Bookies favour Sheffield Wednesday home win

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Sheffield Wednesday have made a solid start to the season and they are 8/5 (bet365) to claim victory in the home lunchtime encounter against Hull.

The Tigers are a 9/5 chance (Stan James) to win and the draw is a 9/4 poke (BetVictor) for what is likely to be a close match.

Wednesday have won their past four matches in all competitions, with the side 10/3 (William Hill) to be leading at half-time and full-time, while a 1-0 triumph for the Owls is on offer at 13/2 with Ladbrokes.

Hull generally keep things tight on the road, with just nine goals scored during their five away matches to date and Under 2.5 Goals could be the way to go. Sky Bet make this an 8/13 chance and “No” on the Both Teams to Score market is 4/5 (Paddy Power).

Lewis McGugan has scored in his past two Wednesday matches and the midfielder is 12/1 ( to break the deadlock in this game, with the same player available at 4/1 to score at any stage of the encounter.

Sheffield United are back in the play-off places after a 3-2 win against Rochdale, with the Blades even money favourites (Sky Bet) to follow this up with three more points at Boundary Park.

Nigel Adkins’ team are bidding to end a four-match winless run on the road, with Oldham priced at 14/5 (bet365) after being beaten 4-2 at home to Scunthorpe last weekend. The draw is a 13/5 chance (Stan James) and some United fans might not be ready to trust their side just yet!

Che Adams will be a popular pick on the First Goalscorer market at odds of 6/1 (William Hill), with Billy Sharp slightly shorter at 11/2 ( and Jose Baxter available at 9/1 (Ladbrokes) to break the deadlock against the Latics.

Oldham have failed to win for the past two months and their last two matches have both involved six goals. David Dunn seems determined for his team to attack and both teams scoring looks a treat at 8/11 (bet365), with Over 2.5 Goals on offer at 4/5 (Stan James) should you expect the net to bulge three times or more.

Neil Redfearn is new Rotherham United manager and his job starts with a trip to Griffin Park on Saturday. Perhaps it’s a good time to be playing Brentford and the Millers are 14/5 (bet365) to claim three points.

Brentford also have eight points from ten games played after a poor start, although the bookies have the Bees as even money (BetVictor) favourites to claim victory and the draw is a 5/2 chance (Stan James), although Redfearn will surely be targeting three.

Barnsley travel to Roots Hall on Saturday looking to bounce back from consecutive league defeats and the Yorkshire side are 9/4 (William Hill) to beat Southend and climb several places in the table.

There was soul-searching after the weekend reverse against Crewe, although the Tykes haven’t convinced on the road this term and the Shrimpers are 13/10 (Stan James) to win this match, with the draw priced at 5/2 (

Doncaster might be languishing near the foot of the League One table, although Rovers also boast an unbeaten record at the Keepmoat Stadium this season.

Rovers are 11/8 (bet365) to continue this with a win over Bradford on Saturday, with the draw priced at 23/10 (Stan James). A Bantams victory is priced at 19/10 (BetVictor), with Bradford having also endured a sluggish start to the campaign and they are just two points better off than Donny. *

Chesterfield have a tough assignment at Walsall on Saturday, with the Spireites 16/5 (bet365) to claim victory in the west midlands, although the Saddlers are top of League One and are sure to be a popular accumulator selection at 19/20 (BetVictor).

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