Sheffield Wednesday were unable to build on the 5-2 demolition job of Reading - they were out-classed by a very slick Derby County side but this Saturday’s task looks a far more realistic one when welcoming Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.
Wednesday look a cracking price at even money with Huddersfield’s form taking a serious turn for the worse, a fortunate 3-2 defeat of Leeds United their only win from their last nine.
With Huddersfield missing skipper Peter Clarke at centre half expect Wednesday to take full advantage; again live in front of the Sky cameras in the 12.15 Saturday early kick-off.
Wednesday’s Matty Fryatt looks the one to side with, 17/4 to open the scoring and 13/10 to score anytime, 10/1 to be the man of the match and 20/1 for a hat-trick.
Normal service resumed for Sheffield United, as they suffered yet another defeat, Saturday’s loss seeing them go down 2-1 at home to mid-table Gillingham. Nigel Clough’s men continue to give away poor goals at the back, two very soft goals on Saturday leaving them with just the one solitary clean sheet all season. They travel to Bristol City, one of the biggest underachievers in League One this season, and could be suited to being the underdogs; BetVictor making City 29/20 favourites, the Blades 15/8 and a draw 12/5. United undoubtedly have talent going forward and should have enough strength to overcome any lapse at the back; Sheffield United to win and both teams to score is 17/4 with BetVictor.
Rotherham bounced back to form with a 3-0 defeat of Stevenage to move within one place of a play-off spot. Steve Evans’ men should be able to build on that when hosting Graham Kavanagh’s Carlisle United, Rotherham the 8/13 favourites. Quite frankly it’s hard to oppose them, the Cumbrians 22/5 and the draw 3/1, with preference for a Millers half time/full time double result at 31/20, whilst Rotherham to win to nil is 9/5.
Chesterfield produced a professional performance to win at Torquay United. They host Wycombe on Saturday seeking their fourth consecutive win and BetVictor make them 8/13 to do just that, Wanderers 19/4 and the draw 14/5. Chesterfield’s last three wins have all come to nil and they are 13/8 to win to nil again.