Sheffield Wednesday were the team celebrating after the derby clash with Barnsley, their 1-0 victory at Oakwell seemingly enough to keep Dave Jones in a job for now, and the Owls could actually climb out of the bottom three if results go their way this weekend.
BetVictor make Wednesday 31/20 to keep their side of the bargain by getting the better of Charlton, bet365’s 19/10 outsiders and it’s 12/5 with Skybet to finish all square at Hillsborough, where a 1-1 scoreline might tempt neutrals at 6/1 via William Hill.
Stan James cater for cautious home supporters, posting 4/5 against Jones’ troops in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market.
But, buoyed by that Tykes triumph, some fans might be anticipating their side delivering an early Christmas present. For them, Paddy Power price the Owls at 16/5 to edge out the Addicks by a one-goal margin, it’s 15/2 courtesy of bet365 for Wednesday to card a second 1-0 win on the spin and 10/3 (Stan James) for them to hold a lead as each half comes to an end.
Alternatively, punters expecting a few more goals can tackle a 2-1 victory for Jones’ team at odds of 8/1 via BetVictor and the undecided are able to cover both the stalemate and a home success in one wager at 2/5 thanks to Skybet.
Barnsley are at play-off-chasing Millwall and, as the Lions have lost just once in 16 outings, the Tykes are tipped to lose by BetVictor, who rate the hosts at 3/4. Ladbrokes rate Keith Hill’s charges at 4/1 but, as they bagged a point at high-flying Leicester in their last away clash, Ladbrokes’ 13/5 for the spoils to be shared shouldn’t be ruled out.
Sheffield United’s vital League One showdown with Tranmere petered out into a goalless draw in the end and as bookies are struggling to separate the Blades and Crawley this weekend, plenty of punters are set to back another 0-0 scoreline at 9/1 (bet365).
Any draw at the Broadfield Stadium, is 23/10 at BetVictor, however optimistic travelling supporters will be keen to back their side to prevail given that the hosts haven’t won any of their last four league games on their own patch and Stan James chalk Danny Wilson’s side up at 7/4 to record a vital victory. In what should be a tight contest, bet365 offer 15/4 about an away triumph by one and Paddy Power quote United at 15/2 to shade it 1-0.
Meanwhile, Doncaster lock horns with MK Dons but despite Rovers’ home advantage they’re underdogs at 12/5 (Skybet). In League Two finally, William Hill mark Rotherham down at 11/10 to see off Bristol Rovers and tonight, Stan James make Chesterfield 13/5 ahead of the visit to Southend.
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