Sheffield Wednesday collected a heartening point at high-flying Charlton on Monday but the Owls face another tough assignment this weekend as they entertain League One leaders MK Dons.
Stan James price Gary Megson’s men at 13/5 to once more collect a share of the spoils and a second consecutive 1-1 stalemate is a 6/1 shot with Betfred while Boylesports make Wednesday 5/6 in their ‘Draw No Bet’ market ahead of the Hillsborough showdown.
The corresponding fixture last season finished 2-2, a scoreline that is 14/1 with Totesport to be replicated in this one, but the majority of bookmakers make the Owls slight favourites, with the best price for a home win Victor Chandler’s 13/8.
A close encounter appears inevitable and fans anticipating a Wednesday triumph can back Megson’s charges at 10/3 (Skybet) to shade it by a one-goal margin.
Alternatively, bet365 chalk 17/2 against a 2-1 Owls success and after they went in at the break 2-0 down before landing a point in the pair’s meeting here last term, Wednesday are available at 28/1 (Sportingbet) to overturn a half-deficit to gather a maximum haul on this occasion.
Sheffield United have lost their last four matches against Scunthorpe but the Blades are narrow favourites at 2.6 (8/5) with Betdaq to snap that sequence by registering a victory.
United hold a share of the lead in League One, having won five out of their six matches, and they could have the edge at Glanford Park, where Paddy Power post 15/2 against Danny Wilson’s side grabbing the game’s only goal.
Elsewhere, bet365 make the Blades 5/1 to secure victory on the back of an even first half, the same firm quote United at 10/3 to shade it by one and for the cautious, Wilson’s troops are 2/5 with Partybets to avoid defeat against the Iron.
On the south coast, Ladbrokes rate Chesterfield as 11/4 outsiders as they head to fellow strugglers Bournemouth and Victor Chandler quote odds of 13/5 for the Spireites to earn themselves a point at Dean Court, where it’s 6/1 with Skybet to finish 1-1.
Meanwhile, in the Championship, Barnsley enjoy home advantage against Leicester but are nevertheless considered underdogs by Totesport, at odds of 11/4.
Paddy Power hand the Tykes a goal start in the handicaps at 8/11, Betfred mark 13/5 against an Oakwell stalemate and it’s 3/1 (Victor Chandler) for the spoils to be shared at Cardiff, where Doncaster are Boylesports’ 5/1 outsiders.
Finally, bet365 mark odds of 10/11 against Rotherham bouncing back from the League Two defeat to Swindon by seeing off Dagenham and Redbridge.
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