Sheffield United: Bookies offer 15/8 for Blades clean sheet

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Sheffield United’s duel against promotion-chasing Wigan at Bramall Lane tomorrow will offer fans the opportunity to gauge whether the Yorkshiremen are capable of claiming a play-off berth next May.

Sheffield United’s duel against promotion-chasing Wigan at Bramall Lane tomorrow will offer fans the opportunity to gauge whether the Yorkshiremen are capable of claiming a play-off berth next May.

To do so, they must overhaul a visiting side that started the season slowly but have put themselves into serious contention to secure the title.

United open as Ladbrokes’ 6/4 favourites and at an eye-catching 15/8 (bet365) to retain a clean sheet.

Backers who believe the Blades can register a morale-boosting victory may fancy the look of BetVictor’s 3/1 for them to win without conceding, although some punters might want to supplement that bet with the 10/11 odds offered by Stan James against both teams scoring.

Stan James also post 8/11 about both Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City scoring when the pair lock horns at St Andrew’s.

The Owls kick off as Betfred’s 2/1 underdogs, with their hosts quoted as Paddy Power’s 5/4 jollies, while Gary Hooper (5/1, Coral) is the game’s favourite to open the scoring and William Hill offer a generous-looking 13/5 against the Owls keeping a clean sheet.

If Rotherham United can prevent Bolton from scoring when the pair meet at the Macron Stadium, they’ll be doing punters who back them to do so a big favour, especially as the Millers are 11/4 with William Hill to keep their goal intact. As a form of insurance, however, backers may wish to run the rule over Skybet’s 8/11 chalked in favour of both teams finding the net.

Scunthorpe and Doncaster are favoured to cancel each other out, with Ladbrokes’ 5/2 odds chalked against the stalemate attracting steady support.

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