Sheffield United’s cup dream came to an end at the weekend, but the Blades can be proud of their efforts in the competition and indeed their revival in general as they face up to their final matches.
Boss Nigel Clough however, will be keen to keep his foot on the gas and maintain the winning habit with next season in mind and his team are odds-on at 10/11 with Skybet to bounce back from their Wembley disappointment by seeing off Stevenage. The visitors are Ladbrokes’s 7/2 outsiders and they’re 13/5 at bet365 to grab a share of the spoils, as they did in December’s reverse fixture. That one finished goalless, a result that’s 19/2 via BetVictor to be repeated here and it’s 4/1 courtesy of Stan James for scores to be level at the break as well as full-time.
Stevenage prop up the rest in League One, having failed to win any of their last eight.
BetVictor make Clough’s charges 5/2 to shade it by a one-goal margin, they’re 11/2 (Winner.com) to register a 1-0 success and for fans anticipating a more comfortable afternoon, Paddy Power rate the Blades at 13/5 in the handicaps, where they start a goal in arrears.
Sheffield Wednesday have just four matches remaining and the first of those will see the Owls kick-off as Stan James’s 7/2 outsiders at play-off chasing Bournemouth (4/5, betway.)
Stuart Gray’s side have racked up ten stalemates in 21 matches on the road so there’ll be money for an inconclusive affair at 11/4 with BetVictor and William Hill post 7/1 against it finishing 1-1. Bet365 quote Wednesday at 12/5 in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market but some fans might feel that the fact the pressure is all on the Cherries might prove pivotal and for them, BetVictor chalk the Owls up at 5/1 to prevail by one. More accurately, it’s 14/1 at Stan James for a 2-1 away triumph.
Three straight defeats have dragged Doncaster back into trouble and they’re 10/3 (bet365) to beat Derby in front of the television cameras and it’s 6/4 via Skybet for Barnsley to prevail in their must-win clash with Leeds.
In League One, Rotherham are BetVictor’s 31/10 underdogs as they head to promoted Wolves and finally, Stan James price Chesterfield at 4/7 to tighten their grip on a top three berth in League Two by overcoming struggling Exeter.
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