Sheffield Wednesday make the short trip up the M1 this weekend for a televised assignment against Yorkshire rivals Leeds and the Owls strong away record, allied with the decent home form of the hosts means bookies are finding the contest tough to call.
Stan James chalks both teams up at 13/8 to walk away with maximum points and BetVictor consider Stuart Gray’s troops to be marginal outsiders at 17/10. Consequently, there’s expected to be healthy trade for the stalemate, available via betway at 23/10 and a score draw might also prove popular at 10/3 (bet365).
Last season’s corresponding fixture ended one-each, a result priced at 6/1 by Betvictor here while In Winner.com’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market, Wednesday are a 17/20 chance and bet365 hand them a goal start in the handicaps at 1/2.
A trio of travelling victories for the Owls however, might encourage supporters into a more optimistic flutter. For those fans, Stan James quote Gray’s charges at 10/3 to shade it by a one-goal margin and it’s 10/1 at Ladbrokes for them to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.
In the other Championship clash, Rotherham visit Championship title-chasers Norwich and accordingly the Millers are BetVictor’s 13/2 underdogs. The Millers are 1/2 (Paddy Power) to return three points better off, they’re 3/1 at Stan James to snatch a share of the spoils.
A dramatic late turnaround secured a maximum haul at home to Gillingham last time out but that wasn’t enough to convince bookies they can claim a victory at Chesterfield. The Spireites are William Hill’s 29/20 favourites, where Nigel Clough’s side are a 2/1 shot via BetVictor and it’s 12/5 (Ladbrokes) to finish all square. United grabbed the only goal on their last visit to Chesterfield, (2011) and are 8/1 courtesy of Skybet to repeat the feat in this showdown but it could be a tight affair and a case can be made for Winner.com’s 9/5 about the match being goalless at the break.
Struggling Barnsley have taken just two points from their last five League One contests and they’re as high as 12/5 at Stan James to end their winless sequence at in-form Rochdale (11/10, betway) where bet365 go 12/5 about the draw. Finally, at Glanford Park, Stan James’s 6/4 chances Doncaster have been well backed in the early betting to overcome hosts Scunthorpe.
Odds by Betrescue.