Wednesday need to confound the bookies

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Sheffield Wednesday remain pointless after their first two matches and bookies seemingly think a third straight defeat for the Owls is on the cards in what should be a fiery derby at Leeds.

Skybet chalk the Whites up at just 11/10 to send Dave Jones’s side home empty-handed while BetVictor quote a first Wednesday win of the campaign at 11/4 and it’s 5/2 (Stan James) to be inconclusive. Aided by a goal start in the handicaps, the Owls are a 4/5 chance at bet365, who also offer 9/1 about Wednesday bagging the game’s only goal and it’s 7/2 thanks to Winner.com for Jones’s team to record any win by a solitary strike.

Sheffield United were given an example last week of just how tough it will be to gain promotion from League 1 as they went down at Brentford but bookies expect the Blades to bounce back, betway chalking David Weir’s men at 3/4 to get the better of Colchester.

The Us are 4/1 at Stan James to make it back-to-back defeats for United, who are 11/4 with BetVictor to only manage a share of the spoils and as the buoyant visitors arrive having secured victories in both of their opening assignments, that stalemate quote might prove popular, alongside BetVictor’s 7/1 for it to finish 1-1.

Skybet make United just 1/3 in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market but on home soil, where the Blades won their only league contest, most punters will expect Weir’s troops to prevail and they’re 13/5 (Ladbrokes) to do so by a one-goal margin.

A second 2-1 triumph of the campaign is available at 15/2 courtesy of William Hill and Paddy Power price the Blades at 9/5 to again be in front at the end of each half at Bramall Lane, where bet365 penalise United by a goal in the handicaps at odds of 15/8.