Bookies fancy a return to winning form for Owls

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AFTER a solid start to the campaign, Sheffield Wednesday have now suffered three straight defeats, conceding eight goals in the process, but they’re slight favourites to get back to winning ways tomorrow as they welcome Bolton to Hillsborough.

Stan James post 6/4 against an Owls success while the Trotters are bet365’s 15/8 outsiders and it’s 5/2 with BetVictor to finish all square, a result that could prove popular given that both teams have taken seven points from their six matches.

Wednesday supporters will note that Bolton have lost all their three away matches, which, when put up against the Owls’ two wins from a trio of home fixtures, suggests that Dave Jones’ men have every chance of getting back on track. Ladbrokes quote odds of 10/3 for Wednesday to prevail by one-goal while the Owls’ defensive frailty lends appeal to a 3-2 victory at 28/1 (Skybet), although a 2-1 success at 17/2 via bet365 provides a less ambitious alternative.

Elsewhere, Stan James chalk the Owls at 10/3 to be in front at the end of each half and William Hill offer 7/10 about a home win in their ‘Draw No Bet.’

Sheffield United remain unbeaten in League One but have drawn five of their seven matches, including the last three and the Blades are 5/2 courtesy of BetVictor to share the spoils yet again as they head to Somerset to face Yeovil.

Paddy Power mark 2/1 against the Glovers, but they’ve lost three in a row so United will fancy their chances of a third maximum haul this term and they’re 7/1 (bet365) to fire the only goal at Huish Park, where Ladbrokes quote odds of 10/3 for any away triumph by one. United played out a stalemate with Doncaster at Bramall Lane on Tuesday, a result that was better for Rovers than the Blades and Dean Saunders’ side are 7/5 with BetVictor to build on that by sending Stevenage home empty-handed.

Barnsley have taken seven points from nine but they’ve lost all three on the road, hence bet365’s 11/2 for the Tykes to plunder the spoils in the televised, teatime battle with Birmingham at St Andrews, which is 14/5 via Stan James to end level.

In League Two, Rotherham are odds-on at 8/11 (Skybet) to see off Barnet at Underhill.