The final day of the season looms and suddenly it’s the blue half of the Sheffield with (currently) the most to cheer after Wednesday moved into second place with last weekend’s results.
Blades fans must be feeling pretty sick after seeing their charges slip out of the automatic promotion places, especially after sitting pretty most of the second half of the campaign.
Fair play to the Owls who have produced the goods at the business end though and have shown great form since Dave Jones came on board.
The bottom line is Wednesday need only beat relegated Wycombe at Hillsborough to celebrate promotion and they are a short 2/9 at BetVictor to achieve that.
The draw will be enough if United don’t win and is 11/2 with a shock away win for Wycombe 12/1.
Sheffield United go to Exeter as big favourites too with 4/7 chalked up about the Blades; the draw is 3/1 with Exeter, who have also been unable to avoid the drop, 5/1.
Wednesday are now 1/14 for promotion with United 11/8 although the Blades are going to really have to lift themselves if indeed the Play- offs are needed to join their neighbours in the Championship next term.
Manager Danny Wilson saw his men recover from a 2-0 deficit to nearly complete the fairytale comeback against Stevenage and, with Boro’ best placed of the chasing pack to grab the last automatic Play-off berth; paths may well cross again before the end of the domestic season.
Wednesday will be wanting to do a ‘Southampton’ and finish the season with a bang and punters can have 4/1 for the Owls to win by four goals or more.
Looking ahead to the Championship both Sheffield clubs would be around the 33/1 mark to lift the title and around 7/1 for promotion.
With Norwich and Southampton managing back to back promotions in recent years it shows the gap is manageable and certainly well within either clubs reach.
Chesterfield lost 3-2 at Yeovil and will play their last match in the division at home to Brentford on Saturday.
The Bees had been targeting the play offs but have seen their hopes dashed of late following four games without a win.
They are still 11/8 favourites with the draw 23/10 and the Spireites an eye catching 23/10.
Chesterfield will no doubt want to end the season on a high and give the supporters some hope for another promotion challenge next term. They are likely to be among the favourites and any double figure quotes would look attractive.
The FA Cup Final may have lost some of its lustre but it should be a cracking game on Saturday evening; Blue may (or may not) be the colour in Sheffield on Saturday but can Chelsea win their third FA Cup in four years?
Carling Cup winners Liverpool are 21/10 with betvictor.com to win in 90 minutes with Chelsea 29/20 and the draw 23/10; the Reds are 6/5 to lift the Trophy and I think they will despite their lamentable showing against Fulham on Tuesday evening.
The British flat racing season moves into full swing this weekend with the first two classics of the season; Camelot has been all the rage for the colts’ race but preference is for French raider Abtaal and Maybe is a confident selection in the 1000 Guineas on Sunday.
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