So far this season, Sheffield Wednesday have won five, drawn three and lost three of their 11 League One games so far this season, leaving them 10th in the table with 18 points.
Speaking ahead of the game in London in his latest press conference, Darren Moore revealed that his Owls side are facing something of an injury crisis, with Sam Hutchinson, Lewis Gibson, George Byers and Massimo Luongo all set to miss the match.
Taking this into account, here’s how we feel Wednesday will line up against AFC Wimbledon and what changes Moore will make from the side which started against Bolton. We reckon there will be three alterations from that line-up.
With Bailey Peacock-Farrell now back from international duty, we think he will be picked over Joe Wildsmith, who filled in for the Northern Irishman in goal while he was away.
In defence, we expect Moore to go for three at the back again, with Liam Palmer and Dominic Iorfa keeping their places and Cheyenne Dunkley coming in to replace the injured Gibson, as he did for the second half against Bolton.
In the wing-back positions, we can see Moore sticking with Jaden Brown on the left and Jack Hunt on the right, the latter providing the assist for Lee Gregory’s goal against Bolton.
Moving on to the midfield, we think Barry Bannan will keep his place in the side, with Lewis Wing coming in to replace Hutchinson. The 32-year-old was among the lowest-rated Owls players against the Trotters last week as per Sofascore and could miss out to the loanee, who has been a regular starter so far this season.
In terms of their attacking line, we reckon Moore will stick with the trio of Gregory, Callum Paterson and Saido Berahino to see if they can make the difference up top, as the 33-year-old managed to do in their previous league outing.
It remains to be seen whether this will be the line-up chosen by the Owls boss this afternoon, but victory today could elevate them into the play-off positions and bring them to within two points of current leaders Plymouth Argyle.