Owls’ chance to return to top two

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With Sheffield United inactive this weekend, Sheffield Wednesday have the chance to move into second place and an automatic promotion berth in League One by picking up maximum points from their trip to Leyton Orient.

The Owls are Coral’s 6/5 favourites to get the better of the Os, BetVictor’s 14/5 outsiders but following Tuesday’s frustrating stalemate against Walsall, some punters might fancy Blue Square’s 12/5 for the spoils to be shared at Brisbane Road, where Betfred post 14/1 against another 2-2 scoreline.

Nevertheless, prior to that midweek slip-up, Wednesday had carded three straight victories while the hosts come into this contest having lost three of their last four, so the formbook undoubtedly points towards Dave Jones’ men, who are 3/1 courtesy of bet365 to shade it by one.

If Jones’ troops do leapfrog United the Blades will only have to wait until Wednesday for the chance to reclaim second spot and Boylesports quote Danny Wilson’s charges at just 1/2 to emerge triumphant in their rearranged fixture against Chesterfield at Bramall Lane. Before that however, the Spireites hav a trip to Wembley, where they tackle Swindon in the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy final on Sunday.

Despite the fact that they’re currently in League Two, it’s the Robins that are expected to secure the silverware, Ladbrokes marking 11/8 against a Swindon success in normal time while John Sheridan’s side are 12/5 with Boylesports to clinch the cup and Paddy Power post 23/10 against the showdown requiring extra-time.

Barnsley’s form doesn’t bode well ahead of the visit of Peterborough but the Tykes are Betfred’s 7/5 favourites nonetheless, with Stan James quoting the visitors at 19/10.

Bookies think struggling Doncaster are up against it as they head to league leaders Southampton. Coral make Rovers a 10/1 shot to stun the promotion-chasing Saints

In League Two, Rotherham are as high as 5/1 with bet365 to pick up three points at Crawley.

Odds supplied by www.betrescue.com