Betting: Sheffield Wednesday to be top Yorkshire team?

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Sheffield Wednesday’s promising start to the season took a turn for the worse, with the Owls now winless in their last three.

There is still a lot to like about Wednesday’s start thus far with the Owls unfortunate to not take a point from Cardiff, and even more so to not take all three against Ipswich. Wednesday remain 10/1 dark-horses for promotion with BetVictor and could gate-crash the top six. They remain 3/1 to clinch a play-off spot, 5/6 for a top half finish and are now ½ favourites to finish the season as the Championship’s top Yorkshire club. The Owls can cement that status at Leeds on Saturday.

BetVictor can’t split the pair and make both Leeds and Wednesday 17/10 to take the spoils, the draw 23/10 with the latter preferred at the prices.

Sheffield United having won back-to-back games remain value at 5/1 for promotion, third-favourites behind Bristol City and Preston. United travel to Chesterfield and look over-priced at 2/1 to leave with all three points; the Spireites 6/4 favourites with BetVictor and the draw 12/5.

There was an upturn in fortunes for Rotherham who ended a five-match run without a Championship win with a comfortable 2-0 defeat of Blackburn Rovers at the New York Stadium on Tuesday.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans deemed Tuesday’s performance ‘as good as we have ever had here’ and such confidence can see them to success when travelling to Norwich at the weekend; the Canaries 8/15 favourites with BetVictor, the Millers 13/2 and the draw 3/1. Despite being early favourites for the Title the Canaries have won just one of their last four, losing 1-0 at home to Charlton midweek. The Millers can extend Norwich’s luckless time of things with Rotherham fancied at 10/1 to win and both teams to score and 16/1 to win the game by the 2-1 correct score.

IElsewhere, there was another disappointing week for Doncaster Rovers who suffered two defeats on the road in the space of five days, exiting the Capital One Cup losing 2-1 at Fulham before a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Walsall.

Rovers have now won just one of their last six games in all competitions and boss Paul Dickov conceded that his side were ‘embarrassing’ at the Banks’s Stadium, with salt rubbed in the wounds further with former Rovers’ striker James Baxendale scoring against his former club.

Despite a pleasing start to the new season Doncaster have gone backwards, currently sat two points above the relegation zone and backed into 5/1 (from 12s) to complete back-to-back relegations after a wave of support in the week.

Donny desperately need to put a string of results together and can start with Saturday’s trip to Scunthorpe.

BetVictor are unable to split the pair and make both Donny and the home side 17/10, the draw 9/4 however Rovers should have far too much class for a side sat second bottom of the table, the Iron beaten 3-2 at Oldham at the weekend and enter the game having lost four of their last five games

Only Crewe (bottom of the table) have conceded more goals than Scunny and that can see Rovers leave Glanford Park with all three points and excellent value at 9/2 to win the game and both teams to score with BetVictor.

Barnsley dropped into the relegation zone after a 3-0 defeat at home to Swindon, the visitors building on the 5-2 defeat of Sheffield United the week prior and now unbeaten in their last seven League One games.

The weekend’s trip to Rochdale doesn’t look any easier and BetVictor make Dale 23/20 favourites to carry on their excellent start to the season, Barnsley 13/5 and the draw 12/5.

The Reds are now winless in their last five in all competitions however held-out against Swindon until the hour mark, likewise the week before when caught napping by a late winner at Port Vale. Barnsley are 7/10 in the double chance market and leave with at least a point but, given their ability to start games well, look good value at 11/8 with BetVictor to win the first half in the ‘draw no bet’ market.

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