Bookies back quick League return to form for Sheffield United

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Sheffield United came up just short as they mounted a late comeback in the defeat at Chesterfield but bookies think the Blades can bounce back this weekend, Stan James installing them as 5/4 favourites to get the better of Leyton Orient (5/2, Ladbrokes).

There’s likely to be interest in an inconclusive contest at 12/5 with bet365 in light of the fact that the visitors have shared the spoils in three of their five unbeaten away matches and a 1-1 scoreline is popular at 6/1 via William Hill given that the corresponding fixture last term ended with an identical result.

That one saw United battle back from a half-time deficit to land a point, an outcome betway price at 14/1 on this occasion while Nigel Clough’s troops are 13/20 in BetVictor’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market, however, the Blades have already beaten the Londoners once this season, in the Capital One Cup at Brisbane Road, so they’ll be confident of doing so again on their own patch.

A repeat of United’s 1-0 triumph from that encounter is an 8/1 shot at BetVictor, Clough’s men are 13/5 ( to again lead at the end of each half and bet365 offer 3/1 about any home victory by a one-goal margin. Alternatively, BetVictor rate a 2-1 United success at 9/1.

At Oakwell on Sunday, the television cameras are in attendance as Barnsley take on Bradford City.

Aided by home advantage, the Tykes are Stan James’s 13/10 chances to

acquire a maximum haul at the expense of the Bantams, who are 12/5 (bet365) to hold the hosts to a stalemate.

Paddy Power post 16/5 against a score draw but buoyed by their impressive win at in-form Rochdale, Barnsley will fancy their chances and they’re 3/1 courtesy of Stan James to nick it by a solitary goal.

More precisely, Danny Wilson’s side are 9/1 via BetVictor to card a 2-1 victory.

Finally, Chesterfield are just inside the play-off places on the back of that triumph over Sheffield United but the Spireites face a huge test of their play-off mettle on Saturday as they travel to League One leaders Bristol City.

Accordingly, Paul Cook’s team are Ladbrokes 7/2 underdogs ahead of the Ashton Gate clash and Skybet make them 13/5 to snare a respectable share of the spoils in what on paper is the hardest fixture they’ll face in the whole campaign.

Bet365 hand Chesterfield a goal start in the handicaps at even money but travelling fans feeling a touch bolder might prefer to back their team at 8/1 with Stan James to come out on top despite an even first period.

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