A TALLY of seven points from the last available nine means Sheffield Wednesday have moved four points clear of the Championship relegation zone and so they can approach the home clash against Brighton in a slightly more relaxed frame of mind.
Nevertheless, the Owls are slight underdogs for the points at 9/5 with Stan James while the Seagulls are a 13/8 chance at BetVictor and it’s 12/5 (Ladbrokes) to finish all square, a price that’s sure to prove popular given that the visitors have drawn five of their last eight league games.
Dave Jones’ men played out a goalless encounter in their last home game against Wolves, a scoreline that’s 9/1 via Skybet to be replicated. William Hill quote 6/1 for what would be a second consecutive 1-1 stalemate for the visitors. Home supporters fearful of an inconclusive affair can back their team at evens in Stan James’ ‘Draw No Bet’ market or there’s also the handicaps, where Wednesday kick-off a goal ahead at 11/20 (bet365).
The Owls will be in confident mood having beaten Charlton last weekend and they’re 9/1 courtesy of BetVictor to repeat the 2-1 scoreline from that one, although at 15/2 with bet365, a 1-0 triumph is considered more likely.
Sheffield United’s current form is a bit of a worry for boss Danny Wilson. The Blades having only managed one victory, against League Two Oxford, since Boxing Day. BetVictor make them 5/4 favourites to remedy that tonight as they face Coventry, Skybet’s 12/5 outsiders, at Bramall Lane, where bet365 quote a draw at 5/2.
The same firm offer odds of 7/1 about United grabbing the only goal while Stan James price the Blades at 4/1 to emerge triumphant despite going in on level terms at the interval and a home success by one is a 3/1 shot at bet365.
Also in League One, Doncaster go in search of a fourth straight win as they visit Bury. Their away record of ten victories and three draws in 14 outings, lends appeal to BetVictor’s 6/4 for Rovers to rack up another maximum haul.
Barnsley are Stan James’ 17/4 outsiders to boost their Championship survival chances with a victory at Blackpool. In League Two, Coral rate Rotherham at 11/10 to pick-up a triumph at the expense of fellow play-off hopefuls Northampton and it’s 19/10 via BetVictor for Chesterfield to win at Rochdale.
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