Sheffield Wednesday were denied a second victory of the Bank Holiday weekend as Bristol City grabbed a last-minute equaliser at Ashton Gate on Easter Monday and as a result the Owls are outside of the relegation zone on goal difference alone as the battle to avoid the drop intensifies.
Dave Jones’ men are now 7/2 via Ladbrokes to go down, however they have a fantastic opportunity to give their survival hopes a massive boost tomorrow as they play host to fellow strugglers Blackburn, who have an identical points tally.
Stan James have installed the Owls as 5/4 favourites to clinch a vital maximum haul at Hillsborough, where troubled Rovers are BetVictor’s 5/2 outsiders and Skybet post 12/5 against it finishing all square.
In the circumstances, neutral punters will flock to the stalemate as well as BetVictor’s 13/2 for the vital contest to finish one-apiece and indeed, some factions of the Wednesday support will be wary enough to only back their team at 8/13 in Stan James’ draw-no-bet market.
Nevertheless, Blackburn have now gone nine Championship matches without a victory so Jones’ players will undoubtedly fancy their chances, especially after their six-pointer success against Barnsley and Coral rate the Owls at 9/1 to register another 2-1 victory.
In League One, Sheffield United continue to drop points at Bramall Lane but they’ve picked up an encouraging five victories in their last six away matches to stay in the automatic promotion hunt and they’re 17/10 (BetVictor) to continue their excellent sequence on the road as they visit Walsall.
The Saddlers however, harbour realistic play-off ambitions following a dozen-match unbeaten run so they can ensure it’s a close affair. Stan James’ 8/1 for United to bag the only goal stands out then and it’s 16/5 at Paddy Power for Danny Wilson’s troops to shade it by a one-goal margin.
Leaders Doncaster are 10/11 at bet365 to see off Tranmere at the Keepmoat Stadium.
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