Can Danny’s boys shock Leeds?

Danny Wilson back in charge at  Barnsley
Danny Wilson back in charge at Barnsley
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Danny Wilson is back at Barnsley where his managerial career began. In his last stint he led the Oakwell club to the Premier Division for the only time - this time his aim is to keep them in the Championship and the survival mission starts in a derby at Leeds on Saturday.

He returns to find the Tykes as new 4/9 favourites for relegation in wake of Yeovil’s revival. Barnsley were unlucky not to beat Yeovil on Saturday and don’t rule out an upset at Elland Road. They could be worth a punt as 19/5 underdogs with BetVictor, Leeds 8/11 and the draw 14/5. A lot will depend on the Tykes’ ability to keep out Ross McCormack – the Championship’s leading marksman, who has netted 11 in his last seven after Leeds’ 3-0 win at Doncaster took them up to sixth in the table. The best bet may be the draw and the 1-1 correct score looks a fair price at 13/2 with BetVictor.

The Leeds setback made it back-to-back 3-0 defeats for Rovers and their task doesn’t get any easier as they travel to the league’s form side Derby County on Saturday. The Rams have been backed down to 8/1 for the title after being an incredible 80/1 with BetVictor two months ago before Steve McClaren’s appointment.

Derby are the 2/5 favourites on Saturday with Rovers 15/2 underdogs and 18/5 to take a point.

Sheffield Wednesday have been eased to 7/4 for relegation after their 1-0 win at Watford. A Connor Wickham strike earned the Owls’ first away win of the season and caretaker manager Stuart Gray’s second win from three games in charge.

BetVictor make Wednesday 13/10 favourites to beat Bournemouth on Saturday, the Cherries are 85/40 and the draw 12/5. Wickham is 5/1 favourite to open the scoring and is 5/2 to score in an Owls win.

City rivals Sheffield United are still not safe but look to have turned the corner under Nigel Clough with an unbeaten run of five in all competitions. United travel to Stevenage on Saturday as 11/8 favourites, Boro 2/1 and the draw 12/5. A 1-0 United win is 15/2, with the 2-0 correct score looking value at 12/1.

Rotherham won 2-1 at Bristol City to stay in a play-off spot and they seek their fourth straight league win when hosting title favourites Wolves. BetVictor make Rotherham 9/5, Wolves 6/4 and the draw 12/5.

Chesterfield are 13/10 favourites to win at Exeter tomorrow, the Grecians 21/10 and the draw 12/5. A win would put Chesterfield back to the top of the table.

* For all the latest odds go to BetVictor.com