After a barren September, Wednesday showed great spirit and resilience to get a point at Turf Moor coming from a goal down three times and they entertain a Hull City side on Saturday who have lost their last three in a row going down 3-2 to Blackpool in another cracker midweek.
It is Cardiff’s turn to be BetVictor’s favourites for the Championship at 4/1 with Leicester and Blackburn 11/2, Wolves and Bolton 10s; Hull are out to 33/1 and the Owls are marginal favourites at Hillsborough on Saturday at 8/5 with the Tigers 7/4 and the draw at 23/10.
Both local sides in the division are in the first four in the betting to be relegated with Barnsley 6/4 (what a difference a week makes) and Wednesday 9/4 with Peterborough remaining 4/9 despite their 2-0 win at Oakwell.
Wednesday are now out to 40s for back-to-back promotions with Hull 10/1 and the Owls are now 12/1 to get a minimum of a play-off spot.
The Owls’ only clean sheet this term continues to be the defeat of Fulham in the Capital One Cup and three or more goals this weekend is priced at ¾ with two or fewer 11/10.
Barnsley travel to Elland Road for what promises to be a feisty encounter against Neil Warnock’s Leeds United who are unbeaten in their last four and are 5/6 to beat the Tykes with The Reds 7/2 and the draw 13/5; after one point from six at Oakwell perhaps Keith Hill’s side might prefer to be back on the road with the memory of that five-goal second half thrashing of Birmingham still burning albeit not as brightly as a week ago.
It’s a game I’d expect both teams to score (cue 0-0) at 8/13 and it is 5/4 for at least one of the sides to fail to hit the back of the net. Leeds are in to 9/2 for promotion and whatever your thoughts on the self-confessed Blades’ fan this would be one of Warnock’s greatest achievements if he got Leeds back in the Premier League.
Talking of the Blades and unbeaten Sheffield United once again did just enough to beat Hartlepool midweek and they travel to Orient to meet an Os side who have only lost one of their last six but did lose 2-0 to Rovers last weekend.
Orient are 5/2 to keep the points in London with the Blades 23/20 and the draw 9/4; this is a game that you should be confident of United getting all three points but they have not impressed in recent weeks although Danny Wilson will take heart that his side are grinding out results and both his on loan strikers scored midweek.
Rovers entertain Shrewsbury looking to bounce back at the Keepmoat after their 3-1 reverse to Preston; Dean Saunders will be desperate for all three points and you have to go back to the 21st August for three points at home. The Shrews on the other hand have yet to win on their travels this season and BetVictor’s quote of 20/21 for Rovers merits nap material for the weekend.
Rotherham travel to York looking for their first win away from home in League 2 and, with the hosts having lost 2-0 at home to promotion chasing Fleetwood midweek, this is a game the Millers will be hopeful of all three points despite their loss to the Minster Men in the JPT earlier in the season. Fleetwood have joined Rotherham and Gillingham at the head of the market for the League 2 Title and Rotherham need to start winning away from the New York Stadium; the Millers are 31/20 to get all three points in the Yorkshire Derby with York 9/5 and the draw 23/10.