Bookies tip Blades for Loftus Road fall

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Two wins in three games means Sheffield United are four points adrift of safety, although that gap could be seven points by the time the Blades take to the field on Monday evening and bookies believe it’s a case of too little too late for Micky Adams’ side who are just 4/11 with Coral to go down.

As United head to league leaders QPR next, it’s perhaps not surprising that they are classed as 13/2 outsiders by Betfred for the clash at Loftus Road, where Betdaq rate the hosts at just 1.5 (1/2) to send the Blades home empty-handed.

Adams’ troops are 16/5 with Victor Chandler to pick up what would be a decent point against the champions-elect and as underdogs, Sheffield United will kick-off with a goal start at odds of 13/8 (Paddy Power).

Stan James post 19/2 against an away win by a one-goal margin and Totesport offer 25/1 for Adams’ men to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline while a much-needed Blades success following on from a drawn first half is a 14/1 shot with bet365.

Sheffield Wednesday’s home woes continued on Tuesday as they suffered a fourth consecutive loss at Hillsborough but bookies expect them to stop the rot on their own patch tomorrow, Ladbrokes pricing the Owls at 6/5 to get the better of Colchester.

For sceptics, a fifth straight defeat on home soil is 5/2 with William Hill and Sportingbet quote odds of 9/4 for Gary Megson’s beleaguered troops to land a share of the spoils. With a relegation scrap no longer out of the question, Wednesday could do with a victory and they’re 14/5 (Partybets) to edge it by one while Coral chalk 7/1 against the Owls grabbing the game’s only goal.

At Selhurst Park, Barnsley are 11/4 with Victor Chandler to do United a favour by seeing off Crystal Palace. The Tykes are 12/5 courtesy of Betfred to earn a draw and Paddy Power rate a Doncaster victory at 3/1 as Sean O’Driscoll’s charges head to Bristol City.

In League Two, William Hill post 17/20 against a win for leaders Chesterfield as they host Port Vale and Rotherham are 5/6 with Coral to get their own top-seven bid back on track by beating Morecambe.

Odds supplied by www.betrescue.com