Winless in three, Sheffield Wednesday have had a chance to regroup over the international interruption and bookies tentatively expect that break to have the desired effect, Stan James installing the Owls as 5/4 favourites to overcome BetVictor’s 23/10 outsiders Watford at Hillsborough.
Back-to-back 1-1 scorelines for Stuart Gray’s troops, will lead some punters towards the stalemate at 12/5 via bet365 and William Hill’s 6/1 for it to finish one-each is also set to prove popular.
Alternatively, BetVictor price any score draw at 7/2 and it’s 9/2 (bet365) to be level at the end of each half, while Skybet mark 8/13 against Wednesday in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market. However, the Owls will take encouragement from the Hornets’ recent managerial turmoil and they may fancy their chances of ending the visitors’ unbeaten run. Supporters can opt for Ladbrokes’s 31/10 about a home victory by a one-goal margin, it’s 8/1 courtesy of Paddy Power for Wednesday to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline and Winner.com quote Owls at 9/2 to nick it following an inconclusive first period.
Bolder Owls fans meanwhile, can take on their team at 3/1 in Stan James’s handicaps, where they will kick-off a goal in arrears.
Tomorrow evening in the Championship, Rotherham entertain Leeds in front of the television cameras and betway make the Millers 11/10 to come away with a maximum haul. The Whites arrive as BetVictor’s 13/5 underdogs and it’s 5/2 (bet365) to be all square but the visitors haven’t travelled too well this term so United might enjoy the upper hand. They’re 7/1 at BetVictor to grab the only goal at the New York Stadium, where Stan James quote any Rotherham success by one at 11/4.
In League One, Sheffield United also face the cameras as they go to Bradford City on Saturday evening for a clash bookies are having a hard time decoding. The Bantams and Blades are both 7/4, at BetVictor and bet365 respectively, to come out on top and inevitably that means Ladbrokes’s 12/5 about the teams being inseparable at Valley Parade will be a popular selection.
Travelling fans however, will prefer Skybet’s 9/1 for Nigel Clough’s men to register a 2-1 triumph, William Hill offer 18/5 about a United lead at the end of each half and an away win by one is 7/2 with Paddy Power.
Elsewhere, Chesterfield are 6/5 (betway) to send Oldham home empty-handed, bet365 consider Doncaster to be 9/4 outsiders ahead of their trip to Fleetwood and Barnsley, despite consecutive league victories, are as high as 16/5 at Winner.com to return from Peterborough three points better off.