Sheffield Wednesday were out-classed by a very slick Derby County side two weeks ago but had no excuses losing to Huddersfield last Saturday.
In a feisty derby Wednesday were never at the races; the Terriers comfortable throughout - their 90 minutes only marred by a late Connor Wickham consolation. The Owls remains the only side in the Football League yet to keep a clean sheet.
The manner of the performance desperately disappointed Dave Jones, who has been cut to 1/2 for the next Championship manager to leave his post. BetVictor make the Owls 5/4 to be playing in League One next year and 8/1 to finish bottom of the pile. Jones and his men need results starting with a trip to Blackpool; the Seasiders beaten just twice in the Championship so far this season.
Should manager Paul Ince be worried his side lost their last game at Bloomfield Road - a 3-2 defeat to Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich? Can Wednesday spring a surprise?
BetVictor make them the 10/3 outsiders, Blackpool 20/23 and the draw 5/2, Blackpool being something of draw specialists thus far this season (seven from 16) can Wednesday nick at least a point? The Owls are 9/5 in the draw no bet market, with the both teams to score 20/23 to collect and even money to miss.
In League One Sheffield United earned a win at Bristol City delighting manager Nigel Clough and fans alike, to give the Blades both their first away win in League One and their first clean sheet of the season. Clough’s men then fought out a draw at home to Walsall, Chris Porter’s first half penalty cancelled out by Craig Westcarr’s strike.
United aim to make it three wins without defeat when travelling to League One’s early risers Leyton Orient, who have wobbled since their incredible start to the season that saw Russell Slade’s men win their first eight games. BetVictor make Orient the 19/20 favourites, United 16/5 and a draw 13/5.
Three goals in 15 second half minutes earned Rotherham a fantastic victory over Steven Pressley’s free-scoring Coventry City, quelling the strongest attack in the division. That performance sees The Millers tie level on points with Bradford City; goal difference separating them for a play-off berth.
Steve Evans side remain unbeaten in November and have won four from six, keeping three straight clean sheets on the bounce. They look a big price to carry on their form on Saturday; 17/20 to beat Gillingham with BetVictor, the Gills 18/5 and the draw 27/10, the Millers are 4/9 with BetVictor in the draw no bet market to seal off an almost perfect month.