Sheffield Wednesday continued their impressive start with victory over Fulham in the Capital One Cup but are still 125/1 with ourselves at BetVictor as the Big Boys enter the competition at the next round.
Having conceded two goals in the first four competitive games of the season Tuesday’s clean sheet will have pleased manager Dave Jones ahead of the trip to lowly Crystal Palace this weekend.
The Owls are 31/20 to go into the international break with another three points with the Eagles 9/5 and the draw at 23/10; Palace have made a poor start and have been well supported (7/4 from 11/4) to be relegated given they prop up the Championship without a point to their name.
Wednesday are 20/1 for the title and sixes for promotion after the thrilling 3-2 win over Millwall last weekend with Blackpool the new 7/1 favourites following their six-goal thrashing of Ipswich.
Gary Madine grabbed the only goal of the cup game from the spot and is 6/1 co fav with Chris O’Grady and Aaron Wilbraham to score first; Miguel Llera was the hero at Hillsborough against the Lions and is 20/1 to net the opener.
Neither Sheffield United nor visitors Bournemouth have met with defeat so far this season and the Blades are 5/6 to win back-to-back home games with the Cherries 7/2 and the draw 13/5.
Danny Wilson’s side are 5/1 joint favourites with high-flying Swindon Town to win the title after the latter’s win at the Britannia in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. The Blades boss must be satisfied with his start to the season but he knows that they ought to have beaten Colchester on the road and he won’t want to lose any more ground against Paul Groves’ side who are only 16s for the title themselves.
It has been a mixed week for Doncaster Rovers with the disappointing home loss to Crawley followed by a magnificent fight back against Hull City in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup.
Rovers travel to early League One pacesetters Yeovil on Saturday knowing that a win will see them leapfrog the Glovers, who were beaten 4-2 by West Brom midweek following impressive wins at Brentford and Scunthorpe where they knocked in seven goals.
Rovers are out to 14/1 for the title at BetVictor with Saturday’s opponents 33s.Yeovil are 6/4 favourites with Rovers 19/10 and the draw at 12/5. I expect to see goals in the game and three or more is priced at 31/40 which looks fair enough with two or fewer at 19/20.
Brian Laws is now our 4/5 favourite to be the next manager of Chesterfield having been as big as 12/1 when we started betting on the appointment following the departure of John Sheridan; Sean Dyche is out to 8s, Tommy Wright 10s and our original 5/1 favourite Mark Robins is now 14/1. Gillingham entertain Chesterfield on Saturday with a 100% record in the division after three fixtures; two points from three games was not the start the Spireites were looking for but they are only 14/5 to return from Priestfield with all three points.
Chesterfield are out to 14/1 for the League Two title and 3/1 to be promoted.
Rotherham will be looking to consolidate their position as 3/1 favourites for the title with three points against high-flying Bradford The Millers are Evens for the points with the Bantams 3/1 and the draw at 12/5.
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