meaning it could be a closely-contested game.

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