Wednesday start as slight favourites for Millers clash

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In the Championship both Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday continue to struggle, extending their winless runs to four and eight games respectively.

The Millers lost to both Reading and Middlesbrough 3-0 in the week and travel to Hillsborough for Saturday’s crucial South Yorkshire Derby.

Steve Evans’ side are now winless in their last four and have halved in price to 5/2 (from 5/1) at BetVictor to last a solitary season in English football’s second tier.

Wednesday, like Rotherham, have struggled despite an excellent start to the campaign, scoring just one goal in their last five games and are under pressure to achieve a result on Saturday.

Wednesday are 11/10 favourites with BetVictor, the Millers 14/5 and the draw 5/2.

BetVictor make the ‘both teams to score bet’ 10/11 to hit and 10/11 to miss with the value appearing in the Under 2.5 goals market at 3/4 with BetVictor (Over 2.5 11/10).

Neither side can lay claim to being the league’s ‘great entertainers’ and the 0-0 correct score could out-run its price of 11/1, and looks the value.

Sheffield United lost ground on those at the top of League One table losing 1-0 to local rivals Barnsley at Bramall Lane.

Both sides take a break from league action as attentions turn to the first round of the FA Cup and Sheffield Untied, Barnsley, Chesterfield and Doncaster all in action over the weekend.

After their giant-killing exploits last season Sheffield United (250/1 with BetVictor) are the shortest of the four teams to go all the way and lift the trophy aloft at Wembley in May.

Doncaster are 4/11 favourites to beat non-league outfit Weston-Super-Mare while the treble of Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield United looks sure to put punters in clover this weekend with all three sides enhanced to 4/1 (from 7/2 with BetVictor) to have their names in the hat for the second round, without the need of a replay.