Bookies favour Wednesday win

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Sheffield Wednesday’s miserable run continued before the international break as they suffered a sixth defeat in seven Championship matches and the Owls are now in the relegation zone having failed to win a league game since late August.

Nevertheless, Dave Jones’ men are marginal favourites at 11/8 via Stan James as they prepare to lock horns with Leeds in front of the television cameras this evening.

Bet365 chalk the Whites up at 2/1 to make the short journey home from Hillsborough three points better off while BetVictor offer odds of 13/5 for Wednesday to stop the rot by grabbing a share of the spoils, a result that could prove popular given that this is something of a derby showdown.

Similarly, William Hill’s 13/2 for it to finish1-1 is set to attract market support, although as Jones’ charges continue to struggle defensively, it could be that a 2-2 scoreline, at 14/1 with Ladbrokes, is more likely.

The Blades are 9/5 courtesy of BetVictor to follow that 4-1 triumph up with a win at Preston.

Some bookies can’t separate the teams, which will inevitably lure some punters towards a draw at 23/10 (Paddy Power) but Danny Wilson’s buoyant troops are unbeaten this term and could edge the Deepdale contest so a case can be made for Stan James’ 15/2 marked against a 1-0 away success.

At the Valley, BetVictor make Barnsley 13/5 underdogs to overcome hosts Charlton.

League One Doncaster are 8/5 via William Hill to send Brentford home empty-handed.

In League Two, Ladbrokes chalk Rotherham up at 5/4 to bounce back from last week’s reverse against Southend by collecting a maximum haul at Aldershot and Skybet offer 9/4 about a Chesterfield triumph as the Spireites make the long journey to Devon to tackle Exeter.

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