RECENT losses to Forest and Watford leave Sheffield Wednesday just two points above the Championship drop zone and they are just 5/2 to be relegated at betvictor.com ahead of the trip to Leicester whose automatic promotion prospects have hit the skids of late.
The Foxes are 4/7 to get their season back on track with the Owls 11/2 and the draw 16/5. I have never thought Leicester Premier league material and I wonder if the 11/2 is too big given Wednesday deserved at least a point, midweek.
Leicester are out to 2/1 for promotion and the natives will get restless if the hosts don’t take an early lead and I think this is a good time to be playing the Midlands side who are unlikely to be high on confidence.
Barnsley got a good point at Burnley but are Even money to go down after Wolves picked up their first three points under Dean Saunders at Millwall; the Reds travel to the Etihad for their FA Cup 6th Round clash and few pundits give them a prayer. I wonder if David Flitcroft would prefer a replay at Oakwell against City or three points against Brighton next Tuesday?
City are 2/15 for the win in 90 minutes with Barnsley 20/1 at BetVictor and the draw 8s.
Carlos Tevez was the match-winner against Villa on Monday and is 14/5 to grab the opening goal; Tomasz Cywka has scored in his last three games for the Reds and is 25/1 to grab the opener. The Tykes are 8/1 to qualify for the semi and that can be in 90 mins, after a replay, extra time or penalties.
A professional job at Boundary Park brought Sheffield United three points and with Rovers losing at MK Dons midweek United now trail Rovers by a point with a game in hand at the top of League 1. MK Dons are the visitors to Bramall Lane on Saturday and they are not without a chance of sneaking back into the play off zone having landed their first win since New Year’s Day against Rovers. Dons manager Karl Robinson is getting his best players back on the pitch after a bad run with injuries and remember they have beaten the Blades when they were top, Tranmere when they were top and now Rovers.
The Blades are 11/10 for the win with the draw 12/5 and the Dons 29/10; Danny Wilson’s side are 7/4 favourites for the Title (Rovers 5s) and 2/5 for promotion with Rovers 11/8. Brian Flynn’s side travel to Bournemouth for another fascinating clash given the Cherries recent last nine games have
been five successive wins followed by four defeats on the bounce. It would be nice if it was 5-5 after the weekend. Bournemouth are Even money to arrest their current slump with Rovers 31/10 and the draw 12/5.
The Millers are chasing an automatic promotion place and Tuesday’s 4-0 thrashing of Oxford, was their most complete of the season and Steve Evans will want more of the same when the Daggers visit. Rotherham are ¾ to claim another three points with Dagenham 17/4 and the draw 11/4; Rotherham are 6/1 for the Title and 2/5 for promotion but they have any number of difficult looking games between now and when Aldershot come to the New York Stadium on the final day of the season. Three points are essential on Saturday.
Chesterfield host Bristol Rovers and have yet to be awarded a penalty all season, scoring only once in their last five games and that was an own goal!