Sheffield Wednesday host Mansfield Town in the Carabao Cup tonight.

Sheffield Wednesday return to the Carabao Cup tonight after their opening round win over Stockport County earlier in the month.

And it’s another League Two opponent for the Owls who remain winless in the Championship so far this season, having lost all four of their opening league fixtures after a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff City on Saturday.

Xisco Munoz’s side remain the only team in the second tier yet to register a point this season, in what’s been a very poor start to the season for Sheffield Wednesday.

Wednesday team news for Mansfield

Munoz has said ahead of tonight’s game that he’ll aim to put out the strongest possible XI, with the Wednesday boss no doubt desperate for a win in order to start building some confidence and form.

And the Owls boss also hinted that Mallik Wilks could make his return to action after spending the last few weeks on the sidelines.

For the time being, Wednesday seem to have a clean bill of health in the first-team.

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Predicted Owls XI

It appears that Munoz is yet to settle on his preferred Wednesday XI, with changes to the formation and also the starting players so far in this start to the season.

And we could see Munoz experiment again tonight after yet another defeat at the weekend, so predicting the Wednesday XI is tough.

Against Cardiff though, Wednesday had their share of possession and their share of goal chances, so we could see the same five-at-the-back formation tonight – what the rest of the formation was remained to be seen, with Wednesday having played quite a fluid midfield and attack.

Here’s how we predicted Sheffield Wednesday to line up against Mansfield tonight:

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