Sheffield Wednesday have a trip to Spotland in the fourth round of the FA Cup this weekend with Rochdale seeking back-to-back Championship scalps after knocking out Leeds United 2-0 in the third earlier in the month.
BetVictor make Wednesday 11/10 favourites with Dale and the draw both 12/5; manager Stuart Gray will be disappointed if they fail to get past their League Two opposition. A Wednesday win and both teams to score looks the value at 10/3.
The Blades were giant-killers in the third round beating beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park and face further Premier League opposition with the arrival of Fulham at Bramall Lane on Sunday.
The Cottagers enter the game as 17/10 favourites with the Blades 7/4 and the draw 9/4 and United’s Harry Maguire looks a massive price at 22/1 to open the scoring and 15/2 to score anytime in the Cup tie – he will be instrumental if they are to get anything from the tie.
The Owls are 200/1 for the Cup with the Blades showing double that price at BetVictor!
Rotherham face struggling Crawley and Tranmere in a big week for Steve Evans’ men with two very winnable looking fixtures. Rotherham are 11/10 favourites for Saturday’s clash at the New York Stadium with the Reds 11/4 and the draw 5/2. That 11/10 looks too big to my eyes.
Paul Cook’s Chesterfield have now won just one of their last five and will seek to move back into the top three with away days at Northampton and York in the forthcoming week.
Chesterfield are 19/20 to leave Sixfields with all three points, Northampton 10/3 and the draw 13/5 with The Spireites eased out to 7/2 to win League Two and ½ to achieve promotion.
It might not be a great time for Doncaster Rovers to visit Bloomfield Road this weekend as the Lancashire outfit and the crowd will be fired up; Blackpool are even money favourites to keep the points in the nort west with the draw 12/5 and Rovers 29/10 get back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.
We have early prices for the vital midweek clash between Rovers and Charlton and can’t split the sides at 8/5 with the draw 9/4. After the events at the Valley earlier in the season Paul Dickov and all Rovers’ supporters might feel they owe the Addicks’ one!