Football betting: Bookies don’t fancy Sheffield Wednesday’s chances

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Sheffield Wednesday have the top half of the Championship table in their sights as they go into the season’s final weekend but according to bookmakers the Owls have a mountain to climb if they are to improve their league position.

Stuart Gray’s men head to promoted Watford, who have the title in their sights and it’s 2/5 with Stan James for the Hornets to secure top spot with a victory. Wednesday are as high as 8/1 via BetVictor to spoil the party and it’s 7/2 at betway for the teams to take home a point apiece.

It’s likely that both teams will strike (evens, bet365) so stalemate fanciers might also go for a score draw at 5/1 (Ladbrokes) and William Hill mark 17/2 against a 1-1 scoreline. Alternatively, in the handicaps, Paddy Power give the Owls a goal start at 2/1 and they’re 5/1 in Skybet’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market.

Optimistic travelling fans can go for BetVictor’s 19/2 about an away success by a one-goal margin and Stan James quote Wednesday at 25/1 to register a 2-1 victory.

Also in the Championship, Rotherham head to Leeds as slight outsiders at 9/5 (BetVictor) with the Whites given a slight edge by Stan James at 8/5 and it’s 23/10 courtesy of Ladbrokes for the duo to take home a point apiece.

Sheffield United and Chesterfield have clinched top six berths and they collide at Bramall Lane to decide who will take on Swindon and who will meet MK Dons in the forthcoming play-offs. On their own patch, the Blades get the nod from Winner.com at odds of 11/10, Stan James offer 13/5 about a Spireites success and it’s 5/2 at bet365 for the teams to stay in their respective league positions by playing out an inconclusive encounter.

More precisely, a 2-2 scoreline might attract the ambitious at 15/1 (BetVictor), betway post 8/1 against a 2-1 United triumph and bet365 price that outcome in favour of the visitors at 11/1.

Doncaster and Scunthorpe bring the curtain down on their seasons at the Keepmoat Stadium in a derby contest that’s also a dead rubber and bookies believe it will be Rovers that will claim local bragging rights.

Paul Dickov’s troops are Winner.com’s 6/5 favourites for the points while the Iron are a 13/5 chance at Skybet and it’s also 13/5, this time with BetVictor, for the teams to be inseparable.

Now that Rochdale’s play-off hopes are over, Barnsley are marginal favourites at 6/4 courtesy of Skybet to edge them out as the pair close the campaign at Oakwell. ‘Dale meanwhile, arrive as Stan James’s 2/1 underdogs and it’s 13/5 at BetVictor for the points to be divided.

Odds supplied by www.betrescue.com