Sheffield Wednesday vs Ipswich predictions: Tough times could continue for Munoz's men
Sheffield Wednesday climbed off the foot of the Championship table with a 0-0 draw away to Leeds and they will be aiming for their first victory of the season when taking on high-flying Ipswich in a battle between newly-promoted sides.
Second-tier football has not fazed Ipswich, who have won four of their opening five matches.
The Tractor Boys have registered away wins over Sunderland (2-1) and QPR (1-0) but will be respectful of Wednesday, who held them to a pair of 2-2 draws in League One last season.
Wednesday have found it more difficult to cope with the step up and have taken just one point from a possible 15.
Sheffield Wednesday defender Momo Diaby (foot) has a long-term injury and has been left out of the 25-man squad submitted to the EFL last week.
Mallik Wilks has returned to training and Jeff Hendrick and John Buckley could make their debuts after loan moves from Newcastle and Blackburn respectively.
Ipswich winger Wes Burns suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Wales and is a major doubt.
Goalkeeper Christian Walton (foot) remains unavailable but new signing Axel Tuanzebe is pushing to make his first appearance of the season.
Sheffield Wednesday have not won in seven attempts this season.
The Owls have failed to score more than once in each of their last four matches.
Ipswich have won 17 of their last 20 league fixtures, keeping clean sheets in 14 of them.
The Tractor Boys are unbeaten in their last 11 away league games.
They have not conceded the first goal in an away league fixture since a 1-1 draw at Cambridge in February.
Both of Ipswich's matches against Sheffield Wednesday last season ended in 2-2 draws.
Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has been engaged in a war of words with his former manager, Darren Moore, but his choice of replacement, Xisco Munoz, is off to a rocky start and things could be about to get worse with a defeat looking likely at home to high-flying Ipswich.
Chansiri released a statement earlier this week setting out his reasons for making a managerial change but the Wednesday supporters are unlikely to be won over unless results start to improve.
The Owls have taken just one point from their opening five games and are keen for the fans to get behind them because three of their next four matches are at Hillsborough.
Wednesday lost just one of 23 League One home games last season, but they have already sustained two home losses in the Championship, going down 2-1 to Southampton and 1-0 to Preston.
Munoz is an attack-minded manager but he went back to defensive basics a fortnight ago and was rewarded with a 0-0 draw away to Leeds.
However, Wednesday will be expected to play more positively on home soil and, by pushing forward, they will leave gaps for Ipswich to exploit.
Ipswich demonstrated their powers of recovery last time out by coming from two-nil down to win 3-2 at home to Cardiff.
But Kieran McKenna's side are usually fast-starters and if they can open the scoring at Hillsborough they will go a long way towards registering a fifth league win of the campaign.
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