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Sheffield Wednesday are fancied to get the better of Morecambe in the FA Cup but aren’t expected to have it all their own way, with bookies confident that the hosts will at least get on the scoresheet, Stan James offering 8/15 for both teams to find the net at Christie Park.

The Owls might have to score at least twice then, an outcome Partybets price at 10/11, if they are to emerge triumphant and subsequently, at 1.62 (8/13) with Betdaq, tomorrow’s contest looks likely to generate three or more goals.

Gary Megson will be boosted in the attacking department by the return of Gary Madine and not surprisingly the Wednesday centre-forward is Paddy Power’s 5/1 favourite to break the deadlock while Boylesports price the Owls’ top scorer at 13/8 to add to his tally at any time.

Sheffield United have been involved in plenty of high-scoring matches lately and Sportingbet have reacted by making their FA Cup first-round clash with Oxford just 8/13 to produce more than two goals.

The first of those is 9/2 (bet365) to be struck by Ched Evans while Chris Porter is a slightly chunkier 19/4 via Victor Chandler to put the Blades 1-0 in front and Betfred post 4/5 against Chesterfield and Torquay conjuring up at least three goals between them at the b2net Stadium.

At Holker Street, Skybet chalk Lewis Grabban up at 5/1 to fire the first for Rotherham against non-league Barrow.

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