Sheffield Wed entered the Championship 2020/21 with a huge disadvantage when having to start with a score of -12 due to a violation of financial guarantees.  Remember that last season, Sheffield Wed only finished 8 points ahead of the relegation group, but this season, they have lost 12 points compared to other relegation candidates.

Therefore, if you want to continue to stay in the First Division, Sheffield Wed need to show a super hard effort.  In the opening match of the new season, teachers and coaches Garry Monk will be guests of Cardiff City, the fifth-place team in the Championship 2019/20 and have a playoff ticket (losing in the semi-finals).

Before this match, Sheffield Wed had a 5-match unbeaten streak (lost 2).  Away from home, Sheffield Wed proved even weaker: only won the last 2/10 matches (lost 5).  The latest match was accepted by the homeowner 1/4 like this one, Sheffield Wed lost 1-2 to Swansea.

With Cardiff City, they proved to be charming with matches that had to accept a pair of visitors with 1/4: won the last 2 matches.